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.

New South Wales poetry slam Heats 2017

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NSW Contact

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Email: info@wordtravels.info

Katoomba

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

Newtown

POETRY SLAM HEAT for High School age people
Date: Saturday 15 July
Start Time: 7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Newtown Library
Address: 8-10 Brown St, Newtown NSW
Contact: Gareth Jenkins - gjenkins@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Website

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP for High School age people
Date: Saturday 15 July
Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Venue: Newtown Library
Address: 8-10 Brown St, Newtown NSW
Contact: Gareth Jenkins - gjenkins@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Website

Byron Bay

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

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday 5th August
Time: 11:30 am - 3.30 pm
Venue: Lone Goat Gallery
Address: 28 Lawson Street, Byron Bay NSW
Contact: Word Travels - info@wordtravels.info 
Website
Bookings close 4pm August 4th
Unbooked entries can register at venue on the day, at 11.15 am

Moree

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

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

Kempsey

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

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

Gosford

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

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

Coffs Harbour

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

Nowra

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Saturday 2nd September
Start Time: 1:00 pm (Registration at 12:30 pm)
Venue: Nowra Library
Address: 10 Berry Street, Nowra NSW
Contact: Robin Sharpe - robin.sharpe@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
Website

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Date: Friday 1st September
Start Time: 5pm - 8pm
Venue: Nowra Library, 
Address: 10 Berry Street, Nowra NSW
Cost: Free - register here

Double Bay

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Saturday 9th September
Start Time: 4:00 pm (Registration at 3:30 pm)
Venue: Woollahra Library at Double Bay
Address: 451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW
Contact: Jenn Martin - jenn.martin@woollahra.nsw.gov.au
Website

SLAM POETRY WORKSHOP
Date: Friday 8th September
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Woollahra Library
Address: 451 New South Head Rd, Double Bay NSW
Email info@wordtravels.info to register

Parramatta

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Hosted by: Troy Wong
Date: Tuesday 12th September
Start Time: 7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Shh Centre 4 Hybrid Arts
Address: 9 Albert St, Parramatta, NSW
Contact: Troy Wong - troy.gh.w@gmail.com
Website

Canada Bay

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

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

Albury

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Friday 15th September
7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Albury Library Museum
540 Kiewa St, Albury NSW
Cost: Gold coin donation - register here
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
Cost: $25 / $15 concession / free to under 18s - book here

Wagga Wagga

Friday 15th September
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: The Home Tavern - Bass Bar
142 Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga NSW
Contact: Tara Lightfood - tara.lightfoot5@det.nsw.au

Newcastle

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Thursday 21st September
6:30 pm (Registration at 6:00 pm)
Venue: Newcastle Regional Museum
6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, NSW
Cost: Free
Contact: Carol Edmonds - cedmonds@ncc.nsw.gov.au
Website: http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Library/Home

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
Cost: Free - register here
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
Cost: $6.60 - book here / $10 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 (at the door)
Contact: Candy Royalle - candy@candyroyalle.com
Website: http://www.wordinhand.com

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

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