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    April Bankstown Poetry Slam ft. Ifeoma Obiegbu

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    Welcome to Australia's largest regular poetry slam! We had a break for Ramadan and now we are BACK with an unreal feature artist and some poetry goodness for the next BANKSTOWN POETRY SLAM!

    ALSO OUR REGULAR SLAMS ARE NOW FREE!! But you gotta get a ticket to show at the door, so make sure you register!

    Anyone can also sign up to perform on the night, and get a chance to win a spot in our Grand Slam! 

    This month, we are stoked and honoured to be featuring Ifeoma Obiegbu, Grand slam finalist, passionate wordsmith, and an all 'round beautiful human being!

    Here's a little bit more about her:

    Ifeoma (ee-for-ma) Peace Obiegbu is an accomplished creative coming from South West Sydney. Starting from as young as 15 within Bankstown poetry slam, she has grown and evolved to a young woman who cultivates stories that she can share and we can relate to. She feeds on poetry and spits these fiery words right back out as an expression of self. Along with writing, Ifeoma has a passion for music and showcases that as a radio host for beloved FBi radio. She’s a host for the flagship show Up For It, which is on every morning on every weekday! She’s received many awards for her achievements and can only hope to receive more and most importantly, tell her story. She’s sweet, red-hot, and wise for her years but you just won’t know it until you hear her speak!

    Please join us at our new time of 6:30 pm!

    Your free ticket gets you access to the slam, fresh watermelon, world class poetry and some bad dad jokes (Bilal here: I wouldn't say 'bad' so much as they are... an acquired taste), courtesy of our MC Bilal.

    For rules on participating in the slam, please see below.

    🍉 If you are intending to sign up to perform at the slam, please book a ticket and arrive at 6:15 pm to sign up at the door. We generally do not offer free artist tickets but if you you have special circumstances/are experiencing financial difficulty, please get in touch so that we can issue you a free ticket.

    🍉 Regular slam rules apply: No age restrictions/ STRICT 3 minute time limit (try to limit poem introductions)/ no props or music/ if you want to sing in your poem (first of all how dare you be so talented) it should be part of your poem not the whole piece/ poetry must be your original work.

    🍉 The top 4 scoring artists will be granted a spot at the Grand Slam.

    🍉 Please note that signing up does not guarantee a performance spot. We have a lottery system in place whereby we randomly draw names so that it is fair for everyone, given the high sign up numbers!

    Poetry aficionados, appreciators of HipHop and literature that beats with a thunderous heart — you absolutely do not want to miss this!

    Please note that BPS is a not for profit charitable organisation so any extra donations go a long way in helping us support our artists! Thank you for your generosity ❤️‍🔥

    If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask away or email

    Bankstown Poetry Slam is proudly supported by Creative Australia.

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