Have fun. Speak up. Be heard.

Poets Out Loud Youth Slam is a showcase of fresh young voices from the Northern Rivers region, aged 12-18 years. Through workshops, mentoring and performances, participants are guided to create their own slam poem about something that matters to them. Finally our pre-selected teams and individuals take the stage to represent their school in a thrilling spoken-word competition, with epic prizes up for grabs!

Check out the videos below for examples of what we do.

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Highlights: 2021 Youth Slam

Slam poetry for schools

Poets Out Loud has worked with over 15 local schools to empower young voices with slam poetry. Our professional performance poets create a fun learning experience to inspire the next generation of writers. Contact us to find out more.

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Examples from our mentors and friends

How does it work?

Poets Out Loud Youth Program is…

We deliver Slam Poetry workshops in secondary schools and youth groups/ services. Working in teams, participants create and share their own slam poem with the guidance of our inspiring poet-mentors.
Entrants for the Youth Poetry Slam receive one-on-one mentoring to further develop their writing and performance skills. Teams and individuals may be nominated by their school or apply independently for free mentoring .
3, 2, 1, SLAM!
We showcase the work of our young wordsmiths in an electrifying live event with epic prizes! Performances are captured on film, ensuring that these important voices are heard and remembered.

Youth Slam 2020 Highlights

The Youth Poetry Slam is open to young people who reside in the Northern Rivers NSW, aged 12-18. Register your interest now for the Youth Poetry Slam 2021.


Want to host a poetry slam workshop? Poets Out Loud works with secondary schools, organisations, and youth groups based in the Northern Rivers and Tweed regions. Register your interest now for 2021.

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This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.