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 12-24 in the Northern Rivers region. With fun workshops, professional mentoring and an electrifying competition, we provide the best possible start for the next generation of poets.

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How does it work?

Poets Out Loud Youth Program is…

Slam Poetry workshops are available for secondary schools and youth groups/ services. Working in teams, participants create their own slam poem with the guidance of our inspiring poet-mentors. Afterwards, schools may nominate poets or teams to represent them in the Youth Poetry Slam.
Entrants for the Youth Poetry Slam receive one-on-one mentoring to further develop their writing and performance skills. We support you all the way to the stage.
3, 2, 1, SLAM!
We showcase the work of our young wordsmiths in an exciting live event with epic prizes! Not only are there incredible rewards up for grabs, but every entrant has their performance filmed, creating a record of their achievements to do their school proud.

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The Youth Poetry Slam is open to young people who reside in the Northern Rivers NSW, aged 12-24. Register your interest now for the Youth Poetry Slam 2021.


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

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