SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 4, Woodcroft Library, 9th September

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Heat 4 of the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam is coming your way!

Friday, 9th September

Woodcroft Library, 175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale.

Registrations open at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:00pm.
20 competitors per heat – first 15 are guaranteed, if over 20 register those last five spots are decided by random draw.

$5 Entry / Door. $150 in prizes and two spots in the SA Slam Final up for grabs. 

Feature performer, Jill Wherry. Having always been interested in writing and the spoken word, after retiring Jill discovered bush poetry and began attending festivals to ‘test the water’ with her poems. The remnantsof her cute Irish lilt made her performances unique and she soon became a crowd favourite. Born with a keen eye for observation and a zany sense of humour, Jill records the quirky side of her life’s experiences through verse.

PLUS a very special guest: Nancy Bates is a singer-songwriter who describes herself as a late bloomer. Barkindji woman Nancy Bates is a new voice whose songs are written from life. Growing up in Broken Hill with ties to Wilcannia and Menindee, the Far West songbird has been on tour with Archie Roach in the UK but will be playing for us at Woodcroft Library on her return.

More details here.

Read the Slam rules here.

 

SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by:

SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 3, 2nd September @ State Library of SA

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Heat 3 of the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam is coming your way!

Friday, 2nd September

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of South Australia

corner North Terrace & Kintore Avenue

Registrations open at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:00pm.
20 competitors per heat – first 15 are guaranteed, if over 20 register those last five spots are decided by random draw.

$5 Entry / Door. $150 in prizes and two spots in the SA Slam Final up for grabs. 

Our feature performer is Khail Jureidini: poet, wordsmith, enigma, a true veteran of the Australian poetic landscape.

More details here.

Read the Slam rules here.

Pic courtesy of Martin Christmas.

 

Heat 1, SA Poetry Slam, 19th August @ SA Writers’ Centre: Winners!

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Congrats to the winners of Heat 1, Jason Marsiglia and Chiara Gabrielli, who are off to the State Final! Sell-out capacity crowd, new faces among the competitors, huge range of styles, great words, great performances!!

Thanks to Matilda Bookshop for sponsorship and Luxi Photography for the pix.

Get your next chance to compete or come along and cheer at Heat 2 at Salisbury, 26th August.

If you haven’t been to a slam before, here’s a summary of how it works:

  • Sign-in on the night.
  • Sign-in opens at 6:30pm for a 7:00 start.
  • There is a maximum of 20 entrants per heat. The first 15 are guaranteed; if over 20 register, those last 5 spots are decided by random draw.
  • Contestants read in a randomly selected order.
  • There is an absolute time limit of 2 minutes.
  • Contestants are scored by 5 judges selected at random from the audience.
  • No props, musical accompaniments, or costumes are allowed.
  • The two highest scored contestants proceed to the State Final, held on Friday, 30th September, 2016.

Click here to read all the rules.

More info at the event page.

For all the info across the nation head to www.australianpoetryslam.com.

SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by: