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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NSW Poetry Slam Final

  • State Library of New South Wales Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Venue: State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Host: current Australian Poetry Slam Champion Arielle Cottingham

Feature: Awesome Sikh Slam Star Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Cost: $35 (plus booking fee) - book here

Performing 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.

 

The NSW 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 13
Sydney Slam Final
Later Event: October 15
Australian Poetry Slam - National Final