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QPF2017 Poetry Slam

QPF2017 Australian Poetry Slam - QLD Final

Presented by Queensland Poetry Festival

QPF2017 Distant Voices presents Australia’s biggest spoken word event as it hits full fever pitch. After ten Queensland heats, twenty finalists from around the state slam off in the big one—and you get to judge! The night will also see a feature set by renowned spoken word artist and champion slam poet, Good Ghost Bill aka Bill Moran (USA), as well as guest sacrificial poet Laurie May, hailing from the Gulf of Carpentaria. Hosted by slam’s king and queen of the mic, Adam Hadley.


Image Caption: Anisa Nandaula - QLD Slam Champion & National Runner Up 2016
Image source: Darlia Argyris


Event Details

Date & Time

Sun 27 Aug, 6.00pm
Duration: Approx 120mins, no interval


Cabaret & Theatre Unreserved Seating
General admission - $30
Age recommendation: 15+ (mature themes)




Mark Smith, Poetry Slam Founder

Slam gives poetry back to the people.

Saul Williams, US National Slam Champion & poet

More people than ever are slowly but surely turning their ears toward poetry.