Emelia Haskey in action, winning the 2019 SA Poetry Slam

Emelia Haskey, Winner of the South Australian Poetry Slam 2019, performing at the State Final, Goodwood Theatre, Goodwood, 27th September 2019. Emelia is off to Sydney to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam national final at the Opera House.

Thanks to all the competitors, audiences, judges, volunteers and sponsors who made this happen!!

Caroline Reid in action, runner up in the 2019 SA Poetry Slam

Caroline Reid runner-up in the South Australian Poetry Slam 2019, performing at the State Final, Goodwood Theatre, Goodwood, 27th September 2019. Caroline is off to Sydney to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam national final at the Opera House.

Thanks to all the competitors, audiences, judges, volunteers and sponsors who made this happen!!

Seniors Slam off!

Are you 50+ ? Well we have a slam event for you! SWSA together with COTA SA are proud to present SENIORS SLAM OFF! as part of Zest Fest 2019.

Kings Head Hotel
357 King William Street (corner of Sturt Street), Adelaide
Thursday, 24th October, 2019.

Sign up at 6:30 for a 7pm start.

If you aren’t sure about slamming, we have a workshop on Wednesday 23rd at the Adelaide City Library from 5pm. Both events free.

Click here for more info from ZestFest 2019.

Spoken Word at Mockingbird Lounge for ages 11-18

Are you 11 to 18 years old and keen to learn a bit more about slam poetry and spoken word? Then this is a great opportunity, working with two time national finalist Caroline Reid to corral your words and create poetry!

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019
2:00 – 4:30pm

Mockingbird Lounge
63a Broadway, Glenelg South, SA 5045

Come join Caroline Reid from Spoken Word SA for a fun afternoon of poetry, writing tips, performance prompts and poetry slam history. Participants will get the opportunity to write and share their own work in a non – judgmental creative space. Caroline was in the top 5 at the Australian Poetry Slam in 2018 and is a state finalist once again in 2019. She has a long history in theatre, poetry and performance and holds regular poetry slam and writing workshops.

Ages 11 – 18 years. Cost $10.

Supported by the City of Holdfast Bay, the Mockingbird Lounge and Spoken Word SA.

Book now via the Facebook event here or Eventbrite here.

SA Poetry Slam 2019 State Final: winner Emelia Haskey!

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An amazing state final to a packed house saw a slam off for second place!  A great night, some superb poetry. Now, our winner Emelia Haskey and runner up Caroline Reid are off to Sydney! And well done to Jill Wherry who was pipped in the slam off but certainly didn’t go down without a fight!

Thanks once again to Rose Mackenzie for the photos and Matilda Bookshop for the ongoing sponsorship.