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.

Queensland poetry slam Heats 2017

Could you be Australia's next Slam Champion?

Queensland Contact:
David Stavanger or Annie Te Whiu, QPF Co-Directors
Email: info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Website: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

BRisbane (i)

Heat

Sat 29 July: 4.30pm (sign up from 4pm)

Brisbane Powerhouse (Turbine Platform)- 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, Brisbane

Enquiries: (07) 3358 8622

CAIRNS 

Slam Workshop

Wed 2nd Aug:  4-6pm with Anisa Nandaula

The Tanks (Tanks 5) - 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill (It is adjacent to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, Centenary Lakes and Red and Blue Arrow Walking Trails of Mount Whitfield)

Heat

Wed 2nd Aug: 7pm (sign up from 6.30pm)

The Tanks (Tanks 5) - 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill (It is adjacent to the Cairns Botanic Gardens, Centenary Lakes and Red and Blue Arrow Walking Trails of Mount Whitfield)

Details + Bookings:  (07) 4032 6600

LOGAN

Slam Workshop

Fri 4 Aug:  3.30pm - 5.30pm with Josh Donellan

Heat

Fri 4 Aug: 6pm (5.30pm sign up)

Both the heat and workshop will be held at Logan Hyperdrome Library, 66-70 Mandew St, Shailer Park QLD.  Please contact them directly for further details & workshop bookings on (07) 3412 4120

MORETON BAY

Slam Workshop

Fri 11 Aug: 4-6pm with Josh Donellan

Heat

Fri 11 Aug: 7pm (6.30pm sign up)

Both the heat and workshop will be held at North Lakes Library, 10 The Corso, North Lakes QLD. Please contact them directly for further details & workshop bookings on (07) 3480 9900

SUNSHINE COAST 

Slam Workshop

Sat 12 Aug: 1-3pm with Zohab Zee Khan

SCRWF Marquee: Jack Morgan Park, Coolum.  Register @ enjoy@sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com

Heat

Sat 12 Aug: 6.30pm (sign up from 6pm)

Details on SCRWF website

TOWNSVILLE

Slam Workshop

Sat 12 Aug:  4-6pm with Anisa Nandaula

Heat

Sat 12 Aug: 7.30pm (7pm sign up)

Both the heat and workshop will be held as part of the Townsville Cultural Festival.  Full details on their website once program launched.

GOONDIWINDI

Heat

Fri 18 Aug: 7pm (6.30pm sign up) with Good Ghost Bill

This heat will be held as part of QPF’s Goondiwindi Satellite Tour - details / venue tbc

BRISBANE (II)

Heat

Sat 19 Aug: 1pm (12.30pm sign up) with Oliver Twist

ZICS at The Edge, SLQ co-presented by UQ Poetry Symposium

BRISBANE (III)

Heat

Wed 23 Aug: 7.30pm (7pm sign up)

Ruckus Slam at New Globe Theatre - 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, $10 at door

GOLD COAST

Heat

Wed 23 Aug: 7.30pm (7pm sign up) with Isla Wilson

Dust Temple (at Hinge Gallery, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd)

Queensland FINAL

Sun 27 Aug: 6pm

As part of the Queensland Poetry Festival

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Tickets $30