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.

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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.

Earlier Event: October 4
Surry Hills Poetry Slam - NSW
Later Event: October 13
NSW Poetry Slam State Final
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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.