Bankstown Poetry Slam celebrates its fifth year of monthly spoken-word poetry events. With no topic too political and no verse too confronting, join us for a night of vibrant poetic storytelling as some of Sydney’s best spoken-word artists spin and spit their rhymes for the highest scores. Get your clicking fingers ready! Hosted by Sara Mansour, and featuring a surprise guest poet, this event is not to be missed. Supported by Bankstown Youth Development Services and Bankstown Arts Centre.

Sara Mansour (Australian)

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Sara Mansour is a recent law graduate who co-founded Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS) in February 2013. BPS has grown to be the largest regular spoken word event in the country, attracting an average of 300 people per month. After growing up in Punchbowl, Sara has been heavily involved in community work and the arts since BPS' inception, performing locally and internationally, facilitating workshops and featuring on numerous panels. In 2016, she programmed and executed 'Real Talk'- a project that delivers free spoken word workshops to students across seven Western Sydney high schools. Her work was recognised at last year's inaugural Out There Summit where she accepted the Pemulwuy Prize 2016 from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on behalf of BPS' contributions to the Western Sydney community.