Adelaide City Library Poet-in-Residence: Deb Stewart – coronavirus update…

Due to the coronavirus situation, the final event of this residency scheduled for 20th March has had to be cancelled.

In partnership with the Adelaide City Library, SWSA is pleased to announce that our first Poet-in-Residence for 2020 is Deb Stewart with her project Mapping the Human City.

Join Deb to explore your connections to the City of Adelaide through poetry.  Capture your memories and reflections, with an emphasis on human interaction with city buildings, spaces and landmarks. Together we will create collaborative and individual poems that map the ‘human city’ and discover what Adelaide means to us. 

Deb will be running three workshops in the Library followed by a performance of work developed during the project.

Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall 
Adelaide SA 5000

Workshop 1 – For the Love of Adelaide 
Friday 14 February 5:30 pm

In this workshop you’ll engage in some writing exercises and reflections. Write a love letter to a city street, space or landmark and work on personification as you create and develop your poetry.

Workshop 2 – Collaboration and the Editing Process
Saturday 22 February 2:30 pm

In this workshop you’ll engage in writing exercises and collaboration. Write together with workshop attendees to develop a magical poetry piece, and work on editing your work.

Workshop 3 – Leap into Media and Music
Saturday 29 February 1:30 pm

In this workshop you’ll work from photos and news clippings as prompts for creative writing, and learn more about Creative Commons music resources to pair with your spoken word pieces.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION
Performance – Poetry in the Library
Friday 20 March 6:30 pm 

Hear words and stories captured during recent poetry workshops ‘Adelaide – mapping the human city’ performed by Deb and the community. Come along and explore connections made with the buildings, spaces, and landmarks of the city of Adelaide.

Places are limited so books are required for all workshops. Reserve your place now.
library@cityofadelaide.com.au

Summer Slam 2020 won by Kathy Parker!

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Congratulations to Kathy Parker for taking out the 2020 Summer Slam, with Matthew Neild and Rubina in second and third places! 

Well done to all the poets who dared to step up over the summer and share their words. 

Thank you to the venues for their support – State Library of South Australia, Broadcast Bar, Southwark Hotel, Libertine by Louis, and Jive

A big thank you to Wakefield Press for their continued support and prizes, to ACW wrestling for the great images, to the punters who came along to hear the poets and eat the chocolates.

Thank you to Eve Harris for the music.

And thanks to all our volunteers: Mel, Matt, Ian, Kerryn and Michael.

Summer Slam 2020 Final at Jive

After four heats we are ready for our Summer Slam 2020 final.  And this year we have three wildcards! Two rounds of poetry to find our Summer Slam 2020 winner plus up and comer Eve Harris to provide the musical entertainment.  All this for just $10!

Jive
181 Hindley Street West, Adelaide

Saturday, 8th February, 2020.
Doors open 6:30pm.  

Heat 1 – Don Brice (W) Terry Anne Jones (R/U)
Heat 2 – Kathy Parker (W) Tracey O’Callaghan (R/U)
Heat 3 – Thomas Pellen (W) Sarah Pearce (R/U)
Heat 4 – Bruce Greenhalgh (W) Avalanche (R/U)
Wildcards – Tom Cassidy, Rubina, Matthew Neild

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Summer Slam 20 details

Heat 1 Saturday 4th January, 6:30pm sign-in
State Library of SA, Institute Building, North Terrace, Adelaide

Heat 2 Sunday 12th January, 6:30pm sign-in
Broadcast Bar, 66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Heat 3 Saturday 18th January, 6:30pm sign-in
Southwark Hotel, 77 Port Road, Adelaide

Heat 4 Saturday 1st February, 6:30pm sign-in
The Libertine By Louis, 137 Magill Road, Stepney

FINAL Saturday 8th February, 7:00pm
Jive Nightclub, 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Click here to download and read the rules.