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.

To contact the National Coordinator please use the form at the bottom of this page.


ACT

Andrew Galan
Phone: 0422 459 617
Email: andrew.galan@gmail.com
ACT Heats information page

NT

Laurie May
Phone: 0404 623 252
Email: thedirtywordasp@gmail.com
NT Heats information page
 

South Australia

Kami McGuiness
Email: saspokenword@gmail.com
SA Heats information page
 

Victoria

Thara Krishna-Pillay
Program Officer
State Library Victoria
Phone: +61 3 8664 7537
Email: tkrishna-pillay@slv.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au
VIC Heats information page

NSW

Miles Merrill
Phone: (02) 9251 6871
Email: info@wordtravels.info
NSW Heats information page

QLD

David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu
Phone: 07 3842 9990
Email: qldpoetry@gmail.com
Website: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com
QLD Heats information page

Tasmania

Yvonne Gluyas
Phone: 0413 321 834
Email: yvonnegluyas@gmail.com
TAS Heats information page

Western Australia

Allan Boyd
Phone: 0402 573 580
Email: allanboyd@optusnet.com.au
Website: http://wapoetryslam.com.au/
WA Heats information page


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