Miles Merrill is featuring at the last 2014 Mars Hill Poetry Slam in Parramatta. Born in Chicago, now living in Sydney. For seventeen years Miles Merrill has been the driving force behind spoken-word and performance poetry in Australia. He has toured with Saul Williams, jammed with Shane Koyczan, hosted an ABC TV Special - Australian Poetry Slam 08', wrote and co-directed a show in Sydney Festival, performed solo at the Sydney Opera House and created the spoken-word festivals – Night Words and Word Travels Festival. Merrill is founder of the national performing writers' program: Australian Poetry Slam Internationally, Merrill has performed in such places as Krakow’s Audio Art Festival, at writer’s festivals in Ubud, Vancouver, Calgary, Beijing and regional China and at Australian festivals in: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Darwin and Adelaide. He tours to: music festivals, theatres, galleries, schools and classy joints everywhere - anywhere his words will travel. Please check the Facebook event page for all changes/cancellations.