Australian Poetry Slam
Australian Poetry Slam is an annual 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. The ultimate prize? An all expenses paid international tour, performing at Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
APS has presented over 1000 spoken word artists, bringing their words from all corners of the globe to an audience of over 20,000 within the Asia-Pacific region. As one of the largest initiatives of Word Travels, APS touches rural and urban communities in Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand, inspiring a love of poetry and catapulting spoken word artists onto an international stage.
Last year, the Australian Poetry Slam National Final took place at Sydney Opera House as part of Story-Fest 2017, where Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver were crowned the first ever Co-Champions.
For inspiration, you can watch videos of past APS performances here.