SA Slam Winners are off to Sydney!

2018 SA Slam finalists
2018 runner-up, Caroline Reid, and winner, Sarah Jane Justice

Well done to the class of 2018 and to our winner Sarah Jane Justice and runner up Caroline Reid who will be representing SA in Sydney at the Australian Poetry Slam Final!

The Final was a fabulous event, with outstanding performances in front of a full house.

Thanks to Noa Gfrerer for photography!

SA Slam heat 5 rips!

Heat 5 at King’s Head was a great night! Full house and twenty poets sharing their words. Congratulations to winner Emelia Haskey and runner up Tracy McNally who now join the others at the Goodwood Institute next Thursday 20th September for the STATE FINAL! It promises to be a beauty. Thanks once again to Lucinda Corin for her stirling shutter work and Matilda Bookshop for their sponsorship.

 

SA Poetry Slam finalists!

The Heats are done, the judges have judged, so it’s congratulations to our 10 State Finalists: Andrew Drake and Sarah-Jane Justice (heat 1); Manuela Akot and Kelly Lee Cusack (heat 2); Caroline Reid and Emma Tan (heat 3); Charlie Kamp and Tracey O’Callaghan (heat 4); and Emelia Haskey and Tracy McNally (heat 5).

The SA Poetry Slam State Final:

Thursday 20th September 2018

Goodwood Institute Theatre
166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood.

Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start.

$20 admission. Book your tickets for the State Final at www.trybooking.com/402694.

SA Poetry Slam Heat 4

Another great heat at Woodcroft Library. Congratulations to our winner Charlie Kamp and runner up Tracy O’Callaghan! Off to the State final on September 20th at Goodwood Institute. Only one heat to go!! Kings Head Thursday 13th September, don’t be late! Thank you to Lucinda Corin as always for being our official photographer and to Matilda Bookshop for their continued support of Lucinda’s work.

Australian Poetry Slam: SA Heat 5 (your last chance!)

Thursday, 13th September, 2018

Kings Head Hotel
357 King William Street, Adelaide.

Sign in at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start

$6

The search is on to find Australia’s best spoken word poet! Speak, sing, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the South Australian heats of the Australian Poetry Slam, an electric live event where the audience is the judge.

Contestants are given two minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem on stage at one of five heats scheduled to take place at different locations around metropolitan Adelaide during the August – September period.

The rules are simple. There are no props, no costumes, and no music allowed; just the poet and their words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. Click here to read the full rules.

First and second place in each heat compete again at the SA Final, to be held this year at the Goodwood Institute. Always a popular event on the Spoken Word SA calendar, it has sold out in advance three years running. The SA Final winner and runner up are then flown to Sydney to slug it out for over $10,000 in prizes and the coveted title of Australian Slam Poet 2018 at the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase and Final hosted at the Sydney Opera House.

Guest performer for Heat 5

And a great guest performer with a difference: Daydream Fever
“Daydream Fever is essentially a one man band, an evolution in sound, effortlessly blending a wide range of genres from hip hop to punk to electronica. A DDF live set takes the crowd on a rollercoaster ride, with double time raps, vocal loops, belted soulful vocals and impromptu freestyle jams.”

SA State Final 
Thursday 20th September
Goodwood Institute Theatre 
166a Goodwood Road Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start 
$20 Admission
https://www.trybooking.com/402694

Australian Poetry Slam: SA Heat 4

Friday 7th September 2018
Woodcroft Community Centre Library
175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale, SA 5162

Sign in at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start

$6

The search is on to find Australia’s best spoken word poet! Speak, sing, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the South Australian heats of the Australian Poetry Slam, an electric live event where the audience is the judge.

Contestants are given two minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem on stage at one of five heats scheduled to take place at different locations around metropolitan Adelaide during the August – September period.

The rules are simple. There are no props, no costumes, and no music allowed; just the poet and their words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. Click here to read the full rules.

First and second place in each heat compete again at the SA Final, to be held this year at the Goodwood Institute. Always a popular event on the Spoken Word SA calendar, it has sold out in advance three years running. The SA Final winner and runner up are then flown to Sydney to slug it out for over $10,000 in prizes and the coveted title of Australian Slam Poet 2018 at the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase and Final hosted at the Sydney Opera House.

Guest performer for Heat 4

Jason ‘The Half Artist’
“Writer. Poet. Artist. Possible Musician.”
The Half Artist’s eventual manifestation came after many names and many years of obsessively writing and recording half finished songs and projects. As his writing became more intricate and experimental, and less to the formula of songwriting, he soon found a new intriguing unknown where he could further grow, Poetry Slamming. This soon lead to the Australian Poetry Slam state finals, numerous other slam wins and frequent invitations to perform at spoken word events. He is now a well respected writer and poet in a world where they probably don’t even know he makes music.

SA State Final
Thursday 20th September
Goodwood Institute Theatre
166a Goodwood Road Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start
$20 Admission
https://www.trybooking.com/402694