Now in its second year, the WA Youth Slam is the state's first ever poetry slam just for young people. Poets aged 18 and under compete to win one-to-one poetry mentoring, a $200 cash prize and the title of WA Youth Slam Champion.
The rules are simple: poets have two minutes to perform an original poem that makes their audience feel things. Judges chosen at random give them a score, and the poets with the highest scores go through to the final.
Really, though, it's not about the scores - it's all about celebrating the powerful voices of young people in WA, and we can't wait to see you there!
About WA Youth Slam:
Run by young people, for young people, the WA Youth Slam is committed to empowering young people. We're not trying to give them a voice - we're recognising that they already have voices, and giving them a microphone and a stage to help them share their stories.
WHEN: Sunday 15 April, 6.00 – 8.00pm
WHERE: Courtyard, State Theatre Centre of WA
About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival
Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2018.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA as part of Youth Week WA, and is supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.