The Victorian Heats for the Australian Poetry Slam have been released on their website and Victoria is hosting 7 heats between the 3rd and 17th of September in Melbourne City, Daylesford, Cragieburn, Doncaster, Richmond, Echuca and Werribee. With the first and second place getters going through, there are 14 spots in the state final up for grabs.

Heat 1:
September 3rd

State Library Victoria
Queen’s Hall
328 Swanston st 3000
Ph 03 8664 7099
Registration 6pm

Heat 2:

September 4th

The Rex Cinema
47-53 Vincent Street 3460
Ph 03 5348 2800
Registration 6pm

Heat 3:

September 5th

Cragieburn Library
75-95 Central Park Avenue 3064
Ph 03 9356 6980
Registration 6pm

Heat 4:

September 11th

Doncaster Library
687 Doncaster Road 3108
Ph 03 9877 8500
Registration 6pm

Heat 5:

September 12th

Richmond Library Theatrette
415 Church Street 3121
Ph 1300 695 427
Registration 6pm

Heat 6:

September 13th

Echuca Library
310 Hare Street 3564
Ph 03 5482 1997
Registration 6pm

Heat 7:

September 17th

Plaza Library
Cnr Heaths and Derrimut Road Werribee 3030
Ph 03 9748 9333
Registration 6.30pm

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, activist and the Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He grew up in Western Sydney before calling Melbourne home in 2008, where he's performed since 2010 around Melbourne's regular spoken word and poetry nights including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, Voices in the Attic and House of Bricks as well as the NGV and White Night. He's released a chapbook, broken bodies, and two spoken word albums, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense EP.
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