Australian Poetry Slam: Sunbury Wordshop

In the bustling year of 2023, a poetic revolution is taking shape as writers across the nation find their voices and embrace the art of slam poetry. This year, aspiring poets and spoken word enthusiasts are in for a treat as they get the chance to participate in an inspiring spoken wordshop led by a professional slam artist. With the promise of gaining valuable skills in creative writing, public speaking, and self-expression, this unique opportunity is not to be missed.

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The wordshop promises to be a transformative experience, led by an accomplished slam artist who knows how to wield words like weapons and transform moments of hesitation into powerful expressions of “MomentUm.” The participants will be guided through various slam poetry forms, learning how to infuse emotions, rhythm, and passion into their verses. It’s not just about writing but also about discovering the potential of their vocal chords and embracing the art of captivating the audience.

The wordshop serves as a stepping stone for the participants to prepare for the highly anticipated local slam event at the Sunbury Library. With hearts pounding and adrenaline rushing, these writers will take to the stage, ready to share their poetic creations with the world. The beauty of slam poetry lies in its raw and unfiltered nature, giving individuals a platform to unleash their creativity and connect with the audience on a profound level.

Poetry slams have been gaining popularity, and this year is no different. From June to October, a thousand talented writers will take center stage, igniting poetic flames in venues across the nation. Each performance will lead to one spectacular National Final at the iconic Sydney Opera House. The grand prize, worth a staggering $20,000, includes not only financial reward but also the golden opportunities of publishing their work and securing gigs from Byron to Bali and beyond.

But before the national showdown, the poets must conquer their local battlefield. The Sunbury audience will choose two worthy contenders to represent them in the Victorian Final, adding an element of friendly competition to the mix. It’s a chance for regional voices to shine, and who knows, perhaps a hidden poetic prodigy resides within the quiet streets of Sunbury?

Aspiring slam poets must remember that they need to perform in their residing state or territory to be eligible for the finals. For those eager to seize this poetic journey, it is crucial to familiarize themselves with the full APS 2023 rules available at

While this event welcomes participants of all ages, it is essential to note that some performances may contain content not suitable for children. Slam poetry, at its core, is about expressing raw emotions and tackling pressing issues, and artists have the freedom to delve into thought-provoking territories.

Given the limited availability of slots, bookings are essential for the spoken wordshop. It’s a golden ticket to unleash creativity, learn from a seasoned slam artist, and connect with like-minded individuals on a poetic voyage.

So, writers, are you ready to transcend the confines of uncertainty and embrace the art of spoken word? Get inspired, prepare your verses, and let your voices reverberate through the halls of the Sunbury Library. The 2023 Slam Storm awaits, and your MomentUm beckons!

This Workshop will take place on Thursday, 24 August, from 6pm to 8pm at the Sunbury Library, 44 Macedon St, Sunbury.