12 October 2022, 7:00pm–9:30pm
|Location|| State Library Victoria Theatrette |
via Entry 3, La Trobe Street
|Accessibility||Has wheelchair access|
The search is on for Australia’s 2022 poetry slam champion!
After heats in metro, regional and rural Victoria, winners and runners-up will go head-to-head to determine the state’s best poet.
Cheer on our finalists as they speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their verses in this electric live event where the audience is the judge.
The evening will be hosted by local and international slam-sensation Ren Alessandra, with an appearance from comedian and 2021 Victorian finalist Matt Bell.
Please note: this event is booked out in-person, please book and join us via livestream.
About Ren Alessandra
Ren Alessandra is an Italo-Australian poet and educator based in Naarm (Melbourne). As the 2020 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, she endeavours to advocate for poetry at every turn. Wordcraft is the name under which she hosts open mics, workshops and private mentoring. Her self-published chapbook, Blueprint Body, explores the author’s experience of femininity, identity and love in all its colours. A judge for the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry, she has been commissioned by Sustainability Victoria, TAFE NSW, City of Yarra, Rotary International and City of Melbourne for the Summer Night’s Drone show, among others.