Think your poetry packs a punch? The Australian Poetry Slam is just around the corner, hitting Sydney as part of the Word Travels Festival.

Running from October 11-13 in The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Theatre, the three-day fiesta will serve as a literary haven, with spoken word, poetry, stories, lyrics, monologues and slam all on the menu. Special guest, US performance artist Ursula Rucker, will take to the stage with our finest local wordsmiths before bookending the festival with a poetic keynote address at the Opera House Drama Theatre. Festival highlights include An Evening With Ursula at Sydney Theatre Company on Friday October 11, Poetry And Story Bordello on Saturday October 12 and the Australian Poetry Slam National Final on Sunday October 13.

Head toWord Travelsfor the full program.

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