Performing Writer Ashley McGregor, Finalist at the Australian Poetry Slam, 2015. Australian Poetry Slam is one of the largest performing writers programs in the world.
The prize is a writers’ festival tour of the Asia-Pacific; participating in performances, panels and workshops in the Bookworm International Literary Festival, Ubud Writers’ and Readers’ Festival, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival and more. Annually since 2004, about 1000 writers perform their stuff for about 20,000 people across the country; from small towns to major cities, libraries to warehouse parties, Sydney Opera House to China to Bali and beyond.
Slam heats are held in city and regional venues across Australia June until the beginning of October.
Two writers from each heat perform at their State Final.
Two spoken wordsmiths from each state and territory head to the National Final in October.
One is crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion.
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