Nature Poetry Slam at Dymocks

Spoken Word SA together with Dymocks Adelaide present the Be Natural Poetry Slam!

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Dymocks Adelaide
135 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000


The brand new Nature Festival is hitting Adelaide with a huge lineup of events. What better time to get involved in a slam that isn’t part of a larger competition but rather just about having some fun on the day with a given ‘theme’.

The rules are simple. You have two minutes maximum to share your original poem on the broad theme of “nature”.
There’re no costumes, no props, no musical instruments, backing band or tape… just you and your words (see the link for more on this).

Special Guest poet Rachael Mead.

Numbers are limited so make sure to get onto the link below and reserve your spot. And please remember if it turns out you can’t make it after all then let us know so someone else can have your ticket.

Click here for bookings.

Click here to find out more about the Nature Festival.

Seniors Slam off!

Are you 50+ ? Well we have a slam event for you! SWSA together with COTA SA are proud to present SENIORS SLAM OFF! as part of Zest Fest 2019.

Kings Head Hotel
357 King William Street (corner of Sturt Street), Adelaide
Thursday, 24th October, 2019.

Sign up at 6:30 for a 7pm start.

If you aren’t sure about slamming, we have a workshop on Wednesday 23rd at the Adelaide City Library from 5pm. Both events free.

Click here for more info from ZestFest 2019.

Spoken Word at Mockingbird Lounge for ages 11-18

Are you 11 to 18 years old and keen to learn a bit more about slam poetry and spoken word? Then this is a great opportunity, working with two time national finalist Caroline Reid to corral your words and create poetry!

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019
2:00 – 4:30pm

Mockingbird Lounge
63a Broadway, Glenelg South, SA 5045

Come join Caroline Reid from Spoken Word SA for a fun afternoon of poetry, writing tips, performance prompts and poetry slam history. Participants will get the opportunity to write and share their own work in a non – judgmental creative space. Caroline was in the top 5 at the Australian Poetry Slam in 2018 and is a state finalist once again in 2019. She has a long history in theatre, poetry and performance and holds regular poetry slam and writing workshops.

Ages 11 – 18 years. Cost $10.

Supported by the City of Holdfast Bay, the Mockingbird Lounge and Spoken Word SA.

Book now via the Facebook event here or Eventbrite here.

Zohab Zee Kahn at Jive

Zohab Zee Khan is one of the absolute very best that Australian spoken word has to offer. This is his very first tour of Adelaide. One not to be missed!

Supported by
Kultar “Koolta” Ahluwalia (2016 Most Popular Hip Hop Artist – SA Music Awards).
Jason Marsiglia (wordsmith extraordinaire and SA Poetry Slam winner)

Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street
27th June
7 pm
$15.00 entry

Zohab Khan is an educator, poet and multidisciplinary artist. Since 2006, Zohab has been building a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014. As a poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, and hip-hop artist, Zohab has performed and conducted workshops at venues and festivals in over 20 countries across the world. In 2015 he co-founded of The Pakistan Poetry Slam. As an 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having been raised inrural NSW, Zohab has channelled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. He seamlessly integrates Urdu and Punjabi into his work as he confronts a range of issues from racism to inequality and socio-economic disparities. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired.

Kultar Ahluwalia has achieved success as hip hop artist “Koolta” including 2016 Most Popular Hip Hop Artist (SA Music Awards), Clipsal 500 Bands On Track Winner 2015, Clip it! Winner 2012, Unearthed Parklife Winner 2012, Hilltops Hoods Initiative Winner 2011, sold out album launches, radio play on JJJ and community radio. He has been involved in over 30 Australian music releases from artists including Allday and Purpose. Daydream Fever, his the latest incarnation, is an evolution in sound, blending a wide range of genres from hip hop to punk to soul to electronica. Ahluwalia is at the helm of all these sounds handling the production, the instrumentation, the songwriting and the vocals. Ahluwalia is also heavily involved in the community having facilitated poetry, songwriting and music production workshops for DECD and independent schools and local councils (City of Marion, City Of Onkaparinga).

Jason Marsiglia is a performer, writer and queer arts advocate. He represented South Australia at the 2015 and 2016 National Poetry Slams, held at the Sydney Opera House. In 2015, he was the national runner up. Jason regularly performs at spoken word events around Adelaide and interstate. He is motivated and empowered by the opportunity to present a slice of one’s soul to an audience through performance poetry.

World Poetry Day Slam hits the heights!!

Taeghan, Holly and Aislinn

A massive night at The Little Red Door for the World Poetry Day Slam!

A full house and 17 outstanding poets performing their work supported by Sacrificial Poet and MC, Kami, and Guest Poet, Alison Bennett.

Congratulations to winner Taeghan Buggy, 2nd place Holly Konopka and very close 3rd, Aislinn Rossi.

Well done to everyone who braved the mic including a slew of fresh, new talent. We hope to see you all again!





World Poetry Day Slam, 21st March

Another ‘for the fun of it’ poetry slam from Spoken Word SA.

This time to celebrate World Poetry Day and introduce you all to a cool, ‘open to all’ venue, The Little Red Door, up the good end of Hindley Street.

The Little Red Door
182B Hindley Street
Wednesday 21st March 2018

7.30pm sign up for 8.00 start.
$6 entry.

Prizes for first, second and third.

All rules as for the Australian Poetry Slam including 2 minute time limit, no costumes or props, random judges and 20 performers maximum. Click here to read the rules.

Click here for the Facebook event.