Welcome to Perth Slam! Are. You. Ready?

Perth Slam is Perth’s most popular and only regular Poetry Slam!

Kaya! Perth Slam is held in Boorloo (Perth), on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. The mighty Noongar people have lived in the south-west corner of Western Australia for at least 45,000 years. Where sovereignty was never ceded. We celebrate the continuing traditions, living culture, and the spiritual connection to Boorloo and the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River). Always was. Always will be.

JULY 2024: HEY! It’s SLAM SEASON – Next Perth Slam Slam is July 27th. Then in August, we roll into the 2024 Australian Poetry Slam WA Heats… Three heats and a WA Final. All at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth. All Welcome!

AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM 2024 – WA HEATS -SATURDAYS IN AUGUST – $20,000 prize up for grabs! National Fame and Glory!

Perth Slam happens every last Saturday monthly (between February and November) at the coolest venue in North Perth – The Rosemount Hotel!

Perth Slam is a monthly competitive poetry event where poets take turns to perform their work in front of a live audience.

There is a strict two-minute time limit for each contestant. A selection of 5 random judges score each slam poem out of 10 – and the winner gets the door takings!

Often the winner takes home over $200. FOR A TWO MINUTE POEM! WTF!

PERTH SLAM GRAND SLAM WINNERS 2023 - 1st Scott-Patrick Mitchell - 2nd Mena - 3rd Biddle!

To join the lineup you just need to sign up at the event on the day. Doors open at 4:30pm. Slam starts at 4:45pm. First in first served. Poets are chosen in random order. The event finishes at 6pm.

All ages and all people of every persuasion are most welcome to sign up to be part of the slam comp. Or just be part of the slam audience. We might choose you as a judge!

The Rosemount Hotel is a licensed venue so if you’re under 18 please bring your responsible adult!

What are the Rules? Find out here…

Dates? Scroll down the page for all the details.

Socials: Get over to our Facebook and Insta pages.

Contact us here to get in touch with the organisers.

When is the next slam?

Next Perth Slam is 430PM SATURDAY 27th JULY at the Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

Welcome to Perth’s most popular and only regular Poetry Slam! Where you can win ALL OF THE MONEY. And the audience is the judge!

PERTH’S ONLY GET RICH QUICK SCHEME FOR POETS!


Perth Slam Venue Rosemout 459 Bar in North Perth November 2023

Perth Slam organises WA’s only monthly poetry slam!

We do it every last Saturday of the month in the cozy Four5Nine bar at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth.

Aspiring Slam Poets get two minutes to impress the audience with a two-minute poem. Randomly chosen judges score each poet and the highest score wins the door takings!

Whats Happening?

Best way to find out whats happening each month is to get over to our Perth Slam FACEBOOK page and follow us for all the latest info.

We also have an Instagram. But best is our Facebook.

We also coordinate the WA Heats of the Australian Poetry Slam.

All people of all ages are very welcome to enter the slam comp or just consume the poetry (under-18s do need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian – we’re in a licensed bar).


2024 Dates:

UPCOMING PERTH SLAM EVENTS for 2024

CRITICAL INFO

  • SATURDAYS (last Sat monthly)
  • All Perth Slam events at the Rosemount Hotel
  • Doors open and Sign ups at 4.30pm
  • Slam starts at 4.45pm.
  • Finish at 6pm
  • Entry at door: $5/$10

NEXT EVENT – JULY PERTH SLAM – Rosemount Hotel

ALL THE 2024 SLAMS

2024 AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM WA HEATS

  • 3 AUGUST – WA HEAT 1 2024 AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM
  • 10 AUGUST – WA HEAT 2 2024 AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM
  • 17 AUGUST – WA HEAT 3 2024 AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM
  • 24 AUGUST – WA FINAL 2024 AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM

WHAT EVEN IS GOING ON!

Join us in building our own poetry slam culture here in Perth, Western Australia. We welcome you to be part of our growing Slam Family – our “Slamily”.

Whether you wanna slam a poem or simply enjoy some short bursts of entertaining poetry from Perth poets as they slam their original stuff for you – we want you!

Our Perth Slam crew have coordinated the WA Heats and Final of the Australian Poetry Slam since its inception in 2007. And we’ve been doing this kinda stuff (hosting performance poetry events) since 1995!

In 2015 we introduced our monthly slam event: Perth Slam – at the Rosemount Hotel in North Perth, where the winner takes the door.

Our basic aim is to build a Perth poetry slam community, to give aspiring slam poets a regular opportunity to share their new works – with a view for a local WA poet to win the national final of the Australian Poetry Slam.

In 2017 WA Poet Jesse Oliver was crowned the APS 2017 Adult Champ! Each year the poetry just gets better and better!

Come on down and be part of the linguistic fitness.

Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/perthslam and get involved!