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 Festival (QLD)

The Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) is an independent festival and arts organisation supporting poetry and spoken word in Queensland and wider Australia. Alongside the four-day festival held annually in August, QPF curates and administers a range of signature programs, including the Indigenous Poet in Residence and the SlammED! School program.

 
 
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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.