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.

Contact

national coordinator

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State Coordinators

New South Wales

Miles Merrill
Phone: 02 9251 6871
Email: info@wordtravels.info

Queensland

Raynee Dewar
Email: generalmanager@queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Website: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

Tasmania

Yvonne Gluyas
Phone: 0413 321 834
Email: yvonnegluyas@gmail.com

Western Australia

Allan Boyd
Phone: 0402 573 580
Email: allanboyd@optusnet.com.au

ACT

Andrew Galan
Phone: 0422 459 617
Email: andrew.galan@gmail.com
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Northern Territory

Laurie May
Phone: 0404 623 252
Email: thedirtywordasp@gmail.com
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South Australia

Kami McInnes
Email: info@spokenwordsa.com.au
Website: www.spokenwordsa.com.au

Victoria

Rebecca Anthony
State Library Victoria
Email: ranthony@slv.vic.gov.au
Website: www.slv.vic.gov.au


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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.