Spoken Word SA (SWSA) exists to connect poets and communities, nurture their development, and provide a platform through which poets can share their work via open readings, workshops, invited performance opportunities, and networking, with the long-term aim of leading SA’s spoken word culture into a strong and sustainable future.

SWSA is caretaker of the SA component of the Australian Poetry Slam and co-ordinates Spoken Word in South Australia. It also supports a Poet-in-Residence program in collaboration with the Adelaide City Library, tributes to influential poets in partnership with Dymocks, Rundle Mall, Adelaide, and runs a variety of workshops for schools and other interested community groups.

Who are we?

The SWSA management team, Kami McInnes, Daniel Watson and Nikki Baumann share a broad skill set in business, project and event management, financial planning, and delivery; public performance; workshop facilitation; and community arts programs.

You can see more of what Kami gets up to here and Daniel, here.

The website is built and maintained by Ian Gibbins (www.iangibbins.com.au).