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.


Rebecca anthony (VIC)

Rebecca Anthony is an event and community programs producer based in Melbourne, currently working as Programs Producer within the Community Programs division at State Library Victoria. Previously working as Program Manager at Future Foundations and Event Producer at the Centre for Youth Literature, Rebecca is committed to accessible and innovative public programs.

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The State Library Victoria is a significant cultural and knowledge institution in Victoria. As Australia's oldest public library, and one of the first few free public libraries in the world, the State Library Victoria is committed to supporting the voices and cultural education of Victoria's diverse population.

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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.