Trans Poetry Slam at MSWPF 2019 (Finals)

Thursday, 18 July, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Event details
Cost: $5 - $10
This event is for: LGBTIQ and Allies
Appropriate age/s: Predominantly For Adults
Further information: Event website
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Hares and Hyenas
63 Jonston Street, Fitzroy, VIC

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Event Description

Calling trans and gender diverse poets!
Have you got some Words to say in 2 minutes?
Would you like to see some other TGD poets also make Words?
Would you like to use your Words to win cash dollars?

In a world that never seems to have enough space for us, where we must always moderate ourselves, so that others can tolerate us, we are claiming a place that has always been a home for us.

A poetry slam for trans and gender diverse poets, part of the 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival, which runs from July 12 to 28. See for the program of over 60 events.

Produced by Theodore Murray & Pippin Latham.

Wednesday 17 July (heats)
Thursday 18 July (finals)

TICKETS (Pre-booking recommended)
$5 / $10
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Australian Poetry Slam rules – see

Time limit: 2 minutes

In order to compete, pre-book your ticket and arrive by 6.45PM at the venue to register as a competitor on Wednesday 17 July.
If more than 20 competitors register, we will pick names at random from those who have registered.

The top 8 scoring heats competitors will proceed to the finals (the next night).
3 Judges will preside over the finals and pick 2 poets to win the first and second prizes, and name the Trans Poetry Slam champion.
First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Pre-book your tickets to the heats and finals now to avoid missing out on seeing Melbourne’s best TGD spoken word artists.

#MSWPF19 Festival Details
Heats event listing:

Finals event listing:

Full program:

Check it out!

* Fully wheelchair accessible venue and ground-level performance space
* Wheelchair accessible toilet
* All-gender toilets
* Clicking / applause throughout night (medium – high sound levels)
* No Auslan interpretation

Full access document:

Warning for strong language and potentially triggering material. Parental/guardian supervision necessary for any under-18 attendees or competitors.

Supported by Transgender Victoria. Image by Dexa101.

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