SA Slam 2020 Heat 3 serves up a treat at Woodcroft Library

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A big turn-out of poets and punters for Heat 3 of the 2020 SA Poetry Slam at Woodcroft Library. Congratulations to winner Tracy McNally and runner-up Emelia Haskey. Big thanks to Angela and the crew at the library for looking after everyone and supporting the prize winners. And a notable performance from guest, Daniel Watson

Australian Poetry Slam 2020: SA Heat 4 at State Library

South Australian Heat 4
Friday 25th September 2020

State Library of South Australia
Institute Building
North Terrace, corner of Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
6:30pm sign up for 7:00 pm start  
$6 entry for audience and competitors
CASH only !

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. The heat winners compete again in the SA State Final and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a COVID-safety plan in place. Amongst other things, this means we need to record contact information for everyone attending to allow contact tracing in the event of a virus outbreak. To make things easier on the night, if you are considering coming along, please fill in the following form in advance, so then we can simply tick you off. The information on the form will only be used for contact tracing should it become necessary.

Please note that filling in the form does not register you for competing on the night: you still need to sign up from 6:30 – 7:00pm at the venue.

Click here to read the rules for 2020.

SA Slam 2020 Heat 2 rips at Parks…

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A great mix of poets hit the mic for Heat 2 of the SA Slam 2020 at Parks Library. Congrats to winner, Sarah Jane Justice, and runner-up, Jill Wherry. Big thanks to Rachel Telfer and her team at the Library for looking after us all and to guest performer, Caroline Reid, who entertained the punters while admin did admin.

SA Slam 2020 Heat 1 packs out Jive…

A great first heat to kick off slam season 2020 with plenty of new faces and voices sharing the stage with some of our more seasoned regulars. Congratulations to all stepped up but there can only be one winner… and one runner up! So well done to Heat 1 Winner Chris Jaksa and Heat 1 Runner Up Tracey O’Callaghan who have earned their place at the SA Poetry Slam State Final on 17th October.

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Australian Poetry Slam 2020: SA Heat 3 at Woodcroft Library – update

South Australian Heat 3
Friday 18th September 2020

Woodcroft LIbrary
175 Bains Road Morphettvale
6:30pm sign up for 7:00 pm start  
$6 entry for audience and competitors
CASH only !

The COVID-Safe capacity for the venue tonight is 40 people. As of midday, we are getting close to that number of pre-registrations. If you have pre-registered but now cannot come, please let us know. If you turn up without pre-registering, there is a possibility we will be at capacity and you will not be able to attend…

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. The heat winners compete again in the SA State Final and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a COVID-safety plan in place. Amongst other things, this means we need to record contact information for everyone attending to allow contact tracing in the event of a virus outbreak. To make things easier on the night, if you are considering coming along, please fill in the following form in advance, so then we can simply tick you off. The information on the form will only be used for contact tracing should it become necessary.

Please note that filling in the form does not register you for competing on the night: you still need to sign up from 6:30 – 7:00pm at the venue.

Click here to read the rules for 2020.

The 2020 Australian Poetry Slam is back!

This year has thrown up some pretty serious challenges for the poetry / spoken word / slam community but we are pleased to announce that the Australian Poetry Slam is back for 2020.

At this stage, the SA heats and final of the slam are planned to go ahead as real-time, real-world live events in venues across town, assuming social-distancing / venue opening conditions do not become any more restrictive. However, all events will be adhering to a COVID-19 safety plan. And, of course, plans could change at any time if the situation deteriorates here in Adelaide.

Click here to read the rules for 2020.

Keeping all that in mind, here is the proposed time-table of events:

SA Heat 1
Friday 21th August
Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  $6

SA Heat 2
Friday 11th September
Parks Library
46 Trafford Street Angle Park
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  $6

SA Heat 3
Friday 18th September
Woodcroft Library
175 Bains Road Morphettvale
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start   $6

SA Heat 4
Friday 25th September
State Library of South Australia
Institute Building, cnr North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
6:30pm sign up for 7:00pm start $6

SA Heat 5
Thursday 1st October 
Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  $6

SA State Final
Saturday 17th October
Goodwood Institute Theatre
166a Goodwood Road Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start  $20  
Click here to book your seats for the final.