AdvertisementARE YOU READY! LETS GO! NO PO FOFMO! Its your SEPTEMBER 2023 Perth Slam - OH! ??? ?
Real Fresh Poems in your gorgeous little faces!
Entry: $10 or $5 Concession.
Here we go! This is our first slam back following the amazing WA Heats of the 2023 Australian Poetry Slam. August was a whirlwind slam extravaganza. A literal blitzkrieg slammage of mind-blowing ?poems and beautiful poets! ?
So, POETS: bring us your spoken words. We want to witness your verbal fitness. Get judged by our random audience judges. WIN THE DOOR TAKINGS!
Or maybe you might be a RANDOM JUDGE. We choose five random judges from tickets we give out at the door. Thirsty? All our judges get FREE DRINKS!
YES. WE HAVE ACTUAL POETS, slamming their poems in the Four5Nine bar at the Rosemount Hotel. It could be you. Be one! Get some two minute bangers. Be surprised - verbally tantalised! Win the cash! Entry is $10/$5 at the door.
Did we mention that the winner gets the door takings! OMG. Yeah. We actually give the winner the door takings (besides some admin costs). Most months our winner takes home over $200.
14 slam spots are available each month.
Come on down! Get some poetry inside your beautiful faces! Do a poem! Win the Money! Judge Poets! Clap hands! Click yo fingers and enjoy the intensity, the diversity, the scintillating density of Perth's most interesting spoken wordsmiths.
If you are a first timer, we welcome you! DO IT! Seriously. Just do it!
Each month we give YOU the opportunity to compete with 13 other poets to win the cash prize. And the audience is the judge :)
Content Warning: Our events are for ALL AGES and some content may NOT be suitable for children. Swears and big themes WILL happen :)
Will you be a Perth Slam Winner? Do you know someone who is the most bestest poet in the world? Tag em! Bring em.
Have you got a stunning poem inside you just waiting to be heard? What are you waiting for? Sign up (at the event).
Perth Slam is this city's only monthly poetry slam. Come along and sign up to slam your poem or just witness the linguistic fitness of a live poetry slam!
JUDGES! You may get to be a judge! We give out tickets at the door for your chance to be a judge! That's right! An ACTUAL JUDGE of POETRY! The power! The Glory! The free drink voucher!
POETS! Poetry slammers get TWO MINUTES on the mic to impress the five randomly-chosen judges. The highest overall score wins the door takings.
AUDIENCE! It's all about short sharp bursts of performance poetry into your face - guaranteed!
Our website: https://www.perthslam.com
Doors open 430pm
LAST SATURDAY MONTHLY
Four5Nine Bar - Rosemount Hotel
459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth,
Perth, Western Australia, 6006
Entry: $10 or $5 Concession. CASH ONLY at the door. But there is an ATM in the venue.
Sign up to SLAM @ 4:30pm
Slam event starts at 4.45pm.
14 slam spots are available each month.
Please read our rules: https://www.perthslam.com/rules
Hosted by Allan Boyd (aka the antipoet) and Joni Boyd (aka Checkout Chick) with special operations and hardcore logistical administrative and tactical calculator support from the always delightful tonja boyd (NOTE: T is a scientist - not a poet).
WHAT IS A POETRY SLAM?
Poetry slam is a competitive performance arts event, in which poets perform spoken word poetry before a live audience and a panel of randomly chosen judges
WHAT HAPPENS AT PERTH SLAM?
Slam contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with their ORIGINAL spoken word poetry.
No Props. No Costumes. Just pure words!
Yes, you CAN read from your phone, tablet or paper, notebook etc.
Five random judges are picked from the audience.
We pull raffle tickets given at the door from the AMAZING SLAM HAT!
Once judges are chosen (and after our "sacrificial" poet tests the judges skills), we draw each poet's name from the hat and the competition begins.
After each 2 minute performance, judges hold up score cards using a 1-10 scale, with 10 being the highest.
Of the five scores for each poet, only the middle three scores are counted - we remove the "haters"? and the "lovers" ? score! And at the end of the night, the poet with the most points takes a big cut of the door! ?
Our Perth Slam rules are based on the Australian Poetry Slam rules.
PERTH SLAM RULES:
• Sign up at the venue at 430pm
• Maximum of 14 entrants per Slam
• No Signups after the slam starts
• No musical accompaniment. No props. No costumes
• YES! Reading from the page or a device IS permitted
• Random draw for performance order
• Poem must be the original work of the performer
• 2 minute time limit. Time starts at your 1st word or when the timekeeper feels the performance has begun. 1 point for every 30 seconds over time is deducted by the timekeeper from your final score
• 5 judges chosen at random from the audience
• Pooling of judges tickets is not permitted
• Judges hold up score cards, marking each performer from 0.01 – 10. From the 5 scores, only the 3 middle scores are counted
• In the event of a tie, the 2 highest-scoring performers share the prize
• Winner is rewarded with the door takings (minus some admin costs)
• Slam winner cannot compete in the following month - but is invited to be our FEATURED Sacrificial Poet!
• Organisers of Perth Slam reserve the right to change any of these rules at any time!
More details at our website: https://www.perthslam.com/
Allan Boyd - Perth Slam Organiser
Phone: 0402 573 580
Email: [email protected]
Feel free to hit us up in the comments ANYTIME...
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald Street,Perth,WA,Australia