Festival Program



Fri 6 Sep, 7pm
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Slam-O-Vision, the spoken word version of Eurovision, invites ten of the UNESCO Cities of Literature to compete for a grand worldwide title. Poets in Bucheon, Edinburgh, Iowa City, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Nottingham, Quebec City, Reykjavík, Seattle, Tartu and Utrecht have been competing in their local event. Tonight, the winner is revealed!

Presented in partnership with Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Nour Abouzeid is a poet, spoken word artist, and creative curator based in Melbourne. He is a regular on the slam scene and in 2018, he qualified for the only team representing Australia at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago.

Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning Australian poet and spoken-word performer. She performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, and is the creative director of OutLoud.

Due to a bewildering series of clerical errors, Tim Evans has spoken words at people in venues all over Melbourne and Victoria, in New York and at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago. He encourages us to recognise the overwhelming angst of human existence then laugh in its face.
Morgaine van Wingerden is a poet, spoken word performer and midwife based in Melbourne. She has performed her poetry across Australia and the United States and was a member of the only Australian team to compete in the 2018 National Poetry Slam in Chicago.

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