Stories came first. Before writing. Before cities. Before colonies. Stories and poems live here. Spoken, sung, danced on this land. Always.
Celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages at the Australian Poetry Slam National Final with Mètis feature artist, Moe Clark, performing a multilingual powerhouse of poetry and music.
Plus, 2018 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams returns, unleashing her spoken word peppered with Yolnu Matha.
Annually, over 1000 writers perform throughout heats in country towns and capital cities. All leading to the National Final stage at Sydney Opera House.
16 poets will slam for the grand prize: A tour to Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
You, the cheering audience, will choose the next Australian Poetry Slam Champion.
Word Travels and APS acknowledge that we share our stories on Indigenous land and pay our respects.