Victoria’s finest, fiercest and most talented spoken-wordsters fight it out live, after heats held in over 25 schools.

It’s poetry, it’s slam, it’s competition and it’s out loud.

Grand final of the Victorian Student Poetry Slam.

Tuesday 29 Aug 1.45pm

VENUE: Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Book your place here.


Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning poet and spoken-word performer who has toured internationally including being a guest at Ubud Writers Festival, the Milosz Festival Poland and the Sydney, Melbourne, Ottawa, Vancouver, Brisbane and Byron writers’ festivals. She was the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam and was a 2014 fellow at the State Library of Victoria, poet-in-residence for Museums Victoria and coordinator for the National Australian Poetry Slam. She teaches poetry to both kids and adults and in 2014 was core faculty for the spoken word program at Canada’s Banff Centre. She is creative director of OutLoud, the first Victorian teen team slam as part of Australian Poetry.

Read more about the Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 Schools Program here.