Watch highlights from Word Travels' program, Australian Poetry Slam

Word Travels is the International Performing Writers' Association. We organise literary and literacy programs for festivals, private companies, libraries, schools and cultural institutions around the Asia Pacific with a focus on developing performing writers. You can find us in theatres, schools, board rooms, health institutions, night clubs, prisons, regional towns, abandoned restaurants and libraries.


Our largest program is Australian Poetry Slam. APS reaches out to over 1000 spoken word artists and over 20,000 of inspired audience members across the Asia-Pacific region and invites them to participate in professional performing writers’ programs, culminating in Story-Fest: 3 days of literary mayhem in The Rocks, Walsh Bay and at Sydney Opera House.


APS touches rural and urban communities in Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand, inspiring a love of poetry and catapulting spoken word artists onto and international stage.