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    Canberra Slam Ft. Rob Waters

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    Join us for our June edition, featuring the current reigning Australian Poetry Slam Champion (!!!) ROB WATERS! 

    *The above means that Rob is the top slam poet in the whole country.. get your tickets*

    Rob is a Gomeroi man with deep cultural connections to the North West of NSW. He is a poet, storyteller, cultural educator and spoken-word artist who has been sharing Story for over 20 years. Rob has been a three time NSW State Poetry Slam finalist and a two time National finalists in the Australian Poetry Slam. He most recently won the NSW State final of the Australian Poetry Slam + National Final and is the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion.


    Doors open at 6:30PM with   PERFORMANCES STARTING AT 7:00PM SHARP! 

    For those new to our community, 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, upstairs (lift access available) in the 'Juliet' event space

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

    Multiple bars and food options on location!



    Thursday 27th of June 2024

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


    📌 FAQs📌 

    🎤 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.

    🎤 What is a slam performance?

    Our slam doesn't have many rules, it's a framework to share what you think and feel with 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. 

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