Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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2014 Australian Poetry Slam: Victorian state final

Friday 12 September 2014, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Courtyard
Main entry, Swanston St

Following the rounds of hotly contested heats across the state, our finest spoken-word performers come together at the State Library to battle it out for the title of Victoria’s best slam poet.

Performances are judged by a panel randomly selected from the audience. The competition will be fierce, as winners compete for a coveted place in the national final and the chance to win trips to international writing festivals.

Hosted by comedian and DJ Andrew McClelland, with a special guest performance by World Poetry Slam winner Buddy Wakefield, the evening promises to be high-energy fun.

Check out the full program of heats on the poetry slam website.

Victorian heats

Bass Coast Principal Library
Watt Street, Wonthaggi
(03) 5672 1875
Thursday 28 August, 7pm

Ballarat Library
178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
(03) 5338 6850
Friday 29 August, 7pm

Toorak/South Yarra Library
340 Toorak Road, South Yarra
(03) 8290 8000
Audience bookings: http:/
Tuesday 2 September, 6.30pm

Hoppers Crossing Plaza Library
Corner Heaths and Derrimut Roads, Hoppers Crossing
(please allow extra time for parking as the Plaza is undergoing renovations)
(03) 9748 9333
Wednesday 3 September, 7pm

Nunawading Library
379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
(03) 9872 8600
Thursday 4 September, 6.30pm

Brunswick Library
Cnr Sydney Road and Dawson Street, Brunswick
(03) 9353 4003
Friday 5 September, 7pm