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Gran Slam Workshop - Introduction to Slam Poetry with Angela Peita

To celebrate Queensland Seniors Month, Everybody NOW! are inviting curious minds over the age of sixty-five, to dip their toes into the world of Slam Poetry.

This two-hour, fast-fire workshop is an opportunity for wordsmiths of wisdom to plump up their performance skills and step up to the microphone with confidence.

Facilitated by all-round legend of Australian spoken word Angela Peita, participants will be provided with top tips and industry secrets for ways to deliver your poetry with performance prowess, in your unique voice.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the Gran Slam LIVE performance event at HOTA, Home of the Arts on October 31st and will go in the draw to be a surprise entrant to the slam competition.

Bring a short piece (approx 2mins in length) that you would like to explore further. 

Gran Slam is a project by Everybody NOW! originally supported by founding partner Feros Care.

Wednesday 27th October
Location: HOTA Home of the Arts

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: FREE

Event Info
Registrations via the link below. More Info to:
Duration 2 hours



Angela Peita


Angela Peita is a spoken word artist, youth worker, workshop facilitator and live art producer. She is co-founder and co-director of Ruckus Slam, the hugely popular Brisbane slam and arts company. Angela has performed around Australia and overseas, and has appeared at such festivals as Woodford Folk Festival, Island Vibe festival, & Jungle Love.


She has been published online through Pressure Gauge Press and Bareknuckle Books, Featured in the Solid Air collection, has been a QLD poetry slam finalist, has won Belingen Writers Festival slams people’s choice award, been a semi finalist at Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and was a nominee for the Paul Sherman Community Poetry award. She has performed across many towns, schools and festivals, and is an energetic and innovative teacher. Angela is passionate about creating spaces for artistic expression and enacting social change through the arts.