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Australian Poetry Slam ’23 Heat – Young

Wed 27 September at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Australian Poetry Slam ’23 Regional Heat hosted by Hilltops Youth Action Group and Hilltops Council Library.

We paused. Took a moment. A world-wide “…Ummm”. Now, the slam storm returns.

In 2023, flex your vocal chords and share your voice.

Run with new leaders.

Turn your moments of “…um” into MomentUm.

Write new poetic revolutions.

You’ve got two minutes on the mic.

Build your MomentUm to crescendo and be heard.

Poetry Slams and wordshops are popping up around the Hilltops, in September. Youth will be invited to grab their moment in the spotlight at our Slam Poetry Heat!

Two poets chosen by the Hilltops Council Library & Hilltops Youth Action Group Audience will have the opportunity to head to the New South Wales State Final! Potentially gaining them entry into the National Final at Sydney Opera House and taking home a prize worth $20,000, including publishing opportunities and gigs from Byron to Bali and beyond.

Poets must perform in their residing state or territory to be eligible. Full APS 2023 rules here: www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules

Australian Poetry Slam ’23 Heat – Young NSW Tickets, Wed 27/09/2023 at 6:00 pm | Eventbrite

Slam Heat Participant’s will need to register on the day. Please ensure you arrive half an hour before the event (5:30pm).

Get ready for our Slam Heat with our Slam Poetry Workshops.

See details below:

Bring your notebook and voice to our following wordshops:

-Boorowa Central School (In House) – 19th Sept 2023

Murrumburrah High School (In House) – 19th Sept 2023

-Hilltops Young High Library (Open to the Public) – 27th Sept 2023 – Register HERE!


Wed 27 September
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Local government area
Literature, Other


Hilltops Young High School Library
via Currawong Walk, Carrington Park, Campbell Street
Young, NSW 2594 Australia
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