The WAM Slam was of course a NSW heat of the Australian Poetry Slam. More of a celebration than a competition, but a competition nonetheless. Congratulations go to our local slam champions, Luna Cardenas and runner up Barry Pitman. They are off to Sydney for the NSW heat finals. Congrats also to Lisa Ride who again joined the winners line up two years running.

Image: The fabulous Zohab Khan, slam host extraordinaire, congratulates Luna, Barry and Lisa.

Why not head to the slam finals at the State Library of NSW in Sydney to be entertained by talented poets from across the State as you cheer for Luna and Barry! You'll also be treated to more dazzling slam poetry by Arielle Cottingham, feature poet at the recent WAM Slam.

We know our region has talent. In 2016, the WAM Slam runner up, Wil Johnston from Corowa went to Sydney for the State final and straight onto the National Final at the Opera House! Check out his Opera House performance here.