Hot start to 2024 Summer Slam – Heat 1

Heat 1 Winners
Winner – Nicola Watson
Runner-up – Kerry Cook
Third – Terry Anne
Adam Paul B
Helium Liu
Izzy Rogers
Thomas Cassidy
Kerryn Tredrea
John McGuiness
Mel Chatfield
Erin Franklin
Luke Baker
Gail
Annette Swain
MC and Sacrifice – Sarah Jane Justice
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Heat 1 Winners
Winner - Nicola Watson
Runner-up - Kerry Cook
Third - Terry Anne
Adam Paul B
Helium Liu
Izzy Rogers
Thomas Cassidy
Kerryn Tredrea
John McGuiness
Mel Chatfield
Erin Franklin
Luke Baker
Gail
Annette Swain
MC and Sacrifice - Sarah Jane Justice
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Great start to the 2024 Summer Slam! Fabulous audience and poets featuring a bunch of new faces! Congrats to winner Nicola Watson, runner-up Kerry Cook and third place Terry Anne, who have all qualified for the Summer Slam Final at Jive on Thursday 1st February.

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Summer Slam 2024 – Heat 3

$10 entry at trybooking or at the door for both audience and competitors. 

Slam it into 2024! Spoken Word SA’s annual Summer Slam is back. In a friendly, low stakes – but high fun – competition, poets will bring their words and voices to stages around Adelaide. The top three scoring poets from each heat will make it to the final… along with two “wild card” entrants! Our wild cards will be stand-out performers from any heat that didn’t get through … ... Read more ...

Summer Slam 2024 – Heat 2 featuring Mixed Bag collaboration!

$10 entry at trybooking or at the door for both audience and competitors. 

Slam it into 2024! Spoken Word SA’s annual Summer Slam is back. In a friendly, low stakes – but high fun – competition, poets will bring their words and voices to stages around Adelaide. The top three scoring poets from each heat will make it to the final… along with two “wild card” entrants! Our wild cards will be stand-out performers from any heat that … ... Read more ...

Summer Slam 2024 – Heat 1

$10 entry at trybooking or at the door for both audience and competitors. 

Slam it into 2024! Spoken Word SA’s annual Summer Slam is back. In a friendly, low stakes – but high fun – competition, poets will bring their words and voices to stages around Adelaide. The top three scoring poets from each heat will make it to the final… along with two “wild card” entrants! Our wild cards will be stand-out performers … ... Read more ...

Watch Katherine Sortini’s winning performance in the 2023 Australian Poetry Slam SA Final

Katherine Sortini, winner South Australian Poetry Slam 2023 performing at the State Final Goodwood Theatre, Goodwood 30th September 2023.

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Feast Poet-in-Residence Jacinta Way presents “Sonder” at City Library

The poetry fun never stops here in Adelaide, and during November as part of Feast FestivalAdelaide City Libraries is hosting a unique poet in residence experience!

Feast Poet-in-Residence Jacinta Way presents “Sonder”.

Have you ever looked at a stranger on a bus and wondered what they were thinking, where they grew up and when they stopped believing in the tooth fairy? Join local theatre-maker and poet, Jacinta Way, in a one-on-one guided conversation with a complete stranger. Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask in a safe space and finish your meeting by creating a … ... Read more ...

Be Natural Poetry Slam – poetry comes to the Nature Festival

winner – Radhe Krishna
runner up – River Hill
third – Tracey O’Callaghan
Henry Davis
Kerryn Tredrea
David Cronin
Conor Brown
Ginny Thorne
Emma Collins
Tim O’Laughlin
Jill Wherry
Luke Baker
Beth Baillie
Drew Cuffley
guest – Matthew Pankhurst
audience
MC Kami
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winner - Radhe Krishna
runner up - River Hill
third - Tracey O'Callaghan
Henry Davis
Kerryn Tredrea
David Cronin
Conor Brown
Ginny Thorne
Emma Collins
Tim O'Laughlin
Jill Wherry
Luke Baker
Beth Baillie
Drew Cuffley
guest - Matthew Pankhurst
audience
MC Kami
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The “Nature Festival – Be Natural Poetry Slam” brought out a fine group of poets, including some excellent new faces, for a fabulous night of nature-inspired poetry. Guest poet Matthew Pankhurst entertained us with hedgehogs, mice and other denizens of the wild. Congratulations to winner Radhe Krishna, runner-up River Hill, and third-place Tracey O’Callaghan.… ... Read more ...

Nature Festival 2023 – Be Natural Poetry Slam

Saturday 14 October 2023
Poets sign up from 6.30pm, slam commences at 7pm.

Dymocks Adelaide
Regent Theatre Level 1, Shop 45 101/107 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

$10 at Humanitix

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Now in its fourth year, the ‘Be Natural’ Poetry Slam is an all ages event with the broad theme of nature and what it means to you giving the participants the opportunity to stretch their creative ‘limbs’ and think about what nature and the natural world does mean to them. The rules are simple – one poem, two minutes maximum, no props, no costumes, no … ... Read more ...