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Australian Poetry Slam

Spoken word workshop and competition for high school students

Produced by the City of Sydney

Ignite your passion for spoken word. Sharpen your skills at our spoken word performance workshop run by Word Travels and Philip Wilcox.

Stick around for 1 of only 2 high school heats of the Australian Poetry Slam. Join the competition or click your fingers along as performers speak, scream, howl, whisper or even sing their pieces.

Workshop: 4.30pm–6.30pm
Word Travels’ Australian Poetry Slam workshop will inspire and encourage you to create your own performance piece. Renowned performer, Philip Wilcox, will share his own material, then help you find new ways to express your ideas. Join some theatre and writing games to spark your imagination.

Poetry slam heat 7.30pm -9:30pm
Writers and performers are given a mic to perform their original piece and impress the judges chosen from the live audience. 2 writers from the slam heat will go on to perform at the Sydney final of the Australian Poetry Slam.

Philip Wilcox
Multi-award winning poet, Philip Wilcox is the 2015 Australian Poetry Slam Champion and a 2-time NSW Poetry Slam Champion. He has featured in major events like the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Wollongong Writers’ Festival and Newtown Festival, where he performed for a crowd of over 8 000. Philip headlined the Melbourne event Voices in the Attic and represented NSW against Victoria in an interstate exhibition slam.
Philip is also a playwright. He co-wrote and directed Thursday, the most popular production of the 2013 Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival.

To participate or watch the heat, make sure to book a seat in the audience. You can sign up on the night to perform.

Workshop participants are limited to 20 people, so book early to take part.



Sunday 22 July 2018 from 4.30pm to 9pm



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