Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 5:00pm

Wham, bam, strawberry jam, we’re looking for young poets to compete in our Poetry Slam!

Australian Poetry Slam Youth, formerly known as The Rumble Youth Slam, is the largest youth poetry slam in Sydney. Held annually by Word Travels, the program involves workshops and slams throughout Sydney, culminating in an explosive finale at Sydney Writers' Festival.

It works like this; young people aged 12 to 18 years are invited to perform at the Australian Poetry Slam Youth heats, with a heat being held at Manly Library on Thursday 11 April, 5 -7pm. Audience members vote for the top artists who will then go on to represent the Northern Beaches at the Australian Poetry Slam Youth Sydney Final held at the Sydney Writers Festival. More details here.

Bring your rap performances, stories, monologues and poems to the stage, with just three minutes to wow the crowd. No props, no music – just you, a microphone and the spotlight.

Register on the night to compete for prizes and the chance to progress in the Australian Poetry Slam.


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Free Entry
Register on the night to compete.


Manly Library
1 Market Place
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Poetry Slam: Call Out for Artists