Australian Poetry Slam Victorian Heats

Melbourne Spoken Word

Event Date: 
18 August 2018

The search is on for Australia’s 2018 poetry slam champion.

Speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing your poems, stories, lyrics or monologues in this live event where the audience is the judge. Two finalists from each state will receive prizes and a spot in the National Final in October. The national champion wins an international writers festival tour prize pack!

MC Joel McKerrow is an award-winning writer, speaker, educator, community arts worker and one of Australia’s most successful internationally touring performance poets.

The top two from each heat go onto the State Final. The top 2 from the State Final go on to the National Final in Sydney. APS rules at 2 mins with 1 point deducted every 30 seconds, no grace period. Poems must be your own original work written in the last 12 months. No props, no costumes, no instruments. Registration is 30 minutes prior to heat start.

For APS rules see: