Poets Out Loud YOUTH SLAM

A showcase of fresh new voices from Poets Out Loud. Pre-selected teams and individuals aged 12-18 represent their schools in this thrilling spoken-word competition. Witness the next generation of poets as they speak up with the power of slam! Hosted by Sarah Temporal.

Read more about Poets Out Loud Youth Slam program here.

Originally programmed as part of Byron Writers Festival, this event is going ahead with support of Tweed Shire Council.

Thurs 5 Aug

6pm — 8pm
The Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah
$5, under 18s free

Poets Out Loud Youth Program 2021

Empowering young voices through slam poetry.

Use the power of the spoken word to share your story! After our successful start in 2020, Poets Out Loud again offers outstanding opportunities for young people aged 12-18 in the Northern Rivers region. With fun workshops, professional mentoring, and epic prizes up for grabs, we provide the best possible start for the next generation of poets.

Scroll down to the video library for examples of what we do.

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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.

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Video library

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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Make a donation to help Poets Out Loud establish a sustainable program to empower young voices. Every dollar supports the next generation of poets.


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