Welcome to Austin Poetry Slam!
You have found Austin’s premiere showcase of slam poetry! We hold a competitive spoken word poetry show every Tuesday night at the Spider House Ballroom on 29th Street!
Location: Spider House Ballroom,
Time: Doors/Sign-up at 7:15pm, Draw at 8pm, Slam Starts at 8:15pm
Price: $6 on Tuesday nights for regular slams, 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.
Slamming: Poets wanting to slam on Tuesdays must sign up at the door before 8pm. All audience members and competing poets pay the same $6 cover.
Our most active social media channel is Facebook. Find us here: Austin Slam on Facebook.
2016 Nationals Update!
Congratulations to our 2016 APS team for advancing to Semi-Finals at NPS this year, and to our sister slam, Austin Neo-Soul, taking 4th place overall at the 2016 National Poetry Slam!
APS 2016: Mal, Soups, SC Says, Chucky Black, Jomar Valentin, and Doc (Coach).
2016 Austin Neo-Soul: Professor J, B-Fran, Teresa Johnson, Christopher Michael, Glori B, and John Crow.