Victorian poets, spoken word artists, and rappers will go head-to-head across the state as the search for Victoria’s best slam poet begins.
Wodonga Library will host one of seven statewide heats, on Friday, August 10, as part of the 13th annual Australian Poetry Slam.
Other heats are in Woodend, Nagambie, Watsonia, Melton and Brighton.
Writers of all ages are invited to wow the crowd with a two-minute performance of an original work at the heat.
“Australian Poetry Slam is a fantastic opportunity for local performers to share their stories,” host Joel McKerrow says.
“I encourage poets of all ages and experience levels to come along to one of the statewide heats.”
The top two from each heat, as judged by audience members, will win a spot the Victorian final at State Library Victoria on Friday, September 21.
The state winner and runner-up will compete against the country’s best wordsmiths at the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam national final in Sydney on October 14.
The national winner will enjoy an all-expenses-paid international literary tour incorporating performances at Sydney Writers Festival, Byron Writers Festival and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, worth up to $10,000.
All Victorian heat and finals information is available at www.slv.vic.gov.au/whats-on
For more information about Australian Poetry Slam visit australianpoetryslam.com