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.

Northern Territory poetry slam Heats 2018

COULD YOU BE AUSTRALIA'S NEXT POETRY SLAM CHAMPION?

NT Contact

Laurel-Jane May
Phone: 0404 623 252
Email: thedirtywordasp@gmail.com

Alice Springs

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Thursday 2nd August
Time: 8pm (Registration - 7.30pm)
Cost: Entry by donation
Venue: Totem Theatre
Address: Reserve, Anzac Oval, Undoolya Rd, Alice Springs NT 0870
Contact: Laurel-Jane May - thedirtywordasp@gmail.com 

Darwin

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Sunday 30th September
Time: 3.30pm (Registration - 3pm)
Cost: $5
Venue: Darwin Railway Club
Address: 17 Somerville Gardens, Parap NT 0820
Contact: Laurel-Jane May - thedirtywordasp@gmail.com 

northern territory Poetry Slam FINAL

There will be no Northern Territory Final as the champions from the Alice Springs and Darwin Poetry Slams will go on to represent their territory at the National Final.

See Finals page

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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.