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.

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Sydney Slam Final

  • Sydney Dance Lounge 4-5 Hickson Road The Rocks, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Venue: Sydney Dance Lounge
Pier 4/5, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW

Cost: $25 (plus booking fee) - book here

Host: Troy Wong

Join us for a huge celebration of the slam scene in Sydney with poets from Glebe, Rockdale, Parramatta, Newtown, Double Bay and Canada Bay.

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, this is a night of wild words where you can click your favourite poet to victory and boo the judges if they give the wrong score. 

The three winning wordsmiths will go on to represent Sydney in the NSW Final at the State Library of NSW the next night.

 

The Sydney Slam Final is part of Word Travels Story-Fest 2017: 3 days of live literary mayhem (Oct 13-15). Find out more about Story-Fest 2017.

Earlier Event: October 6
Canberra National Poetry Slam Fina
Later Event: October 14
NSW Poetry Slam Final