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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Applications now open for 2019 Adelaide City Library Poet in Residence Program

The SWSA Poet-in-Residence program has been running since 2014, offering poets a chance to explore their work in the settings of the Adelaide City Council City Library, using their facilities including digital archives, media lab, audio and visual facilities and more. From exploring the history of Polish immigrants in the city to lost-and-found objects and Ekphrasis (look it up, we did!), this residency gives poets a chance to step out of their comfort zone, engage the public and, most importantly, create new work.

The Poet-in-Residence will be given 16 hours during April 2019 to work from a studio space provided within the library, and will additionally create at least one opportunity to present or perform their work. All ideas and applications are welcome. Poetry might be written, spoken, and/or expressed in another form.

Extended deadline for applications: 9pm, Monday, 25th March, 2019.

Click here for more information and application form downloads.

Summer Slam 19 – The Final

The Big Night is nearly upon us… the Grand Finale of Summer Slam 19, featuring the winners of the 4 heats plus some wild-card surprises.

2018 SA Poetry Slam winner, Sarah Jane Justice will be our special guest poet.

The heats have seen some top-shelf performances, so you can be sure the final will be hot!

Saturday 9th February
7:00pm

Jive Night Club
181 Hindley St, Adelaide

$10

Click here for more details.

Summer Slam 19 Heat 3 Wins in Double Time

Heat 3 runner-up Riley Kamp and winner Tracey O’Callgahan

Another night of top-shelf spoken word for Heat 3 of the Summer Slam 19 at the Southwark Hotel!

Congrats to winner, Tracey O’Callaghan and runner-up, Riley Kamp, along with all the contestants who battled it out through two quality rounds.

Tracey and Riley are now off the to Summer Slam 19 Final at Jive on 9th February. Click here for details.

You still have one more chance to join them: Heat 4 at The Kingshead Hotel, Thursday 31st January… Click here for details and rules.