SA STATE FINAL 2022 Australian Poetry Slam – Here are our finalists!

Friday 30 September 2022
Doors from 7:30pm

Goodwood Institute Theatre
166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood, SA 5034

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After five sensational heats, we have our ten competitors for the SA Final of the Australian Poetry Slam. From there, our State Champion and runner-up will be headed to the NATIONAL FINALS to represent SA. This is South Australia’s biggest slam poetry gig of the year. Hosted at the picturesque Goodwood Institute Theatre, the crowd will cheer, holler, and stomp to support our finest poets. Buy your ticket ASAP – this one usually sells out!

Congratulations and good luck to:
Sarah Almutairi
Grace Atta
Tracey O’Callaghan
Conor Brown
Matthew Pankhurst
Karissa de Leeuw
Taeghan Buggy
Britt Frantzmann

⭐ Get ready South Aussies! This is going to be sensational! ⭐

Our feature guest artist for THE FINAL is Sarah Jane Justice.

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Sarah Jane Justice, SWSA team member and our MC for the 2022 heats, is a multi-faceted writer with a specialisation in the art of slam poetry. She has competed in the Australia Poetry Slam twice, making it to the State Finals both times, and winning the SA State Champion title in 2018, which took her to the national finals that year. In her time competing, she has also won the Goolwa Poetry Cup, the Salisbury Fringe Poetry Slam, and the Northern Fringes Poetry Slam, as well as being a finalist in many other slam competitions. She has presented three times at ‘Hear Me Roar’, Adelaide Writers’ Week’s prestigious spoken word showcase, and was awarded a stint as the City Library’s Poet in Residence in 2017. In addition to her slam poetry credentials, Sarah is a published author and poet, a singer-songwriter, and a voice actor with numerous credits to her name. Find out more about her work at

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