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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  • The Phoenix Pub 23 East Row Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia (map)

(This is a wildcard event, BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! rules apply, we urge you to take part in the poetry slam at an earlier date)

Poet registration at 7:30pm.

Venue: The Phoenix Pub
23 East Row, Civic, Canberra ACT





Earlier Event: September 15
NSW Albury Poetry Slam Heat
Later Event: September 21
NSW Newcastle Poetry Slam Heat
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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.