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Sonnet Slam

  • State Library of New South Wales 6, Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
Philip Wilcox

Philip Wilcox

Judged by members of the audience, one will be crowned - The 2016 Bard of Sydney. 

Hear performing writers howl at the ghosts of the Elizabethan era with their own original iambic pentameter.  Long before the constraints of 140 characters, there were 14 lines in a b a b  /  c d c d  / e f e f /  g g. Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th birthday with freshly brewed sonnets performed live in a poetry slam.

Hosted by Australian Poetry Slam Champion - Phil Wilcox. 

Featuring Shakespeare’s great x 10 grandson Lewis-Alan Trathen* 

 *not actually related to William Shakespeare