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 2018

Could you be Australia's next Poetry Slam Champion?

QLD Contact

Queensland Poetry Festival
Email: generalmanager@queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Website

BRISBANE (Heat 1)

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Saturday 28th July
Time: 5:00pm (Registration - 4.30pm)
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse: Turbine
Address: 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
Contact: info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Website

LOGAN

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP (with Angela Peita)

Date: Friday 3rd August
Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm
Venue: Logan Central Library
Address: 26 Wilbur Street, Logan Central QLD 4114
Bookings: For workshop bookings call 07 3412 4100 or book online 
Website

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Friday 3rd August
Time: 6:30pm (Registration - 6pm)
Venue: Limelight Cafe, Logan Entertainment Centre
Address: 170 Wembley Rd, Logan Central
Bookings: Book free ticket by calling 07 3412 5626 (9:30am - 4:30pm Mon - Fri) or book online
Website

SUNSHINE COAST

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP (with Gabriella Salmon)
Date:
Thursday 9th August
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
Venue: Foxy On Coolum cafe,
Address: Beach Road, Coolum Beach
Bookings: enjoy@sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com

SLAM HEAT
Date:
Thursday 9th August
Time: 7:00pm (Registration - 6.30pm)
Venue: The J, Noosa
Address: 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction
Contact: The 2nd Annual Sunshine Coast Poetry Slam Championships
Website

Moreton Bay

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP (with Lorin Elizabeth)
Date:
Friday 10th August
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: North Lakes Library
Address: 10 The Corso, North Lakes, QLD 4509
Contact: libraries@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website
Book here


POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Friday 10th August
Time: 7pm (Registration - 6.30pm)
Venue: North Lakes Library
Address: 10 The Corso, North Lakes, QLD 4509
Contact: libraries@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Website
Book here

TOWNSVILLE

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP (with Lorin Elizabeth)
Date:
Saturday 11th August
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: Perc Tucker Gallery
Address: Corner of Flinders Street and Denham Street, Townsville City QLD 4810
Bookings: jo.branson@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website
 

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Saturday 11th August
Time: 7pm - 9pm (Registration - 6.30pm)
Venue: Perc Tucker Gallery
Address: Corner of Flinders Street and Denham Street, Townsville City QLD 4810
Contact: jo.branson@townsville.qld.gov.au
Website

CAIRNS

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP
Date:
Wednesday 15th August
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Venue: Elixir Bar
Address: 92 Abbott, Cairns City, QLD 4870
Contact: (mo)zach, smircus@gmail.com 

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Wednesday 15th August
Time: 7.30pm (Sign-up from 6:30pm)
Venue: Elixir Bar
Address:  92 Abbott St, Cairns City, QLD 4870
Contact: (mo)zach, smircus@gmail.com

Brisbane (HEAT 2)

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Wednesday 22nd August
Time: 7.30pm (Registration - 7pm)
Venue: The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
Address:  711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Contact: Ruckus Slam
Website

GOLD COAST

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Thursday 23rd August
Time: 7:30pm (Registration - 7pm)
Venue: Dust Temple
Address: 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Waters QLD 4223
Contact: The Dust Temple
Website

Queensland Poetry Slam 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.