The 2020 Australian Poetry Slam is back!

This year has thrown up some pretty serious challenges for the poetry / spoken word / slam community but we are pleased to announce that the Australian Poetry Slam is back for 2020.

At this stage, the SA heats and final of the slam are planned to go ahead as real-time, real-world live events in venues across town, assuming social-distancing / venue opening conditions do not become any more restrictive. However, all events will be adhering to a COVID-19 safety plan. And, of course, plans could change at any time if the situation deteriorates here in Adelaide.

Click here to read the rules for 2020.

Keeping all that in mind, here is the proposed time-table of events:

SA Heat 1
Friday 21th August
Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7pm start  $6

SA Heat 2
Friday 11th September
Parks Library
46 Trafford Street Angle Park
6.30pm sign up for 7pm start  $6

SA Heat 3
Friday 18th September
Woodcroft Library
175 Bains Road Morphettvale
6.30pm sign up for 7pm start   $6

SA Heat 4
State Library of South Australia – date to be confirmed

SA Heat 5
Thursday 1st October 
Jive Nightclub
181 Hindley Street Adelaide
6.30pm sign up for 7pm start  $6

SA State Final
Saturday 17th October
Goodwood Institute Theatre
166a Goodwood Road Goodwood
Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start  $20