2017 SA Slam Heat 3 at the State Library

Another great night of high quality performances, a capacity crowd, and a stunning set by guest poet, Nico! Congrats to winner, Alison Bennett, and runner-up, Mika Friebel, who are off to the State Final. Book your tickets soon: they sell out fast!!

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

Brainstorming with Nico

Adelaide City Library

Francis Street, off Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Saturday, 2nd September

2:00 – 3:00 pm

FREE!

By running a series of open discussions (‘Brainstorms’) and workshops, our Adelaide City Library August Poet In Residence Nico hoped to encourage the public to trust that anyone can be a poet – all you need is something to say, and a playful way to say it!

Her Brainstorming sessions tackled the following ideas:

  • What is poetry, and who writes it? When do words become poetry? Where do we find inspiration?
  • What makes your message important? What makes some poems ‘more powerful’ than others? Is it the influence of society upon art forms, or the art’s commentary on societal influences that makes it profound?
  • So what about sound, rhyme, and rhythm in writing? Is there percussion in poetry?
  • Where do different art forms overlap? What does “that was pure poetry” mean when used in reference to something other than poetry (art, music, scenery, people)?
  • When does written word, read aloud, become redefined as ‘spoken word’? What’s in the power of performance.

Now it is time for the final presentation and performance. An opportunity to see and share what came out of the brainstorm sessions!

New works, new words, new ideas.

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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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