Nico: Poet-in-Residence at Adelaide City Library

In partnership with Adelaide City Library, Spoken Word SA presents our August Poet In Residence – Nico with her project Brainstorms.

“By running a series of open discussions (‘Brainstorms’), followed by related workshops, I hope to encourage the public to trust that anyone can be a poet — all you need is something to say, and a playful way to say it! This will be a no-pressure, all-welcome series of events exploring some of the ideas and challenges behind writing poetry, with the aim to provoke a more inquisitive and experimental approach to the way we write.”

Click here for details of events on our Event Calendar.

Check out the vid below to see Nico in action:


Ashlee Spalding: City Library Poet-in-Residence for May and June

Ashlee Spalding and the Power of Words.

Our Poet-in-Residence at Adelaide City Library during May and June.

Exploring the relationship between words and how they effect us, you will be invited to write down and share some of your stories, record some media, and get involved in a few other activities highlighting the positive and negative consequences of the things we say.

Here is Ashlee’s schedule:

Collaborative Workshop Sessions (note changed times for the 19th June session!)

Keep an eye on our Events List and Facebook pages for details.



Sarah Jane Justice is our first Poet-in-Residence at the City Library for 2017

Spoken Word SA and Adelaide City Library are proud to present our first poet in residence for 2017 – Sarah Jane Justice who will be commencing her residency “If These Books Could Talk” on Tuesday 7th March.

A Summer Slam 2017 heat winner, Sarah has been working as a ‘Musical Storyteller’ which involved the creation of two albums and an EP along with performing in her own Fringe Show in 2016. Her residency will reinvigorate library contents and spaces by way of focusing on specific content in books, both digital and the physical, turning them into a spoken word piece. This poetic tour will include 2 workshops for attendees to take part in creating new works which will culminate in a public final presentation.

Here are the dates and times of her sessions. Click on them for more info…

Tuesday 7th  March,  10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Tuesday 14th March, 10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Workshop: Wednesday 15th March,  4pm – 6pm in Studio 1

Tuesday 21st March, 10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Workshop: Thursday 23rd March, 2pm – 4pm in Studio 1

Tuesday 28th March: 10am – 12 noon in Studio 2

Final Presentation: Friday 31st March, 6pm – 7pm in Studio 1