Poetry Slams in to Sydenham


The 11th annual Australian Poetry Slam is coming to Brimbank!

Brimbank spoken word artists, poets, wordsmiths and rappers get your chops together for a chance to become Australia’s next slam poet.

The 11th annual Australian Poetry Slam is coming to Brimbank – with the fourth Victorian heat to be held at Sydenham Library on Saturday 29 August.

In the poetry slam heats, you're given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with your original spoken word, poetry, hip hop, monologues and storytelling.

The heat winner will receive a $100 cash prize, second and third place competitors will each receive $50 JB HI FI vouchers.

Heats are being held at local libraries and public spaces across the state, with two finalists from each heat to face off in the Victorian final at the State Library Victoria on Friday 11 September.

The Victorian winner and runner up will compete in the national final at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 11 October for the chance to become Australian Poetry Slam champion.

Australian Poetry Slam is presented by State Library Victoria and is co-created nationally by Word Travels, supported by state, territory and public libraries and festivals across the country.

More information at Australian Poetry Slam and Victorian heat and finals information.

Australian Poetry SlamVictorian Heat 4Saturday 29 August, 2pm (registrations 1.30pm)Sydenham Library1 Station StreetTaylors LakesPhone: 9249 4171