Poetry Olympics to Showcase Local Talent

Some of Western Sydney's exciting talent will be on display when the Bankstown Poetry Slam's "Poetry Olympics", is hosted at the NSW Art Gallery.

Showcasing the best of the best, and for the first time ever staged at the Gallery, The Poetry Olympics features winners from the monthly Bankstown Poetry Slam nights held at the Bankstown Arts Centre which attract hundreds of spectators.

The poetry slam has gained national recognition as the largest regular slam in the country and the Olympics represents yet another opportunity for some of the region's exciting wordsmiths to demonstrate their talent.

The Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) is a not-for-profit community organisation that was founded by UWS students Ahmad Al Rady and Sara Mansour in February of 2013.

Heralding in over 300 people every month, BPS has featured renowned spoken word poets such as Joel McKerrow, Mark Gonzales, Omar Musa and Luka Lesson and offers people of all ages a platform with which to perform their spoken word poetry. 

The BPS Olympics will be staged at the NSW Art Gallery on Wednesday November 25 and the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has donated a prize for one of the winners.

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