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 ... Read more ...

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!

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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.

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Poetry and Feminism Workshop @ The Fringe

Poetry and feminism have always gone hand in hand as a tool to empower women.

Join us in challenging ideas of the ‘weaker sex’ by examining some feminist poetry – then brainstorming some of your own.

All ages and genders welcome. Writing prompts and lollies provided.

Thursday 8th March
Fringe Club
Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, Adelaide, South Australia

Got Questions? Contact artists[at]adelaidefringe[dot]com[dot]au or give us a call on 8100 2022.

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Hi lights from the Prop Slam

The inaugural Prop Slam was an excellent night with slammers and audience alike treated to the fine hospitality of the Southwark Hotel.

Congratulations to:

First place: Kerryn Tredrea (with her wild whip action)
Second place: Gabrielle Everall
Third place: Aislinn Rossi


Prop Slam, Southwark Hotel, 15th July

Southwark Hotel

77 Port Road, Thebarton

Saturday, 15th July, 2017, from 7:00 pm, $5


OK, folks, here’s something a bit different, so check out the rules…


This is all new to us so we’ll see how it all goes but these are the rules we will be going with. Like all rules you can try and bend things or get ‘all clever’ to try and find interesting ways to present things we may not have thought of. But just be aware Spoken Word SA people will be on the spot to make binding calls

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Poetry at the Pot, featuring Naniso Tswai, December 9th, 2016


A special event – poetry night at the Coffee Pot with international guest Naniso Tswai (Berlin) plus SA Poetry Slam 2016 Winner Alison Bennett and 2016 Gawler Poetry Cup winner Nico.

The Coffee Pot

27 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Friday 9th December, 2016,

7:00 – 11:00 pm

$5 Entry, cheap drinks, a great chance to see some amazing talent.

Naniso Tswai is a Berlin-based author and spoken word artist. His work is strongly embedded in broader issues of justice and peace, particularly as these relate to identity. Over the past five years he has shifted his focus … ... Read more ...