Slam Poetry workshops

Year 9 and 10

This program is an exciting collaboration between the NSW Department of Education Arts Unit and Word Travels. Participating schools will get to experience a slam poetry performance, student workshops and a full day professional learning session for participating teachers. The program will culminate in an inter-school slam poetry competition.

This program is intended to help students find their voice and explore the exciting and powerful world of slam poetry. It is also intended to empower and guide teachers in developing a school slam poetry program.

2022 Write to Speak slam poetry program

  • Applications open – Monday 14 February 2022 (Term 1 Week 4)
  • Write to Speak Slam Poetry student workshops – Term 2 Week 3 and 4
  • Slam poetry masterclass workshop – Term 2 Week 7
  • Slam poetry final – Term 2 Week 10
student delivering slam poetry

Teacher professional learning session

The professional learning session is set to be held on Friday 18 March 2022 (Term 1 Week 8) working to develop teachers skills in:

  • The principles of teaching students as writers and as performers.
  • Developing a program of study for the teaching of performance poetry.
  • Strategies for engaging students in writing and performing their works.
  • Experience strategies that will be explored in further workshops.
  • Addressing ideas and issues for the school context.

Please note that the 5 hours of professional learning will be teacher identified. 


Catherine Gilholme
Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
Brooke Paulley
Arts Initiatives Support Officer
The Arts Unit
The Arts Initiatives team
The Arts Unit
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