Slama acknowledges that our slam takes place in Naarm, on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded, no treaty was signed and it always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
It's our second slam of the season. Throw your name in the hat to be one of the 12 poets battling it out and sharing your work on stage.
Featuring the 2017 Victorian Poetry Slam Champ and Slama regular, Sharifa A Tartoussi.
If you want to slam, registration opens at 6.30pm sharp and closes at 6.45pm. It's $5 to enter but you get into the slam for free, even if your name isn't drawn. If your name isn't drawn, you can automatically get a spot in the slam for next month's slam. It has to be used the following month though.
The top 12 from the season qualify for the Grand Slam, and the top 4 from the Grand Slam get invited to be on the 2019 Slamalamadingdong National Poetry Slam team, competing in international or national tournaments.
ROUND 1: 12 POETS
ROUND 2: 6 POETS
ROUND 3: 3 POETS
1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE:
A FEATURED VIDEO ON MELBOURNESPOKENWORD.COM
Slam rego is 6.30-6.45pm
Doors Open 7pm
Slam starts 7.30pm
Early Bird: $15
Adult/At Door Ticket: $20
Sharifa A Tartoussi is a dental student, poet and performer. She is involved in several creative projects, most notably becoming half the founding party of GriffinSpeak; a spoken word event that creates space for voices from marginalised groups around Melbourne. Her style has been described as teetering on the boundary between the fire that warms and the fire that burns with a mix of traditional storytelling, millennial boundary pushing and raw emotion with influences from eastern and western art and literature owing to her traditional Arab upbringing in a western climate. She released her first Chapbook “ColourBlind” in early 2018