Sarah Jean: August Poet-in-Residence @ Adelaide City Library: Final Session, Saturday 27th, 2-4pm

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In collaboration with Spoken Word SA and Adelaide City Library, Sarah Jean presents The Words I Wish They’d Heard – a magic mixing pot of stories and secrets she thinks the world needs to hear.

Do you have a letter you wished you’d written? A text you should have sent? A sing you dreamed of singing? A message you wish you could have heard? A story you want to tell? Here’s your chance …

Come join in, tell your story, whisper the words or shout them loud (metaphorically… it is a library after all!) and tell the world (well, Adelaide at least) what you need it to hear. We cannot wait to hear your stories!

The Words I Wish They’d Heard will engage you in a process of writing letters. The culmination of these workshops will be a ‘spoken word’ style show similar to the Women Of Letters movement. If you’d like to be involved in the final performance, please contact Sarah Jean at the Library or via email.

Sarah Jean’s final performance is this Saturday, 27th August, 2 – 4 pm. Click here for more details of the event.

Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall (Enter via Francis St – off Rundle Mall or via Da Costa Arcade)

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Mind the Garden – Alysha Hermann, June Poet-in-Residence, Adelaide City Library

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Alysha Herrmann , our June Poet-in-Reidence at Adelaide City Library, is a proud parent, regional artist and advocate working across disciplines in the arts, education, community development, social justice and social enterprise. She is a writer, theatre-maker, cultural organiser and the current Creative Producer of Carclew’s ExpressWay Arts. Alysha tweets tiny poems as @lylyee.

See her at work in the Library Sunday 19th June, 12 – 2 pm, and then come long to her final presentation and reading, Wednesday 29th June, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Adelaide City Library

Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall (Enter via Francis St – off Rundle Mall or via Da Costa Arcade)

Poet-in-Residence

The SWSA Poet-in-Residence program has been running since 2014, offering poets a chance to explore their work in the settings of the Adelaide City Council City Library, using their facilities including digital archives, media lab, audio and visual facilities and more. From exploring the history of Polish immigrants in the city to lost-and-found objects and Ekphrasis (look it up, we did!), this residency gives poets a chance to step out of their comfort zone, engage the public and, most importantly, create new work.

Month long residencies take place in March, May, August and November. The Poet-in-Residence 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 up to a total of $600.

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?).

Previous Poets-in-Residence include: Ian GibbinsManal Younus, Matt Smith, Mark Niehus, Sarah StrachanBruce Greenhalgh, Rob Walker, Tracey Korsten, Alysha Hermann, Sarah Jean.

The first Poet-in-Residence for 2017 was Sarah Jane Justice followed by Ashlee Karlar and Nico.

Applications are now closed for 2017.

More detailed information, including residency guidelines and selection criteria, is available here as a PDF or downloadable MS Word file.

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

 

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