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June Bankstown Poetry Slam ft Maddie Godfrey and Andrew Cox

  • Bankstown Arts Centre 5 Olympic Parade Bankstown, NSW, 2200 Australia (map)


BPS is back for another month of slamming, finger clicking, watermelon flowing poetry fun! Please book your free ticket via this link regardless of whether you are coming to perform or just spectate:

This month we are so excited to be featuring seasoned BPS wordsmith Andrew Cox and Maddie Godfrey - both of whom are so talented for their offensively young ages. Their bios and rules for the slammers are below.

Bio of Maddie Godfrey:

Maddie Godfrey is an Australian-bred performance poet, writer, theatre maker and spoken word educator. At age 21 she has been internationally published and has performed at prestigious venues such as The Sydney Opera House (Aus), The Royal Albert Hall (UK), The Bowery Poetry Club (New York) and Glastonbury Festival. In July 2017 she completed a residency at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Her first full length publication will be released with Burning Eye Books THIS MONTH!

Bio of Andrew Cox:

Hailing from the Central Coast, Andrew Cox is a storyteller at heart and poetic in expression. He uses counter-cultural thoughts to challenge mindsets and worldviews. With an aim to leave audiences thinking, he is a modern paradox - contrasting with social norms by being a voice of hope amidst a negatively outspoken world. From poetic wordplay to simple imagery, Andrew communicates with an understanding of the power behind words, and the impact that fresh perspectives can bring to the world around us. 

For the awesome slammers who wish to sign up, please read the rules:

  • 3 minutes to perform your piece
  • No props or music
  • Poetry must be your original work
  • 5 Randomly selected members of the crowd will judge the performances.
  • No age restrictions
  • Semi- awesome prizes!...
  • Top scoring poets will have a spot in this year's Grand Slam.

Don't forget, Flip the Script, Western Sydney's first and only regular youth open mic is on the day before so if you want to try out new material, come through!

Poetry aficionado's, appreciators of Hip-Hop and literature that beats with a thunderous heart - you absolutely do not want to miss this!

and its FREE for all but please bring a gold coin donation and support us because we're poor :)

If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask away or email

Earlier Event: June 25
Flip The Script - new date and time!
Later Event: July 30
Flip The Script - Open Mic