Ashlee Spalding: City Library Poet-in-Residence for May and June

Ashlee Spalding and the Power of Words.

Our Poet-in-Residence at Adelaide City Library during May and June.

Exploring the relationship between words and how they effect us, you will be invited to write down and share some of your stories, record some media, and get involved in a few other activities highlighting the positive and negative consequences of the things we say.

Here is Ashlee’s schedule:

Collaborative Workshop Sessions (note changed times for the 19th June session!)

Keep an eye on our Events List and Facebook pages for details.



Sarah Jane Justice is our first Poet-in-Residence at the City Library for 2017

Spoken Word SA and Adelaide City Library are proud to present our first poet in residence for 2017 – Sarah Jane Justice who will be commencing her residency “If These Books Could Talk” on Tuesday 7th March.

A Summer Slam 2017 heat winner, Sarah has been working as a ‘Musical Storyteller’ which involved the creation of two albums and an EP along with performing in her own Fringe Show in 2016. Her residency will reinvigorate library contents and spaces by way of focusing on specific content in books, both digital and the physical, turning them into a spoken word piece. This poetic tour will include 2 workshops for attendees to take part in creating new works which will culminate in a public final presentation.

Here are the dates and times of her sessions. Click on them for more info…

Tuesday 7th  March,  10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Tuesday 14th March, 10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Workshop: Wednesday 15th March,  4pm – 6pm in Studio 1

Tuesday 21st March, 10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Workshop: Thursday 23rd March, 2pm – 4pm in Studio 1

Tuesday 28th March: 10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Final Presentation: Friday 31st March, 6pm – 7pm in Studio 1

Adelaide City Library November Poet in Residence: Petra Szabo, Final session, Wednesday 30th November!!


Ever wanted to explore your creativity? Ever wanted to write a Poem – a Spoken Word Poem even? Ever wanted to collaborate with a professional dancer or musician or play with a camera creatively?

Here’s your chance with a FREE workshop series every week throughout November presented by Petra Szabo in partnership with Spoken Word SA & The Adelaide City Council Library.

Each workshop series is slightly different – either tying poetry with movement, music or digital media – each session should be taken as a creative process and by no means is there any pressure to be a perfect artist.

Click on the sessions to see more info…

Wednesday, 2 November, 3pm – 6pm: Linking Spoken Word Poetry & Music

Tuesday, 8 November, 3pm – 6pm: Linking Spoken Word Poetry & Movement

Friday, 18 November, 2pm – 5pm: Linking Spoken Word Poetry & Digital Media

Wednesday, 30 November, 3pm – 6pm: Final workshop, performance and presentation

Meet Petra on YouTube as she explains her project.

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