Winter Warm-Up Slam – Heat 1

Thursday, 24 June 2021
Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm start

The Joinery
111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

$6 to compete or look on. Click here to book tickets at trybooking.

Get ready to sharpen your slam tools! The fallout from 2020 meant that 2021 started on a slow note for slam in SA. With the Australian Poetry Slam looming on the horizon, we wanted to give our poets a chance to get back on the stage! Practice competing with some new poems, brush up on the old ones, and have fun sharing your work with an audience.

To get those poetry muscles warmed up, we’re putting the fire under your toes by doing this with only TWO HEATs and one final. Five competitors from each heat will battle it out at Jive for prizes and glory. With only two opportunities to get through to the final, you’re going to want to make sure you get those heat dates in your calendar!

Standard slam rules apply – that means a two minute maximum for poems, no props or costumes, and judges chosen randomly from the audience.

HEAT ONE will be taking place at The Joinery, a great little community venue next to the bus depot on Franklin St. Doors will open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, with a $6 fee for both audience and competitors. We’re diving straight into the competition for this one – no feature act!

We’re very lucky to have heat one sponsored by two amazing local businesses, The Devotea and Heartfelt Support.

The Devotea is South Australia’s home of fresh, vibrant loose leaf tea blends. Since 2007, locals have enjoyed our unique range. Our monthly blending ensures the freshest tea, sent direct to you. Find out more at

Horses are cool to hang out with, and Heartfelt Support is a disability support agency that lets you interact with them to learn, to grow, to feel better. Our flexible Horse Centred Wellbeing programme is based in Onkaparinga Hills and is personalised for every client. We’re support workers, not fancy (and expensive) equine therapists, so expect fun as you meet your goals. Find out more at

Poetry book prizes for the heats and runner-up at the final are kindly donated by Adelaide based publisher Wakefield Press. 

Click here for the Facebook event.