Summer Slam 2018 Winners!!

 

 

A great Summer Slam season – familiar faces, veterans of the spoken word game and some fresh new talent stepping up at all of the heats provided us with some stunning new work and new faces that you will definitely be hearing more from.  The final at Jive saw us entertained by Eugene Phoa‘s songs and Andrew Drake‘s words before our ten finalists hit the stage and provided the audience with plenty to think about and enjoy.

Congratulations to everyone who shared their work this summer but of course there can only be one winner (and a second and third!)

Well done to Jason Marsiglia for taking the Summer Slam 2018 Crown and to Caroline Reid in second and Wanling Liu in third.

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Summer Slam 2018: Final!

Saturday, 3rd February, 2018. 

Jive, 181 Hindley St, Adelaide.

Doors open 7:00pm, $10 entry.

The 2018 Summer Slam FINAL is here. After three heats we are left with ten finalists ready to battle it out for slam gold at the have-a-go, all about the fun ‘off-season’ Spoken Word SA poetry slam. And with a professional wrestling inspired name what else would you expect?

With a guest spot from ANDREW DRAKE; the 2017 S.A. state winner of the Australian Poetry Slam which saw him go on to perform at the nationals in the Sydney Opera House. Andrew has also been a state finalist on three previous occasions and has recently been published by Ginninderra Press.
www.facebook.com/andrewdrakepoet/

The night will open with some tunes from EUGENE PHOA; a singer-songwriter from Adelaide, Australia. Disillusioned with a career in advertising, he left to embark on a year-long journey of self-discovery that brought him through India and Thailand and back to music. Raw, punchy and powerful, his original music fuses soul-igniting anthems and heartfelt ballads with soaring vocals and lyrical shots of truth.
www.instagram.com/eugenephoa

The exact same rules apply as in the national finals. This means nothing to be performed that was used in the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam or before. But it is a great chance to craft some material for next years competition. www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules/

Check out the poster for details, or click here or here for the Facebook event.

 

Summer Slam 2018 Heat 2

Southwark Hotel

77 Port Road, Thebarton, South Australia 5031
Saturday 20th January

$6 entry
7.30pm sign up for 8.00 start

It’s back. The have-a-go, all about the fun ‘off-season’ Spoken Word SA poetry slam. And with a professional wrestling inspired name what else would you expect? It’s all about newbies and the oldies with new material. Heat 2 is at a great, country town style, family run pub a free tram trip out of the city.

Three heats and a final. Each heat will see three people go through to the final and to round out the ten finalists there will be a ‘Spoken Word SA wildcard’ who also gets through.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

The exact same rules as the national finals. This means nothing to be performed that was used in the 2017 Australian Poetry Slam or before. But it is a great chance to craft some material for next years competition. www.australianpoetryslam.com/rules/

Click here for maps and info.

Facebook event here.

The event pic is thanks to our friends at ACWAdelaide Championship Wrestling.