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Poetry Slam Hits Forbes Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival

By August 5, 2011No Comments

Imagine two minutes in the spotlight. No props. No music. Judged by the audience. Just you… and your story.

The Australian Poetry Slam is not a poetry reading. It's more like a howling literary campfire with verbal voodoo, breathless rhythms and sweat breaking nerves. Think Hilltop Hoods mashed with Obama, a line of Paul Kelly, a few pinches of Judith Lucy, and a test tube of Les Murray all vying for audience love.

Writers need to perform well in their regional heat and place in their state final. Two finalists from each state and territory will meet in Sydney to battle with their words on the main stage of the Sydney Theatre for the Australian Poetry Slam Final National Final. One will be crowned Australia's Slam Champion.

Come and find out what it is all about at the Australian Poetry Slam Workshop:

Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival,
Reading and Writing Tent,
Lake Forbes Foreshore along Buck Bentick Walk,
Sunday 4 September at 11am,
Please book your place at Forbes Library on 6852 1463.

Then perform your poem, story, hip hop or whatever at the Australian Poetry Slam Forbes Heat:

Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival,
Lake Forbes Foreshore along Buck Bentick Walk,
Sunday 4 September,
1pm on the main stage, please sign up from 12.30pm,
Hosted by Miles Merrill.

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