Last chance! Heat 5 of the SA Poetry Slam 2021 at Jive

One last heat. One last chance to make it through to the SA Final of the Australian Poetry Slam…

ntestants 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 at Goodwood Theatre, Thursday, 30th September, and the two top finalists then go on to compete in the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase.

JIVE
181 Hindley Street West, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Thursday 16 September 2021
Sign-up from 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

$7 to compete or watch.
Click here to book at trybooking.com

Click here for the Facebook event.

Click here for the full schedule and rules.

Guest performer: Frankly

Quirky and eclectic, 25 year old Frankly, has been creating intimate performances across the East End and Festival scenes for the better part of a decade. Likened to Amanda Palmer and Regina Spektor, her compositions dance between whimsical and delicate, to dark and emotive. Accompanied by dynamic vocal textures and playful showmanship, audiences are absorbed by Frankly’s animated presence and candid approach to storytelling that centers around personal stories, mental health, feminism, the occult and the ridiculousness of life.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 3 does the Jive talk

Heat 3 winners
Heat 3 winner - Gemma Thorne
Heat 3 runner-up - Josie Dillon
Heat 3 - Andreas Drougas
Heat 3 - Cassandra Quin
Heat 3 - Carissa Fischer
Heat 3 - Celestine Rowe
Heat 3 - Madeleine Donna
Heat 3 - Matthew Pankhurst
Heat 3 - Paul Kohn
Heat 3 - Lexis
Heat 3 - Katelin Lawrie
Heat 3 - Nadia Patterson
Heat 3 sacrifice & MC - Kami
Jive Alive
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Another great heat, so many stunning voices… But alas, only two can make it through to the State Final on 30th September at Goodwood Theatre (hint, hint get your tickets now: see link below). Congratulations to Heat 3 winner Gemma Thorne and runner-up Josie Dillon who claimed their spots in a very tight competition. Two heats to go, so start warming up those vocal cords and sharpening those words!

Click here for tickets to the 2021 SA Slam State Final.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 2 scores high at Port Adelaide

heat 2 winners
heat 2 winner - Conor Brown
heat 2 runner-up - Pam Makin
heat 2 - Carissa Fischer
heat 2 - Celestine Rowe
heat 2 - CJ Heaton
heat 2 - Pauline Lergessner
heat 2 - Sally Giles
heat 2 - Tegan Sabine
heat 2 guest - Tailor Winston
heat 2 - Kami & Sarah appoint the judges
heat 2 - covid-safe - view from the mic
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A small but passionate gathering at Port Adelaide Library saw Conor Brown (winner) and Pam Makin (Runner Up) secure their spots in the SA State final on 30th September. Congratulations to both of you.

The scores across the night were incredibly close, so if you missed out, there are three more heats to go so get your words flowing!

Heat 3 is at Jive on Thursday 26th August. Click here for details.

Thanks to Port Adelaide and Enfield Libaries and Matilda Bookshop for their continued support.

SA Poetry Slam – Heat 4 – Woodcroft Library

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.

Woodcroft Library
175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale

Friday, 10 September, 2021
Sign-up from 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

$7 to compete or watch.
Click here to book at trybooking.com

Click here for the Facebook event.

Click here for the full schedule and rules.

Guest Performer: Emelia Haskey

Emelia Haskey has been performing slam poetry since 2017, with a focus on memoir based poetry. She was the 2019 South Australian State Poetry Slam Champion, going on to perform at the Sydney Opera House that same year. She was also a finalist in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Goolwa Poetry Cup. In 2021 she was chosen as the Poet in Residence at the Adelaide City Library, and hosted a series of workshops on the power of poetry through a pandemic. She is currently working on her first anthology, The Body On Trial.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 1 packs out the State Library

heat 1 - winners
heat 1 winner - Tracey O'Callaghan
heat 1 RunnerUp - Taeghan Buggy
heat 1 - Aaron Woolford
heat 1 - Cassandra Quin
heat 1 - Chris Best
heat 1 - Divya Jacob
heat 1 - Gemma Thorne
heat 1 - Luke Mann
heat 1 - Madison Simmonds
heat 1 - Matthew Pankhurst
heat 1 - Nadia Patterson
heat 1 - Pam Makin
heat 1 - Tegan Sabine
heat 1 - Special Guest Poet - Caitlin Ellen Moore
heat 1 - MC Sarah Jane Justice
heat 1 - full house
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A great first heat at the State Library to kick off the 2021 Slam season with some familiar faces and some new voices stepping up. A very appreciative crowd enjoyed some stunning poetry but there can only be one winner and one runner up, so congratulations to our winner Tracey O’Callaghan and runner up Taeghan Buggy who are off to the State Final on 30th September at Goodwood Institute.

Thanks to Chris Best of the photography and State Library of South Australia and Matilda Bookshop for their continued support.

SA Poetry Slam 2021 – Heat 3 – Jive

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.

Jive
181 Hindley Street West, Adelaide, SA 5000.

Thursday 26 August 2021
Sign-up from 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.

$7 to compete or watch.
Click here to book at trybooking.com

Click here for the Facebook event.

Click here for the full schedule and rules.

Guest performer: KAMI

A two time national finalist at the Australian Poetry Slam, Kami has performed in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, The National Young Writers Festival and The Melbourne Writers Festival. As a spoken word performer he has supported national and international music acts in Adelaide and Sydney, has hosted slams, book launches, panels and readings. He has two novellas out, has been published in various journals nationally and internationally and in 2010 was the winner of the Single Poet Collection award at the Poetry Unleashed Festival. Since 2013 he has been co-director of Spoken Word SA.