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Australian Poetry Slam: Workshop and heat

Spoken word workshop and competition for high school students

Sharpen your skills at our spoken word performance workshop run by Word Travels. Then, 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.

Spoken word workshop: 1pm – 3pm
Word Travels’ Australian Poetry Slam Workshop will inspire and encourage you to create your own performance piece. Jesse Oliver, the 2017 APS Adult Champion, 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 heat for high school students: 4pm
Sign up at 3:30pm to perform in the high school heat of the Australian Poetry Slam. Heat starts at 4pm. Writers and performers are given a mic and 2 minutes to share 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.

Facilitator bio: Jesse Oliver is a wholesome Perth poet who is best known for his casual conversational style of slam. In 2017, he appeared on national platforms including the National Young Writers Festival, the Emerging Writers Festival, the Digital Writers Festival and the Australian Poetry Slam National Final. In 2018, Jesse will be launching rap/poetry show Star-Crossed Poetry at Perth Fringe World, joining the Spoken Word Perth team, jumping on an international tour and returning to the National Young Writers Festival as Co-Director.

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

Presented with Word Travels.



Sunday 16 September 2018 from 1pm to 6pm



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