Well that’s that! The inaugural Rumble SA Youth Slam program is over. Congratulations to all our finalists and all our poets along the way. Our very first Rumble SA Youth Slam winner is Audrey Mason-Hyde! Runner-up was Divya Jacob and Jill Saji came in third.
Thank you to everyone involved with The Rumble SA program. Thank you to Arts South Australia for the funding support as part of their Community Arts & Cultural Development program. Thank you to Writers SA and particularly Sarah Tooth for the ongoing support, City of Salisbury, SA, Australia, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide City Libraries, Onkaparinga Youth and Base 10, Dymocks Adelaide, Carclew and their fifth quarter program. We couldn’t have done this without the support of these organisations.
Then there were the wordsmiths who shared their experience and skills at the workshops and events – Manal Younus, Kultar Ahluwalia, Ashlee Karlar, Jason Marsiglia,, Tomas Ford and Nico. Thank you to Elysha Glaser for the great camera work on a very tight schedule. And without our volunteers we wouldn’t get anything done at all! Melissa Leaver, Ian Gibbins and Michael Hier for their help and support, above and beyond just being ‘volunteers’ at times. And all the poets and artists who braved the mic and stepped onto the stage. The future indeed looks bright!