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.
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.
Kelly Cusack, South Australian Poetry Slam finalist performing at the State Final Goodwood Theatre, Goodwood, 20th September 2018.
Writers SA is looking for several writers to read their work at the Feast 2018 ‘Queers Underground’ event on the 22nd of November.
Details here: https://www.feast.org.au/events/queers-underground/
If you’re interested, please send a short sample of your work and a bio or list of relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
This is limited to writers under 30 years of age.
An interesting opportunity to maybe get on SBS TV … see the info on the flyer below.
For more details and applications, go to: http://www.heesomcasting.com/sbscastingcall
Applications close Friday 28th September 2018
Friday 7th September 2018
Woodcroft Community Centre Library
175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale, SA 5162
Sign in at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start
The search is on to find Australia’s best spoken word poet! Speak, sing, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the South Australian heats of the Australian Poetry Slam, an electric live event where the audience is the judge.
Contestants are given two minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem on stage at one of five heats scheduled to take place at different locations around metropolitan Adelaide during the August – September period.
The rules are simple. There are no props, no costumes, and no music allowed; just the poet and their words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. Click here to read the full rules.
First and second place in each heat compete again at the SA Final, to be held this year at the Goodwood Institute. Always a popular event on the Spoken Word SA calendar, it has sold out in advance three years running. The SA Final winner and runner up are then flown to Sydney to slug it out for over $10,000 in prizes and the coveted title of Australian Slam Poet 2018 at the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase and Final hosted at the Sydney Opera House.
Guest performer for Heat 4
Jason ‘The Half Artist’
“Writer. Poet. Artist. Possible Musician.”
The Half Artist’s eventual manifestation came after many names and many years of obsessively writing and recording half finished songs and projects. As his writing became more intricate and experimental, and less to the formula of songwriting, he soon found a new intriguing unknown where he could further grow, Poetry Slamming. This soon lead to the Australian Poetry Slam state finals, numerous other slam wins and frequent invitations to perform at spoken word events. He is now a well respected writer and poet in a world where they probably don’t even know he makes music.
SA State Final
Thursday 20th September
Goodwood Institute Theatre
166a Goodwood Road Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start