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SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 1, SAWC

19 August, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Poetry slams are electric live events where the audience is the judge. Poets have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem for a chance at state and national glory.

Heat 1 is coming your way Friday 19th of August at the S.A. Writers Centre, free entry.

Feature performer: Roisin Maeve, performance poet and national Australian Poetry Slam finalist


Here’s a summary of how it works:

  • Sign-in on the night.
  • Sign-in opens at 6:30pm for a 7:00 start.
  • There is a maximum of 20 entrants per heat. The first 15 are guaranteed; if over 20 register, those last five spots are decided by random draw.
  • Contestants read in a randomly selected order.
  • There is an absolute time limit of 2 minutes.
  • Contestants are scored by 5 judges selected at random from the audience.
  • No props, musical accompaniments, or costumes are allowed.
  • The two highest scored contestants proceed to the State Final, held on Friday, 30th September, 2016.

Click here to read all the rules.

For all the info across the nation head to www.australianpoetryslam.com.

SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by:


19 August, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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SA Writers’ Centre
Level 2, 187 Rundle Street
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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