28 September 2023, 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 2023 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, and the winner will go on to represent the state in Sydney at the 2023 Australian Poetry Slam championship.
Presented in partnership with Word Travels.
About Ren Alessandra
Ren Alessandra is an Italo-Australian poet and educator based in Narrm. Our 2020 Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Ren recently supported platinum artist, Agnes Obel at the Melbourne Recital Centre and has been commissioned by Rotary International, Federation Square, the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and Sustainability Victoria among others.
Her poetry explores womanhood, heritage, pilgrimage and love in all its colours.
About Word Travels
Word Travels is a not-for-profit arts organisation. Word Travels organises literary and literacy programs for festivals, private companies, libraries, schools and cultural institutions around the Asia Pacific with a focus on developing performing writers. You can find Word Travels in theatres, schools, board rooms, health institutions, night clubs, prisons, regional towns, abandoned restaurants and libraries.