SA Poetry Slam 2021 Final at Goodwood Theatre

Goodwood Institute Theatre
166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

Thursday 30th September
from 7:30pm

Tickets $20 from trybooking

Click here to book your tickets to the Final.

Click here for the Facebook event for the Final.

After five slam heats, it is time to crown our state winner. Ten talented poets will perform new work for the final. Both 1st and 2nd placed competitors in this event will go through to the national finals of the Australian Poetry Slam. Contestants have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. 

Guest performer: Jack Vaul

Adelaide-raised rapper Jack Vaul has been writing and performing for more than twenty years. With a style that has been described as thought-provoking and striking in its use of technique, Jack has collaborated with some of South Australia’s top hip-hop artists. He is one half of Lowlight Plains, one half of Thorts & Prayrz, a former member of d33p h33t and a former member of The Automenta. As part of various collectives, Jack has sold out shows at the Royal Croquet Club, opened for US producer Lorn, and performed as a part of a livestream event for US indie rap label Fake Four.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 5 keeps the Jive alive

heat 5 winners
heat 5 winner - Tyberius Larking
heat 5 runner-up - Alex Vansilalom
heat 5 - Nick Carroll
heat 5 - Isabella Macaspac
heat 5 - Britt Franzmann
heat 5 - Vicky Ireland
heat 5 - Isaac Nakone
heat 5 - LJ Thiele
heat 5 - Glen Murdoch
heat 5 - Carissa Fischer
heat 5 - Paul Kohn
heat 5 - Franciso Peleid
heat 5 - Sarah Jane Justice - MC and sacrifice
heat 5 - guest performer - Frankly
heat 5 - Jive audience covid-safe
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The final heat of the 2021 SA Poetry Slam at Jive maintained the diversity, quality and enthusiasm of the previous heats. Congratulations to winner Tyberius Larking and runner-up Alex Vansilalom who are off to the SA State Final at Goodwood Theatre on Thursday 30 September.

Click here to book your tickets to the Final.

Click here for the Facebook event for the Final.

Be Natural Poetry Slam at the 2021 Nature Festival

Guest Poet: Rachael Mead


Hosted by Spoken Word SA

Saturday, 2 October 2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Contestants sign up on the night at 5:30pm. The main event gets underway at 6:00pm.

Carrick Hill
46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield

$10
Click here to book tickets.

Performers have two minutes maximum to share their original poem on the broad theme of ‘nature’. Contestants can speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience.
Full rules as per the Australian Poetry Slam : https://spokenwordsa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/SA-Poetry-Slam-Rules-2021.pdf

Our guest poet performing for the evening: Rachael Mead

A poet, writer and arts reviewer living in South Australia. She’s had an eclectic life, working as an archaeologist, environmental campaigner and seller of books both old and new. She’s published four collections of poetry: The Flaw in the Pattern (UWA Publishing 2018), The Sixth Creek (Picaro Press 2013) and the chapbooks Sliding Down the Belly of the World (Wakefield Press 2012) and The Quiet Blue World (Garron Publishing 2015). Her debut novel The Application of Pressure was released by Affirm Press in May 2020.

Please join us from 5:00pm, have a drink at the bar at beautiful Carrick Hill and watch the sunset. Contestants sign up on the night at 5.30pm. The main event gets underway at 6:00pm.


Last chance! Heat 5 of the SA Poetry Slam 2021 at Jive

One last heat. One last chance to make it through to the SA Final of the Australian Poetry Slam…

ntestants have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. The heat winners compete again in the SA State Final at Goodwood Theatre, Thursday, 30th September, and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

JIVE
181 Hindley Street West, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Thursday 16 September 2021
Sign-up from 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

$7 to compete or watch.
Click here to book at trybooking.com

Click here for the Facebook event.

Click here for the full schedule and rules.

Guest performer: Frankly

Quirky and eclectic, 25 year old Frankly, has been creating intimate performances across the East End and Festival scenes for the better part of a decade. Likened to Amanda Palmer and Regina Spektor, her compositions dance between whimsical and delicate, to dark and emotive. Accompanied by dynamic vocal textures and playful showmanship, audiences are absorbed by Frankly’s animated presence and candid approach to storytelling that centers around personal stories, mental health, feminism, the occult and the ridiculousness of life.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 3 does the Jive talk

Heat 3 winners
Heat 3 winner - Gemma Thorne
Heat 3 runner-up - Josie Dillon
Heat 3 - Andreas Drougas
Heat 3 - Cassandra Quin
Heat 3 - Carissa Fischer
Heat 3 - Celestine Rowe
Heat 3 - Madeleine Donna
Heat 3 - Matthew Pankhurst
Heat 3 - Paul Kohn
Heat 3 - Lexis
Heat 3 - Katelin Lawrie
Heat 3 - Nadia Patterson
Heat 3 sacrifice & MC - Kami
Jive Alive
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Another great heat, so many stunning voices… But alas, only two can make it through to the State Final on 30th September at Goodwood Theatre (hint, hint get your tickets now: see link below). Congratulations to Heat 3 winner Gemma Thorne and runner-up Josie Dillon who claimed their spots in a very tight competition. Two heats to go, so start warming up those vocal cords and sharpening those words!

Click here for tickets to the 2021 SA Slam State Final.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 2 scores high at Port Adelaide

heat 2 winners
heat 2 winner - Conor Brown
heat 2 runner-up - Pam Makin
heat 2 - Carissa Fischer
heat 2 - Celestine Rowe
heat 2 - CJ Heaton
heat 2 - Pauline Lergessner
heat 2 - Sally Giles
heat 2 - Tegan Sabine
heat 2 guest - Tailor Winston
heat 2 - Kami & Sarah appoint the judges
heat 2 - covid-safe - view from the mic
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A small but passionate gathering at Port Adelaide Library saw Conor Brown (winner) and Pam Makin (Runner Up) secure their spots in the SA State final on 30th September. Congratulations to both of you.

The scores across the night were incredibly close, so if you missed out, there are three more heats to go so get your words flowing!

Heat 3 is at Jive on Thursday 26th August. Click here for details.

Thanks to Port Adelaide and Enfield Libaries and Matilda Bookshop for their continued support.