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Australian Poetry Slam | Goldfields Library Corporation

The Australian Poetry Slam 

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Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance competition where the audience is the judge. With a nationwide round of 50 heats, the best slammers will compete to win the Australian Poetry Slam National Final, which was held last year at the Sydney Opera House. The ultimate prize? An all expenses paid international tour, performing at the Byron Writers Festival and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali.

Australian Poetry Slam is an initiative of Word Travels, the International Performing Writers' Centre. As well as APS, Word Travels delivers spoken word events throughout the year including: Story-FestMultilingual Poetry SlamThe Rumble Youth Slam and bespoke events and workshops for schoolscompanies and organisations.

Victorian Heat

The search is on for Australia’s 2018 Poetry Slam champion! Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this electric live event where the audience is the judge. Two finalists from each slam heat will compete in their state final, and the winner and the runner-up from each state will compete at the national final at the Sydney Opera House in October. Hosted by Woodend Library.

For more information on the registration process, please click here.

For Poetry Slam Heat rules, please click here.

Saturday 4 August, 7pm
Woodend RSL, 32 Anslow Street, Woodend
Bookings required