Poetry Slam heats are here!

…well in a couple of weeks anyway. The National Poetry Slam heats will be held at 5 different locations this year, starting off with Unley on October 7th at the Unley Town Hall. Registration starts at 5pm and the event kicks off at 5.30pm. Slammers get 2 minutes to recite, sing, howl, speak, rap, growl, whisper their poem and will be judged by random people in the audience. Full rules can be found here. There’s a maximum of 20 slammers at each heat, and there’s no pre-reg so it’s essentially first in, first serve. The first 15 slammers will automatically get a spot, the remaining 5 will be randomly drawn from a hat.

Tea Tree Gully has partnered with Port Adelaide Enfield this year so our heat is held at Greenacres Library, 2 Fosters Road, Greenacres on Thursday October 14th. Registration starts at 6.00pm and the event starts at 6.30pm. Further info from the Poetry Slam Website.

Attention all Slammers

Slam_LOGOnational_09NEWPoetry Slam is back! The Tea Tree Gully heat will be held on Wednesday October 28th. Registrations are taken from 6.00pm but the slamming starts at 6.30. This year the national organisers are cracking down on the rules, so there’s a maximum of 20 slammers per heat! If more than 20 register, names will be randomly drawn from a hat until we reach 20,  so camping out front of the library to get in first will not help.  Due to this there is also no pre-registration. But that aside, interest is mounting so it looks to be a massive event! The two winners from this heat will win cash prizes donated by Public Libraries SA and go to the State Final at Higher Ground Light Square on November 6th. Winners of the State Final get flown to Sydney to compete at the National Final at the Sydney Opera House! Info can be found at the Poetry Slam website, or by calling the library on 8397 7333.

Poetry Slam is coming!

Poetry Slam 2008The City of Tea Tree Gully Library is hosting the first heat of this national event on Wednesday 29 October from 6.30pm!

Be enthralled as local poets, writers and lyricists compete against each other for a chance to represent South Australia at the national final. The evening promises to be a profound experience of creative and possibly controversial performances! Thought provoking and mind opening, Poetry Slam is guaranteed to stir your emotions as we showcase a range of local creative talent.

Entrants have two minutes to win you and the judges over as they speak, sing, rap, yell or whisper their words. The two top placed performers earn a chance to compete in the SA final at the State Library! A wine and cheese supper will be offered, so come along for an amazing evening as our local poets Slam it out!

Check our Library News and Events webpage for further details, rules and pre-reg forms are available to download if you’d like to enter.