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 Slam Champion?

QLD Contact

Queensland Poetry Festival
Email: generalmanager@queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Website

GOLD COAST

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Thursday 26th July
Time: TBC
Venue: Dust Temple
Address: 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Waters QLD 4223
Contact: TBC
Website

BRISBANE

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Saturday 28th July
Time: TBC
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse: Turbine
Address: 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005
Contact: TBC
Website

CAIRNS 

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Wednesday 1st August
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
Address: TBC
Contact: TBC
Website

LOGAN

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Friday 3rd August
Time: TBC
Venue: Logan Hyperdome Library
Address: 66-70 Mandew St, Shailer Park QLD 4128
Contact: TBC
Website

NORTHLAKES

POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP
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
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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
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TOWNSVILLE

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date: Saturday 11th August
Time: TBC
Venue: TBC
Address: TBC
Contact: TBC
Website

Brisbane No. 2

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Saturday 18th August
Time: TBC
Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Address: Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, Southbank, Brisbane City QLD 4101
Contact: TBC
Website

SUNSHINE COAST

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Sunday 19th August
Time: TBC
Venue: Sunshine Coast Readers & Writers Festival
Address: TBC
Contact: TBC
Website

Brisbane No. 3

POETRY SLAM HEAT
Date:
Wednesday 22nd August
Time: TBC
Venue: The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
Address:  711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Contact: TBC
Website

Queensland FINAL

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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.