Friday 19 August 2022
doors open at 6:30pm for sign-up
State Library of South Australia
corner Kintore Avenue and North Terrace, Adelaide, 5000
The 2022 Australian Poetry Slam is upon us!
We’re ready to be rocked by the talent of our South Australian competitors. If you have what it takes to wow the crowd and the judges, we want to see you on that stage. There will be five SA heats, each sending a winner and runner-up to the State Final. From there, the two highest-scoring poets will be sent to the National Final.
For anyone who wants to watch slam poetry at its finest and most entertaining, this is the event for you. Not everyone wants to compete – and we need audience members too! Cheer on the poets and enjoy the show… You might even get to be a judge.
The cost for both audience and performers is $10. Sign-up for competitors is on the night when the doors open at 6.30PM. There’s a limit of 20 poets per heat so make sure to get there on time.
You can’t sign up to compete in advance, but you are encouraged to pre-book your tickets to attend.
Our feature guest artist for HEAT ONE is Tracy McNally.
Having worn many hats, Tracy McNally, aka Coogs, has a few tales to tell, most of them too loud and about inappropriate things. In 2018 she donned the spoken word hat and, finding it rather suited her, has staunchly refused to take it off ever since. Tracy is a three-time state finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam competition and regularly features across Adelaide’s open mic poetry scene. She wears her spoken word hat tilted at a jaunty angle while serving dark humour and brutal honesty. Tracy explores influences in her life such as motherhood and mental illness, giving voice to inconvenient truths and shared insecurities.