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Gran Slam Live | Everybody Now

Part of FIRESIDE and Bleach* Festival 2021

Listen Up! A wild bunch of free-wheeling wordsmiths of wisdom are hitting the stage for a night of slam poetry with a difference.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Jenny Wynter, Gran Slam Live stars a razor-sharp collective of poets between 65 and 99 years young, who will battle it out to take home a cash and publishing prize.

Special guests include, Matt Hsu, a Taiwanese-Australian composer and musician who will create a one-man ‘Obscure Orchestra’ with instruments and sounds from around the world, providing a one-of-kind soundtrack to cheer on our one-of-a kind poets.

Gran Slam Live promises to be an entertaining night out of musical delights, poetic storytelling, intimate reflections and hilarious insights into life, ageing, freedom, riding skateboards, setting sail into a misty sea of metaphors.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, as part of FIRESIDE and Bleach* Festival

Eats & Drinks

Enjoy great art, a glass or two of wine and a bite to eat while incredible Australian performers take centre stage.

Delight your senses and make a night of it – book in and enjoy dinner at Palette Restaurant or treat yourself to cocktails and flirt with rooftop views at The Exhibitionist Bar, open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Find out more

Keeping You Safe

To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan and are using the new Check In Queensland app. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at


Gran Slam is a project by Everybody NOW! supported by founding partner Feros Care. Gran Slam Live has been supported by Red Room Poetry as part of Australian Poetry Month, an initiative of Red Room Poetry.

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