2019 SA Poetry Slam Final line-up!

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2019 SA Poetry Slam State Final
Friday 27 September
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Goodwood Institute Theatre 
166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
$20 Book at Trybooking.com/525187

After 5 massive full-house heats, we now have our 10 competitors for the 2019 SA Poetry Slam State Final. Congratulations to:

Heat 1 winner Caroline Reid  &  runner up Tracey O’Callaghan
Heat 2 winner Emelia Haskey  & runner up LJ Thiele
Heat 3 winner Jill Wherry  & runner up Ocean Trimboli
Heat 4 winner Scott Bartholemaeus  & runner up Abraham Freeman
Heat 5 winner Mika Friebel  & runner up Andrew Drake

Under the new rules, each poet will be performing a new poem, different from the one that got them to the Final…
Get in early to book your tickets: this event usually sells out quickly!

Our guest performer for the evening is the incredibly talented MANAL YOUNUS, an Australian based freelance storyteller. The young writer and spoken word artist uses her poetry to both discover and strengthen her identity as well as to spark thought and discussions amongst those around her. Manal facilitates writing and performance workshops in schools, community groups and professional environments to encourage others to develop their own voices. Since making the Australian Poetry Slam National Finals in 2013, Manal no longer competes in slams but has gone on to perform around the country including at The Sydney Opera House. In 2015, Manal released her first book of poetry called ‘Reap’ and launched it with a national tour with official launches in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth and feature performances in Queensland and New South Wales. In 2016, Manal represented Australia at the Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

Manal Younus

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SA Poetry Slam Heat 5 – last chance overload!

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The fifth and final heat at Jive had the most poets register than we have ever had in our time running the SA heats! Sadly that meant some had to miss out but what a stellar night it was. Congratulations to winner Mika Friebel and runner up Andrew Drake who are into the SA State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre. Click here to get your tickets now! Thanks once again to Matilda Bookshop for their sponsorship of our official photographer Rose Mackenzie.

Last chance! SA Poetry Slam Heat 5 – guest performer Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is a stand up comedian from Port Pirie – that explains it all, really. A journalist by trade, he’s written for TV shows including Rove Live and Legally Brown. He’s a regular guest on ABC radio, host of the Swear Jar Podcast and won best new artist at the Adelaide Fringe in 2011. Brooks will return to the Adelaide Fringe in 2020 with his 7th solo hour, Selfies From Chernobyl. Other shows of note include Sargasm, Beer and Loathing and The Evil Dad.

Thursday 12th September
Sign in at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.

Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

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SA poetry Slam Heat 3 – Uni Bar winners!

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A great heat at the UniBar Adelaide saw a full house and a full line up of poets. Congratulations to our winner Jill Wherry and runner up Ocean Trimboli who have booked their spots at the SA State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre. Thanks to our intrepid photographer Rose Mackenzie for the great work and to Matilda Bookshop for their ongoing sponsorship.

The Final Heat for 2019 is on Thursday 12th September at Jive Nightclub in Hindley St, Adelaide. Click here for the Facebook event.

SA Poetry Slam Heat 4 – guest performer Daydream Fever

Who is Daydream Fever?
“…one of the best unique sets I’ve seen in ages. Daydream Fever, essentially a one man band, opened with a cool electronic track that he mixed and produced on stage. Who knew one person could achieve so much?…when it is all said and done, the perfect moments occurred when Daydream Fever was able to involve an often forgotten collaborator…
the crowd.” – All Over Adelaide 03.07.17 headline show review @ The Jade

Adelaide artist, Kultar Ahluwalia gave birth to Daydream Fever in late 2016. Since then, DDF has already hit the ground running sharing the stage with the likes of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Winston Surfshirt, Spit Syndicate and Adrian Eagle. DDF’s debut EP God Market resulted in a gang of community radio play and support slots and rounded out 2018 with a SA Music Awards Nomination for Most Popular Hip Hop Artist. Daydream Fever is essentially a one man band, an evolution in sound, effortlessly blending a wide range of genres from hip hop to punk to electronica to spoken word. A DDF live set takes the crowd on a rollercoaster ride, with double time raps, vocal loops, belted soulful vocals and impromptu freestyle jams. Ahluwalia is at the helm of all these sounds handling the production, the instrumentation, the songwriting and the vocals.

Listen to Daydream Fever on Bandcamp.

Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 4

Friday 6th September 2019
Woodcroft Library / Onkaparinga Libraries 
175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale, SA 5162

Slam contestants sign up at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. 20 poets maximum.


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