Welcome to Austin Poetry Slam!


You have found Austin’s premiere showcase of spoken word poetry! We hold a show every Tuesday night at the Spider House Ballroom on 29th Street (see the map).

Our show is $6 on regular slam nights, and occasionally $8 or $10 on special nights, such as Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, IWPS Finals, WOWPS Finals, Slam Bowl or the Nationals Slam Scrimmage.

Also, this happened:

The 2015 Austin Poetry Slam and Austin Neo-Soul Slam teams holding trophies right after group finals.
The 2015 Austin Poetry Slam and Austin Neo-Soul Slam Teams.


Congratulations to the 2015 Austin Poetry Slam Team, and the 2015 Austin Neo-Soul Slam Team, taking home 1st place and 3rd place respectively in the 2015 National Poetry Slam Group Finals!!!!

The 2015 Austin Poetry Slam Team
The APS Team Performing on Finals Stage

Congratulations also to the Austin Slam team (w/ special guest Amir Safi) for winning the 2015 Southern Fried Poetry Slam!

The 2015 (Southern Fried) Austin Poetry Slam Team with our RC cola winnings.
The 2015 (Southern Fried) Austin Poetry Slam Team

Holy crap!  That’s a lot of win!


Anywho, our 2015/2016 season currently has the following dates for these big shows:

Slam Bowl: Tuesday, 6/1/15
Quarter Finals #1: Tuesday, 7/14/15
NPS Slam Scrimmage: Tuesday, 8/4/15
IWPS Finals: Tuesday, 8/25/15
Quarter Finals #2: Tuesday, 10/13/15
WOWPS Finals: Tuesday, 12/8/15
Quarter Finals #3: Tuesday, 1/5/16
Quarter Finals #4: Tuesday, 3/22/16
Semi-Finals: Tuesday, 3/29/16
2016 Slam Finals at the State Theater: Friday, 4/1/16

Our most active social media channel is Facebook.  Find us here: Austin Slam on Facebook.

Otherwise, click around on the menu above for more info about APS and our events, and please come out and join us this Tuesday night around 8pm!  Poet sign-up between 7:30 and 7:50pm.


Legacy Info on the 20 Year Anniversary Show:

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