Australian Poetry Slam 2020: SA Heat 5 at Jive – last chance!

South Australian Heat 5
Thursday 1st October 2020

Jive Nightclub 
181 Hindley Street Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7pm start  
$6 entry for audience and competitors

This is the last SA heat for the 2020 Australian Poetry Slam!

Contestants have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. The heat winners compete again in the SA State Final and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a COVID-safety plan in place. Amongst other things, this means we need to record contact information for everyone attending to allow contact tracing in the event of a virus outbreak. To make things easier on the night, if you are considering coming along, please fill in the following form in advance, so then we can simply tick you off. The information on the form will only be used for contact tracing should it become necessary.

Please note that filling in the form does not register you for competing on the night: you still need to sign up from 6:30 – 7:00pm at the venue.

Click here to read the rules for 2020.

SA Slam 2020 Heat 3 serves up a treat at Woodcroft Library

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A big turn-out of poets and punters for Heat 3 of the 2020 SA Poetry Slam at Woodcroft Library. Congratulations to winner Tracy McNally and runner-up Emelia Haskey. Big thanks to Angela and the crew at the library for looking after everyone and supporting the prize winners. And a notable performance from guest, Daniel Watson

Australian Poetry Slam 2020: SA Heat 4 at State Library

South Australian Heat 4
Friday 25th September 2020

State Library of South Australia
Institute Building
North Terrace, corner of Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
6:30pm sign up for 7:00 pm start  
$6 entry for audience and competitors
CASH only !

Contestants have 2 minutes to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem. There are no props, no costumes, no music: just the poet and the words. Judges are selected at random from the audience. The heat winners compete again in the SA State Final and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a COVID-safety plan in place. Amongst other things, this means we need to record contact information for everyone attending to allow contact tracing in the event of a virus outbreak. To make things easier on the night, if you are considering coming along, please fill in the following form in advance, so then we can simply tick you off. The information on the form will only be used for contact tracing should it become necessary.

Please note that filling in the form does not register you for competing on the night: you still need to sign up from 6:30 – 7:00pm at the venue.

Click here to read the rules for 2020.

SA Slam 2020 Heat 2 rips at Parks…

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A great mix of poets hit the mic for Heat 2 of the SA Slam 2020 at Parks Library. Congrats to winner, Sarah Jane Justice, and runner-up, Jill Wherry. Big thanks to Rachel Telfer and her team at the Library for looking after us all and to guest performer, Caroline Reid, who entertained the punters while admin did admin.

Nature Poetry Slam at Dymocks

Spoken Word SA together with Dymocks Adelaide present the Be Natural Poetry Slam!

Saturday, 3rd October, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Dymocks Adelaide
135 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA 5000

FREE!

The brand new Nature Festival is hitting Adelaide with a huge lineup of events. What better time to get involved in a slam that isn’t part of a larger competition but rather just about having some fun on the day with a given ‘theme’.

The rules are simple. You have two minutes maximum to share your original poem on the broad theme of “nature”.
There’re no costumes, no props, no musical instruments, backing band or tape… just you and your words (see the link for more on this).

Special Guest poet Rachael Mead.

Numbers are limited so make sure to get onto the link below and reserve your spot. And please remember if it turns out you can’t make it after all then let us know so someone else can have your ticket.

Click here for bookings.

Click here to find out more about the Nature Festival.

SA Slam 2020 Heat 1 packs out Jive…

A great first heat to kick off slam season 2020 with plenty of new faces and voices sharing the stage with some of our more seasoned regulars. Congratulations to all stepped up but there can only be one winner… and one runner up! So well done to Heat 1 Winner Chris Jaksa and Heat 1 Runner Up Tracey O’Callaghan who have earned their place at the SA Poetry Slam State Final on 17th October.

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