$50 cash prize for first place and we want all poets seasoned and new to put your name in the hat.
All scores are accumulated throughout the season and the poets with the top scores make it into our Grand Slam. At this event the top five placing poets become a team, write together and get the opportunity to travel and compete in international poetry slams.
With two exciting and powerful feature’s poet ZAYNAB FARAH and musical guest RAT CHILD.
ZAYNAB FARAH is a Somali Naarm-based Spoken word artist. Her pieces explore intricate personal experiences and topics that she’s very passionate about. Zaynab is the 2019 Victorian Poetry Slam champion.
RAT CHILD Born on Woiwurrung Country to the descendants of Irish convicts, Rat Child has been steadily investing in the practice of songwriting for over a decade. Her powerful soul vocals are combined with an authentic knack for earnest storytelling inspired by the traditions of blues, folk and jazz - and the timeless protest music embedded within them. Themes of humility, forgiveness, self-reflection, community, compassion and - of course - love are littered throughout her writing and evident in her church-like performances which are the bedrock of both her live shows and her upcoming debut LP, 'My Morning & Afternoon's Work' - released independently this November 10 2022. ratchildmusic.bandcamp.com
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22 2022
THE BRUNSWICK BALLROOM
314 SYDNEY ROAD, BRUNSWICK
$25 +BF full
$23 +BF concession
Limited tickets available on the door.
DOORS: 6 PM
POET’S PRE-SHOW GATHERING: 6:15 PM
SHOW STARTS: 6:30 PM
SHOW FINISH: 9:45 PM (for all you 9-5 folk)
OPEN DOOR POLICY: We will never turn anyone away. Selling tickets allows us to pay our producers, venue and artists appropriately. It also helps us make a small profit margin so we can continue to thrive and grow as an organization. We donate 2% of our income to Pay the Rent.
This being said, if you are struggling financially and feel the need to participate, please advocate for yourself and send us a message so we can find a way to make sure you can participate in all the Slama goodness.