Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Australian Slam in Bathurst

Fri 22 June 2018, at 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday 22 June 2018 at 7pm at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) with workshop being held at 4pm at the Bathurst LIbrary.

Bathurst Writers SPEAK, SCREAM, HOWL, WHISPER, even SING their words in Australian poetry slam 2018, a liver literary performance program judged by the audience.

Australian poetry slam (APS) heats up across the nation, inviting Bathurst writers to take the stage on Friday 22 June and share their stories.

Writers are given a microphone, a live audience and 2 minutes to impress the judges, chosen randomly from the crown, with their original poetry, hip hop, stories… whatever they do with words.

The ultimate prize? An international tour worth $10k. The Australian Poetry Slam Champion performs throughout 2019 at Byron writers festival, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literacy Festival. They also receive publication with Pitt Street Poetry and a writers residency in the NSW Southern Highlands with Bundanon Trust.

Anyone can participate. Twelve year old poet, Solli Raphael, from Coffs Harbour, won the title in 2017.


Fri 22 June 2018,
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:


BMEC Bathurst


Local Government Area
Bathurst Region


BMEC Bathurst
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
+ Google Map

The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au