As part of the City of Sydney Library school holiday program, heat up your passion for spoken word. Sharpen your skills at a spoken word performance workshop run by Word Travels. Then, stick around for the only heat of the Australian Poetry Slam just for high school age students. Join the competition or sit back and enjoy performers speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing their poems, stories, lyrics and monologues.
Spoken word workshop: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Word Travels’ Australian Poetry Slam Workshop will inspire you to create your own performance piece. Renowned performer, Zohab Khan, will share his own material, then help you find new ways to express your ideas. Join in some theatre and writing games to spark your imagination.
Australian Poetry Slam – competition for young people (12-18 years)
Enter the one and only youth heat of the national Australian Poetry Slam. Writers and performers are given a mic and 2 minutes to impress judges chosen from the live audience with their original piece. 2 writers from this heat will perform at the Sydney slam final. Sydney winners go to the NSW final then 2 winners from each state go to at the national final.
To compete or watch the heat, book a spot in the audience.
Turn up at 7pm for a 7.30pm start!
As an educator, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, musician and hip-hop artist, Zohab holds the 2014 title of Australian Poetry Slam Champion. He made it to the finals of the International Poetry Slam in Madrid and runs poetry workshops across the world. He is a co-founder of The Pakistan Poetry Slam. His first collection of poetry, I Write, reached bestseller status.