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Multilingual Poetry Slam 2018
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Multilingual Poetry Slam 2018

Love language? Listen up!

Poets are invited to perform at the 2018 Multilingual Poetry Slam in their native language and share a two minute window into:

- Who they are.

- Where they're going.

- What they believe in.

This unique multilingual literary event is a proud part of the IN OTHER WORDS Festival will also feature artists:

- Hasitha Adhikariarachchi - Poet

- Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry Group (ACT)

- Yarrie Bangura - Poet

- Zaya Barosso - Singer

Come along and listen or take part as multilingual writers perform poetry, share stories, croon lyrics, or monologue ideas about identity, culture and community…in various languages!

If you're interested in performing shoot us an email at info.wordtravels.info.

Whether you’re a proud performer or cheering crowd, join the diverse conversation.

For more information follow us on Facebook.

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The Rumble Youth Slam 2018
May
5
5:30 PM17:30

The Rumble Youth Slam 2018

Presented by Word Travels, Sydney Writers' Festival and WestWords

Sydney’s biggest annual youth poetry slam is back. Young poets spit with eloquence and wit, representing their communities in an all-out battle of spoken word and hip hop. You can listen, perform or even be a judge. Each poet has three minutes to shine.

For more information follow The Rumble on Facebook.

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Australian Poetry Slam - Sydney Final 2018
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Australian Poetry Slam - Sydney Final 2018

Join us for a huge celebration of the slam scene in Sydney with poets from Glebe, Rockdale, Parramatta, Newtown, Double Bay and Canada Bay.

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, this is a night of wild words where you can click your favourite poet to victory and boo the judges if they give the wrong score.  

The three winning wordsmiths will go on to represent Sydney in the NSW Final at the State Library of NSW the next night. 

For more information follow Australian Poetry Slam on Facebook or head to APS's website here.

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Australian Poetry Slam - National Final 2018
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Australian Poetry Slam - National Final 2018

Australian Poetry Slam is one of the largest and most respected performing writers programs in the world; combining stories, poems, theatre and hip-hop.

At the APS Final 2017, you chose Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver as your National Poetry Slam Champions.

Who will this nationwide search unearth in 2018? What stories will explode in your mind, cause you to run onto stage, pump your fist and shout "Hell yeah! Me too!"

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, one writer will be chosen to perform at the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival in Bali, Byron Writers Festival and Sydney Writers Festivals in 2019.

For more information follow Australian Poetry Slam on Facebook or head to APS's website here.

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Poetry Slam Night: Your WORD
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry Slam Night: Your WORD

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (map)
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Speak, scream, sing or whisper! One microphone, 20 poets, a live audience, 2 minutes and 5 randomly selected judges. Join us for this anarchic night of poetry slamming featuring you and your words.

Interested in taking part? Performers please arrive 30 minutes before the event to sign up. 

Hosted by Philip Wilcox.

About Philip Wilcox
Multi-award winning poet, Philip Wilcox, is the 2015 Australian Poetry Slam Champion and a two time NSW Poetry Slam Champion. He has wowed audiences with his lyrical prowess at writers and music festivals across the Asia-Pacific. philip-wilcox.com

Cost: Free

Location: MCA, Level 2

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Spoken WORD-Shop

Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Spoken WORD-Shop


  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (map)
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Do you want to slam? Your words and voice are the most powerful things you have. In this Spoken WORDShop, 2015 Australian Poetry Slam champion Philip Wilcox will provide you with the tools and techniques to find, explore, create and convey your personal poetic protest.

Buy Tickets here

Location: MCA Creative Studios, Level 3

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WORD Live
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

WORD Live

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (map)
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Inspired by the WORD & Jon Campbell: MCA Collection exhibitions, three poetry slam artists bring their own lyrical protest march to the MCA. Spanning the political and the personal, these three masterful wordsmiths tackle some of Australia’s biggest issues with powerful poetry performed solo and in duets. Featuring artists Lizzie Kelly and Elliot Cameron as 'Paper Cranes, Please' and 2015 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Philip Wilcox.

Cost: Free

Location: MCA Drop-in Galleries, Level 1

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