Ten heats have been held across the state over the last two months and the top two performers from each heat will gather in Brisbane next weekend to contest the State Final of the 2014 Australian Poetry Slam. This wicked night of wordplay will take place at the State Library (Queensland Terrace) on Friday, September 26.

Poetry Slam

Since its inception 10 years ago, Australian Poetry Slam has grown to become one of the largest and most respected performing writers programs in the world. Australian Poetry Slam combines storytelling and poetry with elements of theatre and hip-hop.

Two winners from the Queensland State Final will secure a berth in the National Final at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Word Travel Story Festival on October 12.

The Australian Poetry Slam Champion for 2014 will win a trip to the Bookworm International Writers Festival in China and The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, a great opportunity to connect with other writers and performers, attend panels and workshops to further develop their writing and performance skills. The total value of the prize is in excess of $10 000.

State Library

For more information about Australian Poetry Slam, visit the event website or click here for tickets to the Queensland Final at The State Library on September 26.