Emilie Zoey Baker is an award winning Australian Poet, Educator, Slam Poet and spoken-word performer. She has toured
festivals in North America, Europe and Asia. She was the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam Slam!Review in which she competed as the first-ever Australian entrant among contestants from ten countries. She performs regularly at arts and literature festivals,
and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House and TEDx Melbourne.
Her poetry has been published widely in Australia and internationally, and she is the author of 14 Children’s Books as well as a Chapbook She Wore the Sky On Her Shoulders,
her most recent being Dear All The Women Who Ever Existed Over The Entire Span Of Human History.
Emilie teaches slam and performance poetry and is the co-founder and co-ordinator of Out Loud - an extremely popular Teen Slam
Poetry competition for secondary school students. Whitsunday Voices was lucky enough to have Emilie host this competition for the first time at our
Festival in 2018, and it was such a success that the Slam Poetry Competition has become a regular feature of the Fetsival! Whitsunday Voices is inviting
all secondary schools attending to participate for more amazing prizes and GLORY! To help students develop their slam poetry performances, Emilie will
be hosting a workshop prior to the Whitsunday Voices Festival. Don’t miss out on this one!
Sessions – Slam Poetry Competition. Grades 9-12.