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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Cairns Poetry Slam - QLD

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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!

Earlier Event: July 28
Brisbane Poetry Slam - QLD
Later Event: August 2
Launceston Poetry Slam - TAS
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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.