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SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 2, Salisbury Institute

26 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 2 is coming your way Friday 26th of August at the Salisbury Institute as part of this years Salisbury Writers’ Festival presented by the City of Salisbury.

Feature performer: Kami, two-time Australian Poetry Slam finalist and winner of the Single Poet Collection Award at the 2010 Poetry Unleashed Festival.

$5 Entry / Door.
$150 in prizes and two spots in the SA final up for grabs.

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.
  • 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.

SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by:


26 August, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Salisbury Institute
17-19 Wiltshire Street
Salisbury, SA Australia
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