Thursday, 13th September, 2018
Kings Head Hotel
357 King William Street, Adelaide.
Sign in at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
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