Sydney’s biggest annual youth poetry slam is back. Young poets spit with eloquence and wit, representing their communities in an all-out battle of spoken word and hip hop. You can listen, perform or even be a judge. Each poet has three minutes to shine. Featuring 2016 Rumble Slam Champion Emily Crocker, Troy Wong from Parramatta Poetry Slam and more. Hosted by Lorin Reid.

Free, bookings essential. 


Presented with Word Travels.

Supported by the City of Parramatta.

Troy Wong (Australian)

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Troy Wong is an English teacher by day, a spoken word poet by night, and an Australian Poetry Slam national finalist forever. When he isn't poeting or covered in children, Troy likes to take pictures of fruit.

Emily Crocker (Australian)

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Emily Crocker is a poet and student from south-west Sydney. She has since found a home in the Wollongong spoken word community, and has performed  with Wollongong Writer's Festival and at The Vault Cabaret. Her work can be found in various Australian journals including Southerly, Verity La, Cordite, Seizure and Voiceworks. Her poem Swarm was shortlisted in the 2015 Judith Wright Prize.

Lorin Elizabeth Reid (Australian)

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Lorin Elizabeth Reid is an Australian spoken word poet, who creates rhythmic and thought-provoking poetry pieces for performance. She writes with a strong focus on sound, rhyme and meter, creating a mixture of hip-hop and magic realism to engage live audiences. Lorin toured the US in 2015 and shared the stage with acclaimed international poets including Buddy Wakefield (USA), Bill Moran (USA), Carlos Andrés Gómez (USA) and Mark Gonzales (USA). Lorin established Enough Said, the successful monthly poetry slam in Wollongong.