2019 Australian Poetry Slam : SA dates, new rules & FAQ

Start getting ready for the 2019 Australian Poetry Slam! Here are the SA dates and venues. More details for each event will be announced closer to the dates. Make sure you check out the rules! Some have changed from previous years. Most importantly, if you get to the finals, you must do a new poem different from the one you did in your heat (or the previous final, if you get that far).

Click here to read the rules, terms and conditions in detail.

Frequently Asked Questions – click here for answers!

SA Heat 1 – Adelaide – State Library

Friday 16th August
7pm (6.30pm registration)
State Library Of SA Institute Building
Cnr North Tce/ Kintore Ave, Adelaide, SA 5000

Guest poet: Sarah-Jane Justice

SA Heat 2 – Salisbury

Saturday 24th August
3pm (2.30pm registration)
Salisbury Institute
17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury, SA 5108

Guest poet: Ashlee Karlar

SA Heat 3 – Adelaide – Uni Bar

Friday 30th August
7pm (6.30pm registration)
Uni Bar Ground Level
Union House, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide, SA 5000

Guest poet: Eugene Phoa

SA Heat 4 – Morphettvale

Friday 6th September
7pm (6.30pm registration)
Woodcraft Library
175 Bains Road, Morphettvale, SA 5162

Guest poet: Daydream Fever

SA Heat 5 – Adelaide – Jive

Thursday 12th September
7pm (6.30pm registration)
Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Guest poet: Jon Brooks


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