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.

POETRY SLAM Finals 2017

 

TASmanian FINAL

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST
7pm - 10pm
Venue: THE WORKERS CLUB
66 Elizabeth Street
Launceston
Contact: Yvonne Gluyasyvonnegluyas@gmail.com
Ph: 0413 321 834.

WESTERN Australia State Final

Details Coming Soon
Contact: Allan Boyd waheats@perthslam.com
Ph: 0402 573 580

Queensland State Final

When: Sunday 27 August, 6 pm as part of the 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
2, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Tickets: $30, available from http://judithwrightcentre.com/event/
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VICTORIA STATE FINAL

When: Friday 22nd September
Venue: Experimedia, State Library Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Contact: Rebecca Anthony ranthony@slv.vic.gov.au
Websitehttps://slv.vic.gov.au

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL POETRY SLAM (ACT State Final)

Details Coming Soon
Contact: BADSLAMNOBISCUIT - BADSLAMNOBISCUIT@GMAIL.COM
www.facebook.com/BADSLAMNOBISCUIT/ 

Newcastle Regional Final

Details Coming Soon
Contact: Carol Edmonds | CEDMONDS@ncc.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.youngwritersfestival.org/

South Australia State Final

SA State Final

When: Friday 22nd September   

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start

Venue: Goodwood Institute 166a Goodwood Road Goodwood

 Tickets $20 www.trybooking.com/297682

Contact: Daniel Watson and Kami McInnes  info@spokenwordsa.com.au
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PoetrySlamSA/

 

SYDNEY SLAM FINAL

When: Friday 13th October - TBC
Venue: Details Coming Soon
Contact: info@wordtravels.info


NSW STATE FINAL

When: Saturday 14th October - TBC
Venue: Details coming soon
Contact: info@wordtravels.info

 

 

NATIONAL Final

Who will this nationwide search unearth in 2017? 

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, one person will get the chance to perform their own words at the Ubud Readers' & Writers' Festival in Bali, Byron Writers Festival and Sydney Writers’ Festivals in 2018.

When: Sunday 15th October
Venue: Details Coming Soon
Contact: info@wordtravels.info

 
Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.