"The National Library of Australia is calling all poets, hip-hop artists and outspoken wordsmiths to polish their rhymes and lyrics for the Australian Poetry Slam ‘09, an annual slam contest offering over $20 000 in cash and prizes. Speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the Australian Poetry Slam ‘09 ACT heats, an electric live event where the audience is judge!
The ACT winner and runner-up will take home $500 and $100 respectively and compete for the Australian Poetry Slam ’09 national title in Sydney on 3 December. The national winner will receive $5 000 and a gig at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali in 2010.
*Please be prepared to perform two poems in the event of a tied result.
Friday 6 November, 6 pm
Foyer National Library of Australia
Entrants must register by calling (02) 6262 1271.
For more information go to:www.australianpoetryslam.org"
Do it. We all want Canberra to win again, thanks.