1pm-3pm - Workshop - $10.00
4pm - 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, hosted by 2018 NSW Poetry Slam Champion Pola Fanous.
The slam will be preceded by a workshop on how to write and perform spoken word. This is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills and gain confidence performing in front of your peers.
Pola Fanous is a young poet & performing artist from Western Sydney. An Egyptian-born immigrant, at age 20 Pola is a prominent figure in Sydney's Slam scene, and has been published in 'The Resurrection' Anthology, the ARNA anthology, the USYD student anthology and in Honi Soit. Pola has performed his poetry Australia-wide, at events such as the Digital Writers' Festival, The Plot Festival, the BPS Grand Slam & the Parliament House of Australia. He recently competed in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam National Final and was appointed 2018 NSW Slam Champion.
Australian Poetry Slam Youth is the largest youth poetry slam in Sydney. Held annually by Word Travels, the program involves workshops and slams throughout 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. 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.