Sarah Jean: August Poet-in-Residence @ Adelaide City Library: Final Session, Saturday 27th, 2-4pm

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In collaboration with Spoken Word SA and Adelaide City Library, Sarah Jean presents The Words I Wish They’d Heard – a magic mixing pot of stories and secrets she thinks the world needs to hear.

Do you have a letter you wished you’d written? A text you should have sent? A sing you dreamed of singing? A message you wish you could have heard? A story you want to tell? Here’s your chance …

Come join in, tell your story, whisper the words or shout them loud (metaphorically… it is a library after all!) and tell the world (well, Adelaide at least) what you need it to hear. We cannot wait to hear your stories!

The Words I Wish They’d Heard will engage you in a process of writing letters. The culmination of these workshops will be a ‘spoken word’ style show similar to the Women Of Letters movement. If you’d like to be involved in the final performance, please contact Sarah Jean at the Library or via email.

Sarah Jean’s final performance is this Saturday, 27th August, 2 – 4 pm. Click here for more details of the event.

Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall (Enter via Francis St – off Rundle Mall or via Da Costa Arcade)

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SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 3, 2nd September @ State Library of SA

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Heat 3 of the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam is coming your way!

Friday, 2nd September

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia

corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue

Registrations open at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:00pm.
20 competitors per heat – first 15 are guaranteed, if over 20 register those last five spots are decided by random draw.

$5 Entry / Door. $150 in prizes and two spots in the SA Slam Final up for grabs. 

Our feature performer is Khail Jureidini: poet, wordsmith, enigma, a true veteran of the Australian poetic landscape.

More details here.

Read the Slam rules here.

Pic courtesy of Martin Christmas.

 

Heat 1, SA Poetry Slam, 19th August @ SA Writers’ Centre: Winners!

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Congrats to the winners of Heat 1, Jason Marsiglia and Chiara Gabrielli, who are off to the State Final! Sell-out capacity crowd, new faces among the competitors, huge range of styles, great words, great performances!!

Thanks to Matilda Bookshop for sponsorship and Luxi Photography for the pix.

Get your next chance to compete or come along and cheer at Heat 2 at Salisbury, 26th August.

If you haven’t been to a slam before, here’s a summary of how it works:

  • Sign-in on the night.
  • Sign-in opens at 6:30pm for a 7:00 start.
  • There is a maximum of 20 entrants per heat. The first 15 are guaranteed; if over 20 register, those last 5 spots are decided by random draw.
  • Contestants read in a randomly selected order.
  • There is an absolute time limit of 2 minutes.
  • Contestants are scored by 5 judges selected at random from the audience.
  • No props, musical accompaniments, or costumes are allowed.
  • The two highest scored contestants proceed to the State Final, held on Friday, 30th September, 2016.

Click here to read all the rules.

More info at the event page.

For all the info across the nation head to www.australianpoetryslam.com.

SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by: