2017 SA Slam Heat 2 at Salisbury

Another fantastic SA Slam heat!! Congrats to winner, Melody Chen, and runner-up  Kachol Banok. Special thanks to guest poet,  Abe Nouk and sacrificial poet, Matcho Intrumz Cassidy.

Special thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for the photos and Matilda Bookshop at Stirling for sponsoring Lucy’s camera work.

2017 SA Slam Heat 1 at the King’s Head

Congrats to SA Slam Heat 1 winner, Sarah Pearce, runner-up, Andrew Drake and big cheers to sacrifice, Nikki Baumann, guest Sam Habitz Frost, all the contestants, and the fabulous audience at the King’s Head Hotel.

Special thanks to Luxi Photography and Filmography for the photos and Matilda Bookshop at Stirling for sponsoring Lucy’s camera work.

Australian Poetry Slam: SA Heat 3 featuring Nico

Poetry slams are electric live events where the audience is the judge. Poets have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem for a chance at state and national glory.

Friday 1st September

State Library of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide.

6.30pm sign-up for contestants (20 only). It will kick-off at 7:00pm.

$6 entry.

Please read the rules: http://www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules/


Our guest performer for the night is Nico, a young Asian-Australian spoken word artist whose works often reflect on provocative social issues such as racism, sexism and political discourse. Winner of the 2016 Goolwa Poetry Cup, she has performed as a feature artist with Paroxysm Press, Spoken Word SA and SPIN. In August 2017 Nico, as Poet In Residence at Adelaide City Library, commenced a series of highly successful workshops. These workshops encouraged emerging writers and members of the public to think about poetry as an artform they could themselves engage in.

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Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 2: August 26th, Salisbury Institute

Poetry slams are electric live events where the audience is the judge. Poets have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem for a chance at state and national glory.

Heat 2 is coming your way Saturday 26th of August

at the Salisbury Institute.

17-19 Wiltshire St, Salisbury, SA 5108.

It’s a 2.30 sign-up for contestants (20 only) – please read the rules. It will then kick-off at 3.00.

This is the only non-Friday heat and the only day-time heat so it could be very handy timing for many of you.

$6 entry.

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Our guest performer is Melbourne based spoken word artist extrodinaire and national Australian Poetry Slam finalist Abe Nouk. Abe is a spoken-word poet, hip hop fanatic, MC and author. Ten years ago Abe was illiterate when he and his family arrived in Australia as refugees from Sudan. Since 2011, realising his illiteracy, he began reading and writing to improve his lyrical content for hip hop music. Abe went on to come third in the Australian National Poetry Slam and has published two poetry collections, Humble and Dear Child. “Our scream for justice as kids in want of ice-cream was not heard, but the sound of love is at the tip of your pen provide the world with it.” See him in action here: http://www.wordtravels.info/abe-nouk/

See the full rules for the national slam at: http://www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules/

And keep up to date at: http://spokenwordsa.com.au/events/category/sa-slam/

And don’t forget that the state final will sell out. Tickets are available now at: trybooking.com/297682

Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 1: August 18th, King’s Head Hotel

Poetry slams are electric live events where the audience is the judge. Poets have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem for a chance at state and national glory.

Heat 1 is coming your way!

Friday 18th August

Kings Head Hotel

357 King William St, Adelaide.

Our guest performer for the night is mic veteran and former finalist Sam ‘Habitz’ Frost.

It’s a 6.30 sign-up for contestants (20 only) – please read the rules. It will then kick-off at 7.00.

$6 entry.

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See the full rules at: http://www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules/