Trans Poetry Slam at MSWPF 2019

Calling trans and gender diverse poets!

Have you got some Words to say in 2 minutes?

Would you like to see some other TGD poets also make Words?

Would you like to use your Words to win cash dollars?

In a world that never seems to have enough space for us, where we must always moderate ourselves, so that others can tolerate us, we are claiming a place that has always been a home for us.

A poetry slam for trans and gender diverse poets, part of the 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival, which runs from July 12 to 28. See for the program of over 60 events.

Produced by Theodore Murray & Pippin Latham.



Wednesday 17 July (heats)

Thursday 18 July (finals)

TICKETS (Pre-booking recommended)

$5 / $10

Book via:;


Australian Poetry Slam rules - see

Time limit: 2 minutes


In order to compete, pre-book your ticket and arrive by 6.45PM at the venue to register as a competitor on Wednesday 17 July.

If more than 20 competitors register, we will pick names at random from those who have registered.


The top 8 scoring heats competitors will proceed to the finals (the next night).

3 Judges will preside over the finals and pick 2 poets to win the first and second prizes, and name the Trans Poetry Slam champion.


First Prize: $250

Second Prize: $150

Pre-book your tickets to the heats and finals now to avoid missing out on seeing Melbourne’s best TGD spoken word artists.


#MSWPF19 Festival Details

Heats event listing:

Finals event listing:

Full program:

Check it out!



* Fully wheelchair accessible venue and ground-level performance space

* Wheelchair accessible toilet

* All-gender toilets

* Clicking / applause throughout night (medium - high sound levels)

* No Auslan interpretation

Full access document:


Warning for strong language and potentially triggering material. Parental/guardian supervision necessary for any under-18 attendees or competitors.

Supported by Transgender Victoria. Image by

Organizado por TransGender Victoria

Quando ?

Qua, 17 julho 2019 18:45-21:00

Onde ?

Hares Hyenas
63 Johnston Street
VIC 3065  Fitzroy
Trans Poetry Slam at MSWPF 2019 em Fitzroy le qui, 18 julho 2019 19:00-21:00 (Reuniões / Debates Trans)
Trans Poetry Slam at MSWPF 2019
Reuniões / Debates / Trans  

Qui, 18 julho 2019 19:00-21:00
Hares Hyenas (Fitzroy)


Hares Hyenas
63 Johnston Street
VIC 3065  Fitzroy

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