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OutLoud Secondary Slam! 2021 Final


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This event originally scheduled to take place on Thursday 14 October will now be broadcast as a digital live-stream at 1pm–2.30pm on Thursday 4 November. This is in response to current COVID-19 health advice and restrictions. While it is unfortunate that we can’t present this event in-person, we hope you will be able to tune in to the live-stream.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
The OutLoud slam is coming for you!

The OutLoud poetry slam returns for its 2021 grand final, and thankfully the finalists have rhyming skills far beyond our own! In this special event, OutLoud finalists will perform original poetry and spoken word pieces. The annual competition has three categories for secondary school students: Years 7–8, Year 9 and Years 10–12, with students able to enter as individuals or in teams of up to three.

Prepare to be blown away by performances from the freshest new voices in Australian poetry. Hosted by slam queen Emilie Zoey Baker.

This event is suitable for teens aged 13 – 18 years old.

Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry


Luka Lesson

Luka Lesson is a poet and rap artist of Greek heritage. His work engages with the history of his family homeland, the fiercely political and the vulnerably self-reflective. Luka has worked with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Akala (UK), Dr Cornel West (USA) and the National Gallery of Victoria. ... Read more

Emilie Zoey Baker

Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning poet, teacher and spoken-word performer who has toured internationally. She was a fellow at the State Library of Victoria, coordinator of the Australian National Slam, and was core faculty for the spoken word program at Canada’s Banff Centre. She teaches i... Read more

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