Australian Poetry Slam

2017 POETRY SLAM HEATS BEGIN IN JUNE

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

Finals are happening around the country! 

Tasmania State Final

Details coming soon
Contact: Yvonne Gluyas - yvonnegluyas@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

Details coming soon
Venue: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.
2, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.

VICTORIA STATE FINAL

Details coming soon

Contact: tkrishna-pillay@slv.vic.gov.au
Websitehttps://slv.vic.gov.au

THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL POETRY SLAM

(The Australian Capital Territory State Final)

Details coming soon


Contact: BADSLAMNOBISCUIT - BADSLAMNOBISCUIT@GMAIL.COM
Websitehttps://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

Details coming soon


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

SYDNEY SLAM FINAL

Friday 13th October TO BE CONFIRMED
Details coming soon


Contact: info@wordtravels.info
 

NSW STATE FINAL

Saturday 14th October TO BE CONFIRMED
Details coming soon


Contact: info@wordtravels.info

NATIONAL Final

Who will this nationwide search unearth in 2017? What stories will explode in your mind, cause you to run onto stage, pump your fist and shout, "Hell yeah! Me too!"

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.

 

Sunday 15th October TO BE CONFIRMED
Details coming soon


Contact: info@wordtravels.info

 
Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.