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 Parramatta Poetry Slam Heat

  • Shh Centre 4 Hybrid Arts 9 Albert Street Parramatta, NSW, 2150 Australia (map)

Poet registration at 6:30 pm.

Venue: Shh Centre 4 Hybrid Arts
9 Albert St, Parramatta, NSW

Contact: Troy Wong -

Earlier Event: September 9
NSW Double Bay Poetry Slam Heat
Later Event: September 14
NSW Albury Slam Poetry Workshop
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Australian Poetry Slam is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, as well as Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.