Youth Week Poetry Slam and Workshop

Youth Week is coming up and Spoken Word SA are collaborating with Adelaide City Library to offer some events. Anyone between the ages of 12-25 is invited to learn, write, and share ideas on the theme of A Brighter Future: Adelaide as a Low Carbon City.

Tuesday 26 April 2022
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Digital Hub
Hands-on workshop with Emelia Haskey (2019 Australian Poetry Slam National Finalist) to explore the craft of slam.
Workshop registration: https://tinyurl.com/2s3pv64d

Friday 13 May 2022
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Studio
Slam competition! The event will feature guest judges, prizes for the winner and runner-up, and a whole lot of inspirational voices.
Poetry Slam registration: https://tinyurl.com/4bhnarpt

Adelaide City Library
3 Rundle Place, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000

Application deadline extended for City Library Poet in Residence

If you haven’t applied yet, you have until 6:00pm Sunday 13th February 2022 to get your proposal in for this fabulous program at the City Library, Rundle Place, Adelaide. The residency will now be in April / May.

The Poet in Residence will be given 16 hours over their allocated month to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. Chosen participants will be paid for their involvement. 

All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form. To get your brains thinking: facilities in the library can include access to internet, access to media lab (thinking audio recording?), projectors (2 projectors in one space!), pin-up and whiteboard walls (for spontaneous scribblings, or something interactive perhaps?).

Selection criteria and sample application form are available here as a PDF or downloadable MS Word file.

Apply via the form below.

Spoken Word SA 2022 Poet in Residence Program at City Library

We’re pleased to announce the Spoken Word SA Poet in Residence Program at the City Library, Rundle Place, will continue in 2022. 

Our first month long residency will take place beginning mid/late March. The Poet in Residence will be given 16 hours over their allocated month to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. Chosen participants will be paid for their involvement. 

All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form. To get your brains thinking: facilities in the library can include access to internet, access to media lab (thinking audio recording?), projectors (2 projectors in one space!), pin-up and whiteboard walls (for spontaneous scribblings, or something interactive perhaps?).

The residency guidelines, selection criteria and sample application form are available here as a PDF or downloadable MS Word file.

Applications are open NOW and close 6:00pm Saturday 5th February 2022.

Apply via the form below.

The Spoken Word SA Poet in Residence Program is made possible through a partnership with the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Libraries.

Summer Slam 2022 Feature: Tracey O’Callaghan

In addition to all the talented competitors for Summer Slam 2022, we’re lucky to welcome Tracey O’Callaghan to the stage as our feature performer!

Tracey O’Callaghan is a passionate, raw, feisty poet. She will take you on a journey, fire you up, and fill you to the brim with powerful words. Tracey made her spoken word debut in the South Australian state heats of the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam. Since then, it has been a crazy ride. She was a state finalist in the competition for 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2021, she took out the top spot to be crowned South Australian state champion. As well as being seen on stages around SA, Tracey has performed internationally in Longford and Dublin, Ireland. Her written work has been featured in several anthology collections, and a book of her own is on its way.If you were on the fence about attending… get off the fence and book your ticket! More information is in the Facebook event page linked below. Make sure to click ‘going’ for more updates!

Click here to see Tracey’s 2021 State Final performance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1021516438400799

Summer Slam 2022

Sunday 6th February 2022
from 7:00pm

Jive
181 Hindley Street, Adelaide

$10.

As a practice run for the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam, the Summer Slam has traditionally consisted of five heats, plus a final. This year, we’re doing it a little differently. This will be a one night only event!

The poets will compete in a random order, and the top five scores will go through to an immediate second round – just like at the National Final.

We have no choice but to limit the number of events this year, so this is your chance to flex those poetry muscles. The stakes are lower, the competition is friendly, and the environment is as supportive as you can get.

REPEAT: Poets have ONE chance at the Summer Slam title this year! This is going to be a ripper to watch. We know how keen you all are to support the arts during this trying time – not to mention supporting Jive, a venue who have always been good to us. So get ready, brush up the poems, put aside some money for a ticket and a few drinks, and hit that booking link!

This is a COVID-safe event. You will need to check in with a QR code and provide proof of double vaccination or a legitimate exemption.

Click here to book at trybooking.