SA Poetry Slam 2016: Heat 4, Woodcroft Library, 9th September

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Heat 4 of the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam is coming your way!

Friday, 9th September

Woodcroft Library, 175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale.

Registrations open at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7:00pm.
20 competitors per heat – first 15 are guaranteed, if over 20 register those last five spots are decided by random draw.

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

Feature performer, Jill Wherry. Having always been interested in writing and the spoken word, after retiring Jill discovered bush poetry and began attending festivals to ‘test the water’ with her poems. The remnantsof her cute Irish lilt made her performances unique and she soon became a crowd favourite. Born with a keen eye for observation and a zany sense of humour, Jill records the quirky side of her life’s experiences through verse.

PLUS a very special guest: Nancy Bates is a singer-songwriter who describes herself as a late bloomer. Barkindji woman Nancy Bates is a new voice whose songs are written from life. Growing up in Broken Hill with ties to Wilcannia and Menindee, the Far West songbird has been on tour with Archie Roach in the UK but will be playing for us at Woodcroft Library on her return.

More details here.

Read the Slam rules here.


SA Poetry Slam 2016 supported by:

Sarah Jean: August Poet-in-Residence @ Adelaide City Library: Final Session, Saturday 27th, 2-4pm

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In collaboration with Spoken Word SA and Adelaide City Library, Sarah Jean presents The Words I Wish They’d Heard – a magic mixing pot of stories and secrets she thinks the world needs to hear.

Do you have a letter you wished you’d written? A text you should have sent? A sing you dreamed of singing? A message you wish you could have heard? A story you want to tell? Here’s your chance …

Come join in, tell your story, whisper the words or shout them loud (metaphorically… it is a library after all!) and tell the world (well, Adelaide at least) what you need it to hear. We cannot wait to hear your stories!

The Words I Wish They’d Heard will engage you in a process of writing letters. The culmination of these workshops will be a ‘spoken word’ style show similar to the Women Of Letters movement. If you’d like to be involved in the final performance, please contact Sarah Jean at the Library or via email.

Sarah Jean’s final performance is this Saturday, 27th August, 2 – 4 pm. Click here for more details of the event.

Adelaide City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall (Enter via Francis St – off Rundle Mall or via Da Costa Arcade)

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