It’s election time! You choose Australia’s next Slam Champion. The country’s best wordsmiths storm the stage, featuring Canadian sound-artist Kaie Kellough plus 2017 Champions Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver.
Australian Poetry Slam is one of the largest and most respected performing writers programs in the world, combining stories, poems, theatre and hip-hop.
Performing writers are given a microphone, a live audience, and just two minutes to capture the crowd. After each performance, five judges selected at random from the crowd hold up score cards using a 1–10 scale, with 10 being the highest. Of the five scores for each poet, only the middle three scores are counted. The judges’ decisions are final.
Who will this nationwide search unearth in 2018? Whether you’re a poet or an audience member, you can be part of the search for the next slam champion.
One writer will be chosen to perform at Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Readers & Writers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literary Festival in 2019.
Australian Poetry Slam is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.