Australian Poetry Slam

2017 POETRY SLAM HEATS BEGIN IN JUNE

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.

New South Wales poetry slam Heats 2017

Could you be Australia's next poetry Slam Champion? 

NSW Contact
Email: info@wordtravels.info

Katoomba

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Thursday 22 June
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Katoomba Library, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
30 Parke St, Katoomba NSW
Contact: Katoomba Library - bmlibrary@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Website: library.bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Newtown

POETRY SLAM HEAT for High School age young people
Saturday 15 July
7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Newtown Library
8-10 Brown St, Newtown NSW
Contact: Gareth Jenkins - gjenkins@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttps://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/australian-poetry-slam

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP for High School age young people
Saturday 15 July
4:30 - 6:30pm
Venue: Newtown Library
8-10 Brown St, Newtown NSW
Contact: Gareth Jenkins - gjenkins@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttps://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/australian-poetry-slam

Byron Bay

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Saturday 5th August
6:00 pm (Registration at 5:30 pm)
Venue: Byron Bay Library
Corner of Lawson and Middleton Streets, Byron Bay NSW
Contact: Sarah Ma - sarah@byronwritersfestival.com
Websitewww.byronwritersfestival.com

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Date TBC
Time TBC
Venue: Lone Goat Gallery
28 Lawson Street Byron Bay NSW

Moree

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Wednesday 9th August
4:00pm (Registration at 3:30 pm)
Venue: Moree Community Library
36 Balo Street, Moree NSW
Contact: Samantha Geatches - samantha.geatches@mpsc.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttp://bsl.nsw.gov.au/

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Wednesday 9th August
12:00-3:00pm
Venue: Moree Community Library
36 Balo Street, Moree NSW

Kempsey

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Friday 11th August
5:00 pm (Registration at 4:30 pm)
Venue: Kempsey Library
Corner of Elbow & Tozer streets, West Kempsey NSW
Contact: Angela Meers - angie.meers@kempsey.nsw.gov.au
Website:

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Friday 11th August
Time TBC
Venue: Kempsey Library
Corner of Elbow & Tozer streets, West Kempsey NSW

Gosford

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Saturday 12th August
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: The Lounge Room
342 Mann St, Gosford NSW
Contact: Will Small - will@mmad.org.au
Website:

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday 12th August
Time 2pm - 5pm
Venue: The Lounge Room
342 Mann St, Gosford NSW

Coffs Harbour

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Thursday 24th August
6:00 pm (Registration at 5:30 pm)
Venue: Harry Bailey Memorial Library
Corner of Coff & Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour NSW
Contact: Skye Ravenscroft - coffs.library@chcc.nsw.gov.au
Websitelibraries.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

Nowra

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Saturday 2nd September
1:00 pm (Registration at 12:30 pm)Venue: Nowra Library, 
10 Berry Street, Nowra NSW
Contact: Robin Sharpe - robin.sharpe@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttp://www.shoalhavenlibraries.com.au/Our-Libraries/Nowra-Library

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Friday 1st September
5pm - 8pm
Venue: Nowra Library, 
10 Berry Street, Nowra NSW

Double Bay

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Sunday 9th September
4:00 pm (Registration at 3:30 pm)
Venue: Woollahra Library at Double Bay
451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW
Contact: Jenn Martin - Jenn.Martin@woollahra.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttp://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/library

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Friday 8th September
1pm - 3pm
Venue: Woollahra Library
451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW

Parramatta

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Hosted by: Troy Wong
Tuesday 12th September
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Shh Centre 4 Hybrid Arts
9 Albert St, Parramatta, NSW
Contact: Troy Wong - troy.gh.w@gmail.com
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/ParramattaPoetrySlam/?fref=ts

Canada Bay

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Friday 15 September
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Concord Library Library
60 Flavelle St, Concord NSW
Contact: Claude Broomhead - Claude.Broomhead@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Websitewww.canadabay.nsw.gov.au

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Friday 1st September
6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Five Dock Library
4-12 Garfield St, Five Dock NSW

Albury

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Friday 15th September
7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Albury Library Museum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW
Contact: Ann-Maree Ellis - AEllis@alburycity.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttp://www.writearoundthemurray.org.au/

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Thursday 14th September
6:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: Albury Library Museum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW

Newcastle

Thursday 21st September
6:30 pm (Registration at 6:00 pm)
Venue: Newcastle Regional Museum
6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, NSW
Contact: Carol Edmonds - cedmonds@ncc.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.newcastlemuseum.com.au

Rockdale

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Saturday 23th September
2:00 pm (Registration at 1:30 pm)
Venue: Rockdale City Library
444-446 Princes Highway, Rockdale NSW
Contact: Natalie Funston - Natalie.funston@bayside.nsw.gov.au
Website: library.bayside.nsw.gov.au

Wollongong

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Thursday 28th September
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Jane's
40 Flinders St, Wollongong NSW
$5 at the door
Contact: Lorin Reid - enoughsaidpoetryslam@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/enoughsaidpoetryslam

Glebe

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Tuesday 3rd October
7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Friend In Hand Pub
58 Cowper St, Glebe, NSW
Cost: $15/10 (on the door)
Contact: Candy Royalle - candy@candyroyalle.com
Website: http://www.wordinhand.com

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday 30 September, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Venue: Glebe Library
186 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW
Contact: Gareth Jenkins - gjenkins@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Websitehttps://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/australian-poetry-slam

Wagga Wagga

Details TBC

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