Bankstown Poetry Slam

Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) is a community collective from western Sydney that has gained national recognition as hosting the largest monthly poetry slam in the country. Last year, BPS hosted its second annual ‘Grand Slam’ which featured the highest scoring poets from the year in a fierce battle of words on everything from politics, love and family to religion and identity. Alice Tame, Layla Mkhayber and Mark Sims (also known as team “UnTAMEABLE”) won the acclaimed title and have since become established wordsmiths in their own right. www.bankstownpoetryslam.com

Bankstown Poetry Slam Showcase Sun 27 Aug 4-430pm JWC Screening Room, free