Who are we?

Poets Out Loud is a collective of poets, writers and spoken-word artists from the Tweed region, NSW. Founded on the belief that poetry is for everyone, we provide a safe and inclusive platform for writers to share and develop their work. Poets Out Loud is convened by Sarah Temporal, a performance poet and poetry educator of 17 years experience.

In 2019, Sarah initiated an open mic poetry night in partnership with the M-Arts precinct and Bacaro Cafe. This event attracts 50-70 attendees per month, and has hosted dozens of readers from beginners to professionals. With support from our sponsors we also offer paid feature performances, run a bi-monthly poetry slam, and sell and promote members’ publications.

We run special events such as the Super Slam!! during Murwillumbah Arts Trail. Other projects include collaborations with festivals to bring poetry to unusual places, and connecting professional poets with learners of all ages to facilitate self-expression through poetry.

In 2020, Poets Out Loud expanded to include a Youth Program and Youth Poetry Slam. With funding from Regional Arts NSW, we are running slam poetry workshops in schools and aiming to establish a sustainable slam poetry program for the Northern Rivers region.

Our events provide a central networking hub for writers and word-lovers. We are proud to contribute to the creative community of the Tweed region.

Where can you see us?

Come along to Poets Out Loud!! Open mic and poetry slam

2nd Thursday of the month


Bacaro Cafe in M-Arts Precinct, Murwillumbah.

$10 suggested donation

Hosted by Sarah Temporal. Sign up for open mic on the night. Follow us for updates or check the events page to see what’s coming up.