November City Library Poet-in-Residence: apply now!

The SWSA Poet in Residence Program has one more residency left for 2017 in November.  Poets will be given 12 hours over their allocated month to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. Chosen participants will be paid for their involvement.

All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form. To get your brains thinking: facilities in the library can include access to internet, access to media lab (thinking audio recording?), projectors (2 projectors in one space!), pin-up and whiteboard walls (for spontaneous scribblings, or something interactive perhaps?).

Applications are open NOW.

Contact Spoken Word SA for an application form by emailing info@spokenwordsa.com.au

or click here for an on-line form, more info and examples of previous residencies.

The Spoken Word SA Poet in Residence Program is made possible through a partnership with Adelaide City Council City Library.

Dymocks Dead Poets Society: John Keats presented by David Mortimer

 

 

Thursday October 19th.

6:00 – 8:30pm

Dymocks, Rundle Mall.

The poetry slam is done so time to get back to the Dead Poets Society, specifically the English Romantic poet John Keats.

This month our tribute will be presented by Adelaide based poet, David Mortimer.

Free entry, book raffle, and a limited open mic where you can perform one poem from John Keats and one of your own influenced by the artist.

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only four years before his death at age 25 in the year 1821. (Wikipedia).

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SA Poetry Slam 2017 winners!

Well that’s it for the 2017 SA Poetry Slam! Congrats to winner Andrew Drake and runner-up Chiara Gabrielli. They are both off to Sydney Opera House to compete in the National Poetry Slam. Congratulations to all the other finalists –  Kachol Banok, Alison Bennett, Melody Chen, Nigel Ford, Mika Friebel, Sarah Pearce, Nina Phillips and Caroline Reid  – as well as big cheers to everyone who competed in the heats, the fantastic audiences who came along and cheered, the sponsors, volunteers and supporters who keep the whole thing going. Kami was MC for the night as well as sacrificial poet, and  Ian Gibbins did the guest poet spot.

Special thanks to  Luxi Photography and Filmography and Noa Gfrerer Photography for the photos and Matilda Bookshop at Stirling for sponsoring their camera work.

SA Poetry Slam 2017 Final

Now we have the full list of competitors for the 2017 SA Poetry Slam Final.

Friday 22nd September, 7:30 – 10:00pm.

Goodwood Institute Theatre

166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.

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$20 plus booking fee, but get in fast, tickets sell out quickly!!

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It’s a great line up featuring Kachol Banok, Alison Bennett, Melody Chen, Andrew Drake, Nigel Ford, Mika Friebel, Chiara Gabrielli, Sarah Pearce, Nina Phillips and Caroline Reid.

The heat finalists go head to head for $600 in cash prizes and the two spots in the national final of the Australian Poetry Slam held at the Sydney Opera House (the prizes include airfares and accommodation.)

The guest poet this year is Ian Gibbins who will be backing his words with his own electronic music. See what he does at www.iangibbins.com.au.

SA Slam 2017 Heat 5 at Jive

Heat 5 of the SA Slam was a fitting way to finish the heats: hot poets, great crowd, fantastic venue. Congrats to winner,  Nina Phillips and runner-up, Caroline Reid, both of whom will be in the State Final. Book your tickets soon: they sell out fast!!   Thanks also to guests Juno and sacrificial poet, Nikki Baumann.

Special thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for the photos and Matilda Bookshop at Stirling for sponsoring Lucy’s camera work.

 

SA Slam Heat 4 at Woodcroft Library

Heat 4 of the SA Slam kept up the amazing standard of this year’s competition. Congrats to winner,  Chiara Gabrielli and runner-up, Nigel Ford, both of whom will be in the State Final. Book your tickets soon: they sell out fast!!   Thanks also to guests Street Owls and sacrificial poet, Nico.

Special thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for the photos and Matilda Bookshop at Stirling for sponsoring Lucy’s camera work.