Poetry Slam: Free
Performers must be 12–18 years old.
Check out the freshest young performing writers as they battle it out to become slam champion.
The Australian Poetry Slam Youth is the largest youth poetry slam in Sydney. Held annually by Word Travels, the program involves workshops and slams throughout Western Sydney, culminating in an explosive finale at Sydney Writers' Festival. This year, CPAC is holding a South West Sydney heat for all aspiring poets in the local area. We encourage you to come along and bring your A game, in the hope to make it into the Australian Poetry Slam Youth Sydney Final.
It works like this; young people aged 12 to 18 years are invited to perform at the Australian Poetry Slam Youth heats. Audience members vote for the top artists who will then go on to represent their suburb at the Australian Poetry Slam Youth Sydney Final.
Bringing rap performances, stories, monologues and poems to the stage, each performer has just three minutes to wow the crowd. No props, no music – just the performer, a microphone and the spotlight.
The Australian Poetry Slam Youth's aim is to provide an opportunity to empower young people to share their voice on a major stage. The Slam will be followed by a complementary workshop on how to write and perform spoken word.