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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Victoria Poetry Slam Final

  • State Library Victoria 328 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

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!

Earlier Event: September 20
South Australia Poetry Slam Final
Later Event: September 27
Wollongong Poetry Slam - NSW
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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.