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OutLoud Secondary Slam! 2023 Final


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Mark your calendars for the return of the much-loved OutLoud Secondary Slam!

Watch the live-stream from 11am Monday 4 September

About the event

Prepare to be mesmerised by some of the most electrifying new talent in Australian poetry in this special event, hosted by slam queen Emilie Zoey Baker.

At the OutLoud Secondary Slam Final, OutLoud finalists will perform original poetry and spoken word pieces, showcasing their poetic prowess across three categories: Years 7-8, Year 9, and Years 10-12.

Don’t miss out on one of the most anticipated, spirited poetry events of the year, and your chance to witness future poetry superstars in action.

This event is suitable for secondary students of all ages.

Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry.


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Wheeler Education

Wheeler Education encourages creativity and critical thinking on a range of issues, offering a range of events that prioritises the voices and experiences of young people – on the stage, and off. In our dynamic and interactive events, we’ll hear from young people about the challenges facing them right now, we’ll equip them with the skills they need to participate in important public conversations and, most of all, we’ll celebrate their passions, their ideas, and their stories.


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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

Alicia Sometimes

Alicia Sometimes is an Australian poet, multi-media artist and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Griffith Review, The Age and many more. She i... Read more

Thabani Tshuma

Thabani Tshuma is a multi-award-winning Zimbabwean writer and performance poet. His work can be found in publications such as Dichotomi magazine, Next in Colour, CUBBY ART, Cordite Poetry Review, and ABC ArtWorks’ SLAMMED segment. Thabani is a co-curator of Thin Red Lines and his debut collection,... Read more


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