Ashlee Karlar joins the SWSA Team!

It is time for Spoken Word SA to officially welcome to the fold its talented new co-director! 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. She is a past SA finalist for the Australian Poetry Slam, a former poet in residence, and a regular at open mics around the city.


Summer Slam 19 Final: the winners!

SS19 winner, Mika Friebel; 3rd place, Riley Kamp; and runner-up, Pam Makin

The Summer Slam 19 Final went off big time at Jive Nightclub! Congratulations to our winner Mika Friebel, runner up, Pam Makin, close third, Riley Kamp and all the fine wordsmiths who took part in this year’s events.

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Summer Slam 19 Heat 1 hits its straps

Heat 1 Runner-up Julia Henning and Winner Pam Makin

The Summer Slam 19 started off in fine fashion with 12 competitors in front of a packed house at the State Library of South Australia. Congrats to winner Pam Makin and runner-up Julia Henning.

There are still three heats to go before the final. Heat 2 is at the Broadcast Bar on Sunday 13th January. Click here for details.

Summer Slam 19 Heat 1 audience admiring the show…