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Australian Poetry Slam: Byron Heat


Australian Poetry Slam: Byron Heat


2020 Australian Poetry Slam events will be held online via Zoom. The Byron heat, presented in partnership with Byron Writers Festival and Word Travels, will take place live on Zoom on Saturday 1 August from 6pm – 7.30pm.

Register in advance of the event to participate or cheer along!

Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam Champion?

  • The first 18 poets to register will have two minutes to perform their original work; no props, no costumes, no music.
  • Two wildcard poets will be chosen from the audience.
  • Judges are randomly chosen from the online audience.
  • The two highest scoring poets will go on to represent Byron Bay in the APS NSW Final.

In the interests of maintaining fairness, poets must perform in their local heat to be eligible. To be eligible to perform in the Byron Heat you must reside in the Northern Rivers Catchment area from Grafton in the south, west to Kyogle and North to Tweed Heads. Poets who read at the Byron heat are not eligible to read at the Murwillumbah heat. 

Delivery Mode: Online via Zoom

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