Dymocks ‘Dead Poets Society’ 18 August: tribute to William Blake, featuring Jonathon Scobie

SPOKEN WORD SA proudly brings you another amazing ‘Dead Poets Society’ monthly event!

18th August 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm,at Dymocks, Rundle Mall, Adelaide.

Jonathon Scobie performs both his own material and that of our tribute poet William Blake.

Remember it’s FREE ENTRY.

A selection of William Blake’s works will be for sale.

There is an open mic, where you can read a poem by William Blake and one of your own that reflects his influence on your writing.

Jonathan Scobie is a high school English teacher whose love of literature was fed by the magic of exegetical discovery. He counts 100 Years of Solitude as his ATF novel; Citizen Kane as his ATF film; William Blake as his ATF poet/artist; but can’t decide between Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel or Nick Cave as his ATF pop lyricist.

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William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic works have been said to form “what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language” – Wikipedia

More details on the event page.

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Dymocks ‘Dead Poets Society’ 21 July: tribute to Sarah Kay, featuring Roisin Maeve

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SPOKEN WORD SA proudly brings you another amazing ‘Dead Poets Society’ monthly event at Dymocks Adelaide.

Performace poet and national Australian Poetry Slam finalist Roisin Maeve performing both her own material and that of our tribute performance poet Sarah Kay.

Remember it’s FREE ENTRY.

A selection of Sarah Kay’s works will be for sale.

There is an open mic, where you can read a poem by Sarah Kay and one of your own that reflects her influence on you.

More details on the event page.

SA Poetry Slam 2016: Dates & Venues

Get yourselves up and ready to perform / judge / cheer the 2016 SA Poetry Slam!!

5 SA heats, then the State Final for the top two performers of each heat.

Heat 1   SA Writers Centre, Friday 19th August

Heat 2   Salisbury Institute,  Friday 26th August

Heat 3   State Library of SA,  Friday 2nd September

Heat 4   Woodcroft Library,  Friday 9th September

Heat 5   Jive, Friday 16th September

State Final Goodwood Institute/Theatre, Friday 30th September          

For all the details, click here and keep track of the events calendar.

 

SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by:

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)