COULD SOMEONE FROM MAITLAND BE AUSTRALIA’S NEXT SLAM CHAMPION?
SPEAK, SCREAM, HOWL, WHISPER!
Even sing your poems, stories, lyrics, and monologues in Australian Poetry Slam 2015 – a live literary performance program where the audience is the judge!
Anyone can participate: all you need is your voice. All heat contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with their original spoken word, poetry, hip hop, monologues and stories.
Annually since 2004, about 1000 writers perform their stuff for about 20,000 people across the country; from small towns to major cities, libraries to warehouse parties, Sydney Theatre to China to Bali to Glebe and beyond.
Slam heats are currently being held in city and regional venues across Australia until the beginning of October 2015. Two writers from each NSW slam heat will perform at the NSW Final in Sydney during mid-October. Then two spoken wordsmiths from each state and territory head to the National Final at the Sydney Opera House.
If you want to be in the cheering, raucous, finger snapping, poetry-loving audience join in the fun at the Friend in Hand Hotel on October 8th. You may even get to judge as judges are chosen randomly from the live audience.