Chiara Gabrielli: 2019 Adelaide City Library Poet-in-Residence

Spoken Word SA and the Adelaide City Library are proud to announce the successful applicant for the Poet in Residence Program for May 2019: Chiara Gabrielli.

We saw a great set of applications with a record number being submitted for just one place. But the program looks like being back in 2019 – 20 and there will be plenty more opportunities.

More information coming soon with regard to what Chiara will be getting up to.

Summer Slam 19 Final: the winners!

SS19 winner, Mika Friebel; 3rd place, Riley Kamp; and runner-up, Pam Makin

The Summer Slam 19 Final went off big time at Jive Nightclub! Congratulations to our winner Mika Friebel, runner up, Pam Makin, close third, Riley Kamp and all the fine wordsmiths who took part in this year’s events.

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Applications now open for 2019 Adelaide City Library Poet in Residence Program

The SWSA Poet-in-Residence program has been running since 2014, offering poets a chance to explore their work in the settings of the Adelaide City Council City Library, using their facilities including digital archives, media lab, audio and visual facilities and more. From exploring the history of Polish immigrants in the city to lost-and-found objects and Ekphrasis (look it up, we did!), this residency gives poets a chance to step out of their comfort zone, engage the public and, most importantly, create new work.

The Poet-in-Residence will be given 16 hours during April 2019 to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form.

Extended deadline for applications: 9pm, Monday, 25th March, 2019.

Click here for more information and application form downloads.