This year, WestWords and West Side Poetry slam will be hosting the Parramatta heat of the Australian Poetry Slam! What’s more, APS 2018 champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, will be a feature performer!


How it Works?

Performing writers have two minutes to inspire judges randomly selected from the crowd with their original lyrics, poetry, stories, raps, or whatever they do with words.

The three highest scoring slammers will compete at the Western Sydney Final in October at Story-Fest ‘19. From there, two move on to the NSW State Final on October 19th. Then, two writers representing each state and territory battle it out the next night at the National Final at Sydney Opera House to become the 2019 APS National Champion.

The ultimate prize is an all-expenses paid international tour valued at $10k. The APS Champ performs in 2020 at Singapore Writers Festival, Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, and Canadian writers festivals.

Each year, over 1000 spoken word artists perform in over 60 APS Heats for an audience of over 20,000 across the Asia-Pacific. From small towns to major metropolises, local libraries to street soirées, Australian Poetry Slam provides the stage for some of the best spoken world talent in the world.

Be there!

When: Sign up 6:30pm | Start 7pm
Where: August 21st – WestWords Parramatta
Host: Aylin Huzmeli
Feature: Zohab Zee Khan