Are you Queensland’s next slam champion?
The search is again on for brave new voices to speak their mind at Qld Heats of the Australian Poetry Slam ‘18.
QPF will once again be running the Queensland Heats & Final of the Australian Poetry Slam (APS) in partnership with State Library of Queensland and Word Travels. APS will celebrate its 12th year in 2018, which sees over 40 heats across Australia resulting in a national final at the Sydney Opera House.
Contestants have two minutes to own the stage, rock the mic and win over the crowd with their original spoken word poetry. Judges from the audience rate each performance and two worthy wordsmiths will carry on battling it out at the QLD State Final on Sun 26 August at the Queensland Poetry Festival. For competitors, heat sign-up opens 30 minutes before the event start time. Only the first 20 competitors to sign up may compete.
Heats feature special appearances by notable local and national slam poets, with many heats comprising a preliminary workshop for competitors.
2018 QLD Poetry Slam Heats (full details to be announced) :
- 26 July – GOLD COAST – Dust Temple
- 28 July – BRISBANE – Brisbane Powerhouse: Turbine
- 1 August – CAIRNS – Venue TBC
- 3 August – LOGAN – Logan Hyperdome Library
- 10 August – NORTHLAKES – Moreton Bay Library
- 19 August – SUNSHINE COAST – Sunshine Coast Readers & Writers Festival
- 11 August – TOWNSVILLE – Venue TBC
- 18 August – BRISBANE – The Edge, State Library of Qld
- 22 August – BRISBANE – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley
If you are interested in hosting a Slam Workshop and Heat, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented in partnership with State Library of Queensland
Australian Poetry Slam is an initiative of Word Travels.