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APS Youth - Multilingual Heat

  • Lost In Books 2/40 Harris Street Fairfield, NSW, 2165 Australia (map)

Check out the freshest young performing writers as they battle it out to become slam champion, hosted by published writer Eunice Andrada.

This is a multilingual event. Writers who perform in languages other than English are encouraged to participate.

Admission - Free | Slam registration - 5:30pm
Performers must be 12–18 years old.


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, Lost In Books is holding a multilingual heat for aspiring poets in the local area. Bringing rap performances, stories, monologues and poems to the stage, each performer has just two minutes to wow the crowd. No props, no music – just the performer, a microphone and the spotlight. Audience members vote for the top artists who will then go on to represent their suburb at the APS Youth - Sydney Final on May 4.

The top three scoring poets at the Sydney Final will receive a one-on-one recording workshop with Heaps Decent. Check out what they do here!

Earlier Event: April 13
APS Youth - Casula Heat & Workshop
Later Event: May 4
APS Youth - Sydney Final at SWF