Writers #ignitethemic shredding taboos and inspiring standing ovations.
What mashes a Canadian sound-artist, a 13-year-old Coffs Harbour wordsmith, a transgender Perth poet and 16 of the nation’s best spoken-word artists with a boom hot DJ?
Australian Poetry Slam (APS) combines stories, poems, theatre and hip-hop in an annual international performing writers’ program.
Kaie Kellough (Montreal) opens the 2018 APS National Final with his unique vocal performance - dismantling narrative, diaspora and noise.
Warning! You might become an instant poetry slam expert. Judges are chosen randomly from the audience.
Last year, you chose Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver as your Slam Champions. Watch their encore performances before they hand over those crowns, as well as special performances by drummer Alon Ilsar, DJ Meem, and Rumble Youth Slam Champion Helen Latukefu.
The grand prize? An International Writers’ Festival tour to Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literary Festival in 2019.
The current list of APS National Finalists are: Abe Nouk, Anna Stewart, Brielle Quigley, Caroline Reid, Fable Goldsmith, Mallory Potash, Niel Smith, Sarah Jane Justice, Yasmin McQuade, Allison Kephart, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, Matilda Pohlmann, and David Knobel.
Tickets: $44 / $58 (+ booking fee)