SA Poetry Slam Heat 2

Heat 2 at Salisbury went off, with so many fresh voices stepping up. Congratulations to our winner Manuela Akot and runner up Kelly Leigh Cusack who have secured their places in the State Final on 20th September. Thanks to guest poet, Manal Younus, MC, Kami, and photographer, Lucinda Corin.

 

 

Australian Poetry Slam: SA Heat 3

Saturday, 1st September, 2018

Jive
181 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Sign-up from 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. 
A maximum of 20 competitors.

$6 entry

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.

And for something a little different this time around our Heat 3 guest performer is Marc Ryan aka The Beautiful Bogan – Adelaide’s own home grown northern ‘burbs bogan. Since setting foot on stage in 2011, Marc’s comedy career has taken off. During 2014 Marc won both the Adelaide Comedy Lehmo’s Award and the South Australian Raw Comedy competition. This in turn landed Marc in the National Raw Comedy Finals at Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival. As a result of his performance, Marc was given the accolade of having delivered “the night’s best joke” by the Herald Sun. In 2015 Marc won Dave Grant Comedy Award and went on to write and perform two successful Fringe Shows each earning him 4.5 star reviews.

The rules for the slam are simple. 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. 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 see the rules in full.

First and second place in each heat compete again at the SA Final, to be held this year at the Goodwood Institute (166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood). 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.

Click here for the Facebook event.

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

SA Slam Heat 1 goes off!!

A superb start to the 2018 Slam season at the State Library of South Australia with a near capacity crowd and 24 poets registering. Sadly that meant 4 missed out. With Alison Bennett – Performance Poet as guest and inspiration, 20 poets shared their words and gave us their all! Congratulations to Andrew Drake and Sarah Jane Justice who have booked their spots in the State Final. Thanks to our official photographer Lucinda Corin for the happy snaps. 

 

Poetry Slam SA 2018

 

The search is on to find Australia’s best spoken word poet!

Speak, 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.

Following the very successful and inaugural Rumble SA slam program for poets 26 and under, Spoken Word SA is gearing up to kick off the South Australian component of the Australian Poetry Slam season with an official launch and its very first heat at 7pm Friday, 17th August at the State Library of South Australia.

Contestants are given two minutes to perform 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. Click here to read the full rules. Judges are selected at random from the audience.

The heat winners compete again at the SA Final, to be held this year at the Goodwood Institute (166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood). 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.

SA Heat 1 :: Friday 17th August
State Library of SA Institute Building, Cnr North Tce/ Kintore Ave, Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start – $6 Admission

SA Heat 2 :: Saturday 25th August
Salisbury Institute, 17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury
2.30pm sign up for 3:00pm start – $6 Admission

SA Heat 3 :: Saturday 1st September
Jive Nightclub, 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  – $6 Admission

SA Heat 4 ::Friday 7th September
Woodcroft Library, 175 Bains Road, Morphettvale
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start –  $6 Admission

SA Heat 5 ::Thursday 13th September
Kings Head Hotel, 357 King William Street, Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  – $6 Admission

SA State Final ::Thursday 20th September
Goodwood Institute Theatre, 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8:00pm start – $20 Admission.
Book tickets from  https://www.trybooking.com/402694

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.