The Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance competition where the audience is the judge. With a nationwide round of 50 heats, the best slammers will compete to win the Australian Poetry Slam National Final. The ultimate prize? An all-expenses paid international tour, performing at Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literary Festival.
Australian Poetry Slam began in 2005 and has since grown into an internationally renowned poetry slam. APS has presented over 1000 spoken word artists, bringing their words from all corners of the globe to an audience of over 20,000 within the Asia-Pacific region. As one of the largest initiatives of Word Travels, the International Performing Writers' Centre, APS touches rural and urban communities in Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand, inspiring a love of poetry and catapulting spoken word artists onto an international stage.
Last year, the Australian Poetry Slam National Final took place at the Sydney Opera House as part of Story-Fest 2017, where local teen Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver were crowned the first ever Co-Champions. For further information go to http://www.australianpoetryslam.com/nsw/