Spoken Word SA Presents: Animal Slam!

Friday, 10 June 2022
6:30 pm

State Library of South Australia
cnr Kintore Avenue and North Tce, Adelaide, 5000

$10
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Get ready, South Australia! Spoken Word SA is calling on all our poets for a special one night only competition. This is… Animal Slam!

We’re using the format you all loved from this year’s Summer Slam: all entrants compete in the first round, and the top five scoring poets go through to an immediate second round to battle it out for first place.

For this competition, all first round poems must be somehow tied to … ... Read more ...

Youth Week Poetry Slam and Workshop

Youth Week is coming up and Spoken Word SA are collaborating with Adelaide City Library to offer some events. Anyone between the ages of 12-25 is invited to learn, write, and share ideas on the theme of A Brighter Future: Adelaide as a Low Carbon City.

Tuesday 26 April 2022
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Digital Hub
Hands-on workshop with Emelia Haskey (2019 Australian Poetry Slam National Finalist) to explore the craft of slam.
Workshop registration: https://tinyurl.com/2s3pv64d

Friday 13 May 2022
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Studio
Slam competition! The event will feature guest judges, ... Read more ...

Application deadline extended for City Library Poet in Residence

If you haven’t applied yet, you have until 6:00pm Sunday 13th February 2022 to get your proposal in for this fabulous program at the City Library, Rundle Place, Adelaide. The residency will now be in April / May.

The Poet in Residence will be given 16 hours over their allocated month to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. Chosen participants will be paid for their involvement. 

All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form. … ... Read more ...

Spoken Word SA 2022 Poet in Residence Program at City Library

We’re pleased to announce the Spoken Word SA Poet in Residence Program at the City Library, Rundle Place, will continue in 2022. 

Our first month long residency will take place beginning mid/late March. The Poet in Residence will be given 16 hours over their allocated month to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. Chosen participants will be paid for their involvement. 

All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form. To get your brains thinking: … ... Read more ...

Summer Slam 2022 Feature: Tracey O’Callaghan

In addition to all the talented competitors for Summer Slam 2022, we’re lucky to welcome Tracey O’Callaghan to the stage as our feature performer!

Tracey O’Callaghan is a passionate, raw, feisty poet. She will take you on a journey, fire you up, and fill you to the brim with powerful words. Tracey made her spoken word debut in the South Australian state heats of the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam. Since then, it has been a crazy ride. She was a state finalist in the competition for 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2021, she took out the top spot to … ... Read more ...

Summer Slam 2022

Sunday 6th February 2022
from 7:00pm

Jive
181 Hindley Street, Adelaide

$10.

As a practice run for the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam, the Summer Slam has traditionally consisted of five heats, plus a final. This year, we’re doing it a little differently. This will be a one night only event!

The poets will compete in a random order, and the top five scores will go through to an immediate second round – just like at the National Final.

We have no choice but to limit the number of events this year, so this is your chance to … ... Read more ...