An amazing state final to a packed house saw a slam off for second place! A great night, some superb poetry. Now, our winner Emelia Haskeyand runner up Caroline Reidare off to Sydney! And well done to Jill Wherry who was pipped in the slam off but certainly didn’t go down without a fight!
2019 SA Poetry Slam State Final Friday 27 September 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm) Goodwood Institute Theatre 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood $20 Book at Trybooking.com/525187
After 5 massive full-house heats, we now have our 10 competitors for the 2019 SA Poetry Slam State Final. Congratulations to:
Heat 1 winner Caroline Reid & runner up Tracey O’Callaghan Heat 2 winner Emelia Haskey & runner upLJ Thiele Heat 3 winner Jill Wherry & runner upOcean Trimboli Heat 4 winner Scott Bartholemaeus & runner upAbraham Freeman Heat 5 winner Mika Friebel & runner up Andrew Drake
Under the new rules, each poet will be performing a new poem, different from the one that got them to the Final… Get in early to book your tickets: this event usually sells out quickly!
Our guest performer for the evening is the incredibly talented MANAL YOUNUS, an Australian based freelance storyteller. The young writer and spoken word artist uses her poetry to both discover and strengthen her identity as well as to spark thought and discussions amongst those around her. Manal facilitates writing and performance workshops in schools, community groups and professional environments to encourage others to develop their own voices. Since making the Australian Poetry Slam National Finals in 2013, Manal no longer competes in slams but has gone on to perform around the country including at The Sydney Opera House. In 2015, Manal released her first book of poetry called ‘Reap’ and launched it with a national tour with official launches in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth and feature performances in Queensland and New South Wales. In 2016, Manal represented Australia at the Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang, Malaysia.
The fifth and final heat at Jive had the most poets register than we have ever had in our time running the SA heats! Sadly that meant some had to miss out but what a stellar night it was. Congratulations to winnerMika Friebel and runner up Andrew Drake who are into theSA State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre.Click here to get your tickets now! Thanks once again to Matilda Bookshop for their sponsorship of our official photographer Rose Mackenzie.
Jon Brooks is a stand up comedian from Port Pirie – that explains it all, really. A journalist by trade, he’s written for TV shows including Rove Live and Legally Brown. He’s a regular guest on ABC radio, host of the Swear Jar Podcast and won best new artist at the Adelaide Fringe in 2011. Brooks will return to the Adelaide Fringe in 2020 with his 7th solo hour, Selfies From Chernobyl. Other shows of note include Sargasm, Beer and Loathing and The Evil Dad.
Thursday 12th September Sign in at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start.
Jive Nightclub 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 $6
A great heat at the UniBar Adelaide saw a full house and a full line up of poets. Congratulations to our winner Jill Wherry and runner up Ocean Trimboli who have booked their spots at the SA State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre. Thanks to our intrepid photographer Rose Mackenzie for the great work and to Matilda Bookshop for their ongoing sponsorship.