SA Slam Heat 2 – Salisbury winners!

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A great turnout at Salisbury for Heat 2 of the SA Poetry Slam 2019 saw winner Emelia Haskey and runner up L.J. Thiele claim their spots at the State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre. It was a very tight show with only 0.6 of a point between 1st and 5th!!! Thanks to City of Salisbury, SA, Australia for their continued support and to Matilda Bookshop for sponsoring our official photographer Rose Mackenzie. Here are our winners! More photos to follow.

Heat 3 is on Friday 30th August at the Uni Bar. Click here for the Facebook event.

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SA Poetry Slam Heat 3 – guest performer Eugene Phoa

Eugene Phoa

Eugene Phoa is an Adelaide-born, globally-bred singer-songwriter. Initially cutting his teeth writing ad copy, a soul-searching trip through India and Thailand in 2016 pulled him back to his childhood passion of music. Inspired by elements of post-punk, indie rock and folk-pop, he fuses infectious hooks with anthemic shots of truth to create modern yet meaningful music. Of course, he can also be found playing the best of the new and the old at a venue near you at www.facebook.com/phoaentertainment.

Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 3

Friday 30th August 2019
UniBar Adelaide 
Ground Level, Union House, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Slam contestants sign up at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. 20 poets maximum.
$6

www.spokenwordsa.com.au/2019-australian-poetry-slam-sa-dates-and-new-rules

Click here for Facebook event.

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SA Slam Heat 1 – a hot start to the series!

Heat 1 runner-up, Tracey O’Callaghan, and winner, Caroline Reid

A great start to the 2019 SA Poetry Slam season last night at the State Library of South Australia with Caroline Reid coming out in front and Tracey O’Callaghan as runner up. Both now go to the SA State Final on September 27th at Goodwood Institute for a shot at the trip to Sydney. Thanks to Matilda Bookshop for sponsoring our official photographer Rose MacKenzie.

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Heat 2 is on Saturday 24th August, 2:30pm, at the Salisbury Institute. Click here for the Facebook event.

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SA Poetry Slam Heat 2 – guest poet Ashlee Karlar

Ashlee Karlar is a queer, feminist poet from Adelaide. A lover of odes and metaphors, Ashlee is a social worker who believes that art and writing is an underused tool in trauma informed practice. A past SA finalist for the Australian Poetry Slam, a former poet in residence and a regular at open mics around the city.

Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 2

Saturday 24th August 2019
Salisbury Institute 
17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury, SA 5108.

Slam contestants sign up at 2:30pm for 3:00pm start. 20 poets maximum.
$6

www.spokenwordsa.com.au/2019-australian-poetry-slam-sa-dates-and-new-rules

Click here for Facebook event.

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SA Poetry Slam Heat 1 – guest poet Sarah-Jane Justice

Sarah Jane Justice discovered spoken word poetry when she was asked for a lift to the Goolwa Poetry Cup in 2016. After deciding to enter on a whim, she was hooked into the genre by winning the People’s Choice award at that year’s competition. Since then, she went on to win the Goolwa Cup itself in 2017 and build her way up to being named S.A. State Champion in the Australian Poetry Slam in 2018. In lieu of defending her title in 2019 due to her selfish decision to have a baby in October, she will be sharing her words as the feature artist for Heat 1.

Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 1

Friday 16th August 2019
State Library of South Australia
Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Slam contestants sign up at 6.30 for 7.00 start. 20 maximum.

www.spokenwordsa.com.au/2019-australian-poetry-slam-sa-dates-and-new-rules

Click here for Facebook event.

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Get ready for the 2019 SA Poetry Slam

Looking for inspiration for the 2019 SA Poetry Slam? What to know what it’s like to perform in the National Finals at The Sydney Opera House? Look no further than these two vids of 2018 SA State representatives at the Nationals: Sarah-Jane Justice and Caroline Reid.

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