Australian Poetry Slam

The Australian Poetry Slam is a national competition for spoken word artists. Anyone can enter. In 2017, 50 heats will be held in towns, cities and suburbs hold slam heats, in state and territory of Australia. Cafe's, libraries, festivals, community halls, pubs and clubs host these events. Audiences award scores to each poet. The favourite poet from each heat is eligible to compete at a regional or state poetry slam final. The best from each state and territory travel to Sydney, to perform for a packed out audience at the National Final. The national slam champion wins prizes and professional gigs.

Katoomba Poetry Slam - NSW
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Katoomba Poetry Slam - NSW

  • Katoomba Library, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Philip Wilcox

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

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Bathurst Workshop - NSW
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Bathurst Workshop - NSW

Facilitated by: Philip Wilcox

Cost: $20

Register Online Here - Includes Entry into Slam

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Bathurst Poetry Slam - NSW
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Bathurst Poetry Slam - NSW

  • Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Philip Wilcox

Cost: $5

Book Tickets Online

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Nagambie Poetry Slam - VIC
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Nagambie Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Rockdale Workshop (Youth) - NSW
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Rockdale Workshop (Youth) - NSW

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Newtown Workshop (Youth) - NSW
Jul
22
4:30 PM16:30

Newtown Workshop (Youth) - NSW

Facilitated by: Philip Wilcox

Book here

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Newtown Poetry Slam (Youth) - NSW
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Newtown Poetry Slam (Youth) - NSW

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7pm

Hosted by: Philip Wilcox

Book here

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Gold Coast Poetry Slam - QLD
Jul
26
12:00 AM00:00

Gold Coast Poetry Slam - QLD

Time: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Brisbane Poetry Slam - QLD
Jul
28
12:00 AM00:00

Brisbane Poetry Slam - QLD

Time: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Cairns Poetry Slam - QLD
Aug
1
12:00 AM00:00

Cairns Poetry Slam - QLD

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Launceston Poetry Slam - TAS
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Launceston Poetry Slam - TAS

Start Time: 8pm

Registration: 7.30pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Logan Poetry Slam - QLD
Aug
3
12:00 AM00:00

Logan Poetry Slam - QLD

Time: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Byron Bay Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
4
5:30 PM17:30

Byron Bay Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Woodend Poetry Slam - VIC
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Woodend Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Coffs Harbour Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

Coffs Harbour Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Hobart Poetry Slam - TAS
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Hobart Poetry Slam - TAS

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Tamworth Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Tamworth Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Blacktown Workshop (Students) - NSW
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Blacktown Workshop (Students) - NSW

To attend, teachers must nominate students by contacting Barbara on barbara.hillman@blacktown.nsw.gov.au or 9839 6625.

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Kemspey Workshop - NSW
Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Kemspey Workshop - NSW

Facilitated by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Kempsey Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
9
4:30 PM16:30

Kempsey Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 5pm

Registration: 4.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Sydney CBD Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sydney CBD Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6.30pm

Registration: 6pm

Hosted by: Philip Wilcox

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Northlakes Workshop - QLD
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Northlakes Workshop - QLD

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Northlakes Poetry Slam - QLD
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Northlakes Poetry Slam - QLD

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Wodonga Poetry Slam - VIC
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Wodonga Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Townsville Poetry Slam - QLD
Aug
11
12:00 AM00:00

Townsville Poetry Slam - QLD

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Watsonia Poetry Slam - VIC
Aug
11
1:30 PM13:30

Watsonia Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 2pm

Registration: 1.30pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Gosford Workshop - NSW
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Gosford Workshop - NSW

Facilitated by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Gosford Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Gosford Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Latrobe Poetry Slam - TAS
Aug
12
12:30 PM12:30

Latrobe Poetry Slam - TAS

Start Time: 1pm

Registration: 12.30pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Melton Poetry Slam - VIC
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Melton Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Brisbane Poetry Slam No. 2 - QLD
Aug
18
12:00 AM00:00

Brisbane Poetry Slam No. 2 - QLD

  • The Edge, State Library of Queensland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Bayside Poetry Slam - VIC
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Bayside Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 2pm

Registration: 1.30pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Hawkesbury Workshop - NSW
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Hawkesbury Workshop - NSW

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Hawkesbury Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
18
5:30 PM17:30

Hawkesbury Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Sunshine Coast Poetry Slam - QLD
Aug
19
12:00 AM00:00

Sunshine Coast Poetry Slam - QLD

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

As part of Sunshine Coast Readers & Writers Festival

 

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

View Event →
Deloraine Poetry Slam - TAS
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30

Deloraine Poetry Slam - TAS

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Brisbane Poetry Slam No. 3 - QLD
Aug
22
12:00 AM00:00

Brisbane Poetry Slam No. 3 - QLD

Time: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

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Blacktown Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

Blacktown Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

Book here

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!


 

 

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Tasmania Poetry Slam State Final
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Tasmania Poetry Slam State Final

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

Performing writers from every region of Tasmania will seize the microphone and electrify the audience. From Launceston to Latrobe, Hobart to Deloraine the voice of a state comes to life in one poetry packed night.

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

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Queanbeyan Workshop - NSW
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Queanbeyan Workshop - NSW

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Queanbeyan Poetry Slam - NSW
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Queanbeyan Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Double Bay Workshop - NSW
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Double Bay Workshop - NSW

Facilitated by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Double Bay Poetry Slam - NSW
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Double Bay Poetry Slam - NSW

  • Woollahra Library at Double Bay (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 5.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Albury Workshop - NSW
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Albury Workshop - NSW

Facilitated by: Mantra

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Canada Bay Workshop - NSW
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Canada Bay Workshop - NSW

Facilitated by: Jesse Oliver

Booking is essential

Book here

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Albury Poetry Slam - NSW
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Albury Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7pm

Hosted by: Mantra

Featuring: Mandy Ord

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Granville Poetry Slam - NSW
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Granville Poetry Slam - NSW

  • Granville Community Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Troy Wong

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Canada Bay Poetry Slam - NSW
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Canada Bay Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Rockdale Poetry Slam - NSW
Sep
15
1:30 PM13:30

Rockdale Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 2pm

Registration: 1.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Green Square Workshop (Youth) - NSW
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Green Square Workshop (Youth) - NSW

Facilitated by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Green Square Poetry Slam (Youth) - NSW
Sep
16
3:30 PM15:30

Green Square Poetry Slam (Youth) - NSW

Start Time: 4pm

Registration: 3.30pm

Hosted by: Jesse Oliver

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Victoria Poetry Slam State Final
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Victoria Poetry Slam State Final

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

Performing writers from every region of Victoria will seize the microphone and electrify the audience. From Brunswick to Nagambie, Wodonga to Watsonia the voice of a state comes to life in one poetry packed night.

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Wollongong Poetry Slam - NSW
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Wollongong Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 7pm

Registration: 6.30pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Marrickville Poetry Slam (Multilingual) - NSW
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Marrickville Poetry Slam (Multilingual) - NSW

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7pm

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Surry Hills Poetry Slam - NSW
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Surry Hills Poetry Slam - NSW

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7.00pm

Hosted by: Philip Wilcox

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word or a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
Sydney Poetry Slam Final
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Sydney Poetry Slam Final

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

 

Join us for a huge celebration of the slam scene in Sydney with poets from Rockdale, Parramatta, Newtown, Double Bay and Canada Bay.

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, this is a night of wild words where you can click your favourite poet to victory and boo the judges if they give the wrong score.  

The three winning wordsmiths will go on to represent Sydney in the NSW Final.

For more information follow Australian Poetry Slam on Facebook or head to APS's website here.

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NSW Poetry Slam State Final
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

NSW Poetry Slam State Final

Time: TBC

Location: TBC

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

Performing writers from every region of NSW will seize the microphone and electrify the audience. From Byron to Albury, Blacktown to Kempsey the voice of a state comes to life in one poetry packed night.

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →

Brunswick Poetry Slam - VIC
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Brunswick Poetry Slam - VIC

Start Time: 7.30pm

Registration: 7pm

Hosted by: Joel McKerrow

 

Have you got fire in your heart for spoken word and a burning passion to be heard?

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam National Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

From June to October 50 Slam Heats will burn across the nation, leading to 8 State Finals
and 1 National Final in Sydney. Join us at your local slam for red-hot wordsmithing.

You can write your own stuff in a Wordshop, jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired!

Together, we can #writearevolution and #ignitethemic.


 


 

The National Final winner will receive a $10k Writer's Fest Tour!

View Event →
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Australian Poetry Slam is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, as well as Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.