Speak, scream, howl, sing or whisper at Australian Poetry Slam at Moree Regional Library

ALL-comers are invited to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing at the Australian Poetry Slam at Moree Community Library later this month.

The Australian Poetry Slam will be held on Friday, August 19 with workshops at 1pm, performer registrations at 3:30pm and the show beginning at 4pm.

Hosted by the 2015 Australian Poetry Slam winner Philip Wilcox, members of the public can be part of the Slam audience and witness performance poetry at its toe-tapping, finger-snapping best.


2015 Australian Poetry Slam winner Philip Wilcox will be at Moree Regional Library on Friday, August 19.

Anyone can participate and it is open to all ages and levels of experience – all you need is your voice.

Writers and performers are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with their original spoken word, poetry, hip hop, monologues and stories.

Performers, please note the following important information:

  • There is a limit of 20 performers; you must sign on at 3:30pm sharp
  • You should prepare two original works in case of a tie break
  • There can only be one winner, and that talented person will get a $100 prize cheque
  • Be sure to read the Rules, and the Terms and Conditions of entry available at the Australian Poetry Slam website at

For enquires about the Australian Poetry Slam heat at the Moree Community Library, please send an email to or phone 6757 3374.

Multi-award winning poet, Philip Wilcox, is the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion and a two-time NSW Poetry Slam Champion.

Philip hosts and co-organises Three Poets Speak – a Sydney showcase of the finest spoken word artists from around Australia. He has featured in major events like Sydney Writers’ Festival, Wollongong Writers’ Festival and Newtown Festival, where he performed for a crowd of over 8,000. He recently headlined the Melbourne eventVoices in the Attic and represented NSW against Victoria in an interstate exhibition slam.

Philip is also a playwright. He co-wrote and directed Thursday – the most popular production of the 2013 Sydney Fringe Comedy Festival. By day he is a children’s entertainer and studying to be a school teacher. By night he shares the stage with hip hop artists and poets like Omar Musa, Luka Lesson and Solo (Horrorshow).

Founder of The Australian Poetry Slam Miles Merrill said: “Philip Wilcox challenges audiences with a strong mix of humour and the kind of political insight that steers distinctly clear of the didactic or prescriptive. He asks us questions about our humanity that are frank and difficult to answer. He has us laughing one minute, then suddenly realising that deep down we are the butt of his jokes. He causes people to howl, scream and leap to their feet cheering with thoughts echoing in their heads like “Wait? Shouldn’t I be upset? He’s actually talking about me?”. In the midst of all the applause, he gracefully returns his smoking microphone to it’s melting stand and burns into our imaginations like a poetic brand.”

Media release August 2, 2016 with additional information from