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

 

WESTERN Australia State Final

SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST
 4:30 - 6:30pm
Venue:  Main Room - Rosemount Hotel
459 Fitzgerald St (Cnr Angove St), North Perth WA
Contact: Allan Boyd - waheats@perthslam.com
Ph: 0402 573 580

 

Queensland State Final

SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST
6 pm as part of the 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
2, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD
Tickets: $30, available from judithwrightcentre.com

 

Tasmanian FINAL

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST
7pm - 10pm
Venue: The Workers Club
66 Elizabeth Street Launceston TAS
Contact: Yvonne Gluyas - yvonnegluyas@gmail.com
Ph: 0413 321 834.

 

VICTORIA STATE FINAL

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
7pm - 9pm
Venue: Experimedia - State Library Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC
Contact: Rebecca Anthony - ranthony@slv.vic.gov.au
Websitehttps://slv.vic.gov.au

SOLD OUT

 

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

FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER
7pm - 11pm
Venue: Gorman Arts Centre
55 Ainslie Avenue, Canberra ACT
Feature: Nick DelatovicJessica Ausserlechner, Peter Kongmalavong, Emily Crocker

Contact: BADSLAMNOBISCUIT - BADSLAMNOBISCUIT@GMAIL.COM
On Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BADSLAMNOBISCUIT/

 

South Australia State Final

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start
Venue: Goodwood Institute
166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA
Contact: Daniel Watson and Kami McInnes  info@spokenwordsa.com.au
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PoetrySlamSA/
Tickets: $20 - Book now

 

SYDNEY SLAM FINAL

FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER
8:30pm – 10.30pm
Host: Troy Wong
Venue: Sydney Dance Lounge
Pier 4 / 5, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000

A huge celebration of the slam scene in Sydney hosted by Parramatta Poetry Slam’s Troy Wong. Judge the best of Sydney’s spoken word poets as they go head to head for three spots in the NSW Final.

The Sydney Slam Festival is part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem! Oct 13-15

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NSW FINAL

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER
7.00pm – 9.30pm
Host: current Australian Poetry Slam Champion Arielle Cottingham
Venue: State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Writers from every region of NSW converge upon the State Library seizing the microphone and electrifying the audience. From Byron to Albury, Glebe to Moree the voice of a state comes to life in one poetry packed night.

You will choose two wordsmiths to represent NSW in a National Final at Sydney Opera House the next night, as part of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem! Oct 13-15

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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.

The National Poetry Slam Final is the closing event of Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem! Oct 13-15

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER

7.00pm – 9.30pm

1 000 poets, 20 000 live audience, 60 events across Australia - all rise to a thunder clap at Sydney Opera House. Selected members of the audience will choose one person to represent Australian Poetry Slam in a tour to writers' festivals worth $11k + a published manuscript by Pitt Street Poetry and a Bundanon Trust writers' retreat.

Host: Miles Merrill

Featuring: Candy Royalle, Ian Keteku and Arielle Cottingham

Venue: Sydney Opera House

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Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.