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APS Poetry Slam Gold Coast Heat

July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

APS | Dust Temple

Alright Gold Coast poets. The year rounds the bend and the Australian Poetry Slam is here again. Sharpen your words my friends and practise those lines, squeeze ’em shape ’em into 2 minutes time!

There will be 20 positions available for the Dust Temple Gold Coast heat. Sign up will start at 7pm ON THE DOT. And the first 20 to sign up are able to compete.

– Your poem cannot go longer than 2 minutes.
– Every 30 seconds over 2 minutes will loose you a point
– Your poem must be an original work
– Your poem must not have been performed at a previous APS
– You must be a QLD resident to compete
– No musical accompaniment/costumes/props

Outside of that. Your poem is completely yours and can be about absolutely anything.

For those of you who have never been to an APS, it is a yearly Australia wide poetry competition that has heats in all major states and cities. Winners from each heat will go onto regional finals and from there winners will go onto the grand-final held at the Sydney Opera House.

Prizes include:
– Title of Australian Poetry Slam Champion
– A writers festival tour of Asia and Australia (Shows at Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Writers, Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival and Hong Kong International Literary Festival)
– An artist residency with Bundanon Trust In New South Wales

There will be a guest host and workshop before hand TBA!

Get practising!


July 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dust Temple
54 Currumbin Creek Road
Gold Coast, QLD 4223 Australia
0401 727 433
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Alternator Poetry
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