Poetry Slam SA 2018


The search is on to find Australia’s best spoken word poet!

Speak, howl, whisper or sing your original poem at the South Australian heats of the Australian Poetry Slam, an electric live event where the audience is the judge.

Following the very successful and inaugural Rumble SA slam program for poets 26 and under, Spoken Word SA is gearing up to kick off the South Australian component of the Australian Poetry Slam season with an official launch and its very first heat at 7pm Friday, 17th August at the State Library of South Australia.

Contestants are given two minutes to perform their original poem on stage at one of five heats scheduled to take place at different locations around metropolitan Adelaide during the August – September period.

The rules are simple. There are no props, no costumes, and no music allowed; just the poet and their words. Click here to read the full rules. Judges are selected at random from the audience.

The heat winners compete again at the SA Final, to be held this year at the Goodwood Institute (166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood). Always a popular event on the Spoken Word SA calendar, it has sold out in advance three years running.

The SA Final winner and runner up are then flown to Sydney to slug it out for over $10 000 in prizes and the coveted title of Australian Slam Poet 2018 at the Australian Poetry Slam National Showcase and Final hosted at the Sydney Opera House.

SA Heat 1 :: Friday 17th August
State Library of SA Institute Building, Cnr North Tce/ Kintore Ave, Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start – $6 Admission

SA Heat 2 :: Saturday 25th August
Salisbury Institute, 17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury
2.30pm sign up for 3:00pm start – $6 Admission

SA Heat 3 :: Saturday 1st September
Jive Nightclub, 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  – $6 Admission

SA Heat 4 ::Friday 7th September
Woodcroft Library, 175 Bains Road, Morphettvale
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start –  $6 Admission

SA Heat 5 ::Thursday 13th September
Kings Head Hotel, 357 King William Street, Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7:00pm start  – $6 Admission

SA State Final ::Thursday 20th September
Goodwood Institute Theatre, 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8:00pm start – $20 Admission.
Book tickets from  https://www.trybooking.com/402694