A war of words will be held in the City of Logan this month as part of the Australian Poetry Slam 2019.
The Logan heat of the Slam is at Limelight Café at the Logan Entertainment Centre (LEC) in Logan Central on Friday, August 16, from 6pm to 8pm.
Logan City Council Libraries and the Queensland Poetry Festival, in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, are presenting the heat.
Two wordsmiths will be chosen to represent the City of Logan at the Queensland State Final on Sunday, August 25 at the Queensland Poetry Festival.
Anisa Nandaula, the winner of the 2016 Logan heat, will be this year’s Master of Ceremonies and a guest performer.
The internationally renowned poet was the Queensland Poetry Slam champion and runner-up Australian Poetry Slam champion in 2016.
Last year, Anisa received the Arts Queensland XYZ Award for Innovation in Spoken Word.
She also facilitates Voices of Colour which is a local platform for artists to share their words.
Bookings are essential for the Logan heat of the Slam and can be made by calling the LEC on 3412 5626 or online at loganentertainmentcentre.com.au/
Anyone wanting to be a Slam contestant must register by 5.30pm on the day.
Only the first 20 competitors to sign up can compete.
Contestants have two minutes to present their original spoken word poetry.
A pre-event workshop, at which Anisa will share her Slam tips and tricks, will be held at Logan Central Library on August 16 from 3pm to 5pm.
Bookings are essential for this workshop and can be made at Council libraries or online at loganlibraries.org/