Australian Poetry Slam 2017 - Cairns Heat

Wed 02 Aug

Contestants have two minutes to own the stage, rock the mic and win over the crowd with their original spoken word poetry.

Judged by the audience, two wordsmith warriors will carry on to battle it out at the QLD State Final on Sunday 27 August at the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Featuring special guest MC, Anisa Nandaula who is the 2016 QLD Slam Champ, plus a local music act on the night.

For competitors, heat sign-up opens 30 minutes before the event start time (sign up on the night only.) Only the first 20 competitors to sign up may compete, so get in quick.


If you’d like to sharpen your words before you hit the stage, come along to a free slam poetry masterclass with 2016 QLD Slam Champ Anisa Nandaula on Wed 2nd August, 4pm – 6pm in Tank 5. Register your place via email:

Presented by Queensland Poetry Festival in partnership with State Library of Queensland.

SLAM SIGN UP: From 6.30pm
SHOW TIME: 7pm – 9pm

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  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Tank 5 - fully seated

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