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 Rockdale Poetry Slam Heat

  • Rockdale City Library 444-446 Princes Highway Rockdale, NSW, 2216 Australia (map)

Poet registration at 1:30 pm.

Venue: Rockdale City Library
444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale NSW
Cost: Free - register here

Contact: Natalie Funston -

Earlier Event: September 22
SA Poetry Slam - State Final
Later Event: September 28
NSW Wollongong Poetry Slam Heat
Australia Council for the Arts
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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.