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Canberra Slam Featuring Andrew Cox!

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Join us for our first slam for 2024, featuring a nationally recognised slam and spoken word poet, Andrew Cox! 

Andrew Cox is a proud Filipino/Australian who lives and works on Ngunnawal & Ngambri country, and is the current creative producer of the Canberra Poetry Slam.
His work crosses boundaries, performing in high schools as well as major Australian wide competitions, to spoken word theatre productions, to more recently being featured internationally for the 2023 Singapore Writers Festival.

Andrew's work has been shortlisted for national writing prizes, notably for Innovation in Spoken Word and his writing published in multiple anthologies, recognised as an emerging voice in Australian poetry.


For those new to slam, a slam looks like …

🎤 A round of open mic performances.

🎤 Judges, randomly selected from the audience and a winner announced at the end of the night.

🎤 A feature poet set from a nationally recognised performer.


Canberra Slam is a safe space.

All are welcomed and encouraged to share their stories, no matter what race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief or diversity in experience.

We emphasise ALL are welcomed and encouraged to share their stories, naturally, there's always potential for tension.

We are a community, made up of a complex mix of humans from all walks of life, together, we can do our best to navigate this complexity safely as a community. 



Verity Lane Market, Entry via Dear Prudence

Easy walking distance from multiple options of public transport, fully accessible entry and facilities.

Multiple bars and food option on location!



Thursday 21st of March 2024

Doors open and performer sign up from 6:30PM
Performances start at 7:00PM sharp.


📌 FAQs📌 

🎤 What is a slam performance?

Slam doesn't have many rules, it's a framework to share what you think and feel through an artistic expression. Performances often take diverse forms, resembling poems, spoken word, just don't be up there longer than 3 minutes, or you'll be taking time from other performers.

🎤 How do I sign up to perform?

You can sign up when you buy a ticket, selecting the Open Mic ticket option, OR if you muster up the courage later, ask the door person if there's space on the list!

🎤 Is there an entry fee?

We have a tiered ticketing system ranging for $10 - $30 – your ticket price pays the feature artist an industry standard award wage. What's left over will go towards cover ground costs and booking bigger events.

🎤 What if I can't afford the entry fee?

We'd love for this event to be accessible to all, if you have special circumstances or experiencing financial difficulty, shoot us an email at and we'll shout your spot. 

🎤 When do performances begin?

Doors open at 6:30pm, bring some friends, find a seat, get a drink or sign up to perform. Performances will start at 7:00pm sharp.

Feature poets usually on around 8:30pm.

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