Bankstown Poetry Slam is Australia’s largest regular poetry event. The competition is real and fierce, and now you can hear a showcase of raw performances from the Slam’s highest scoring poets. Listen to the fresh perspectives of these young, poetic storytellers and join us for an exciting battle of words and a vibrant hour of poetry hosted by Sara Mansour.
Sara Mansour (Australian)
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.