Nadia Patterson at Spoke N Slurred

Nadia Patterson. pic: Ian Gibbins

Sunday September 26th
from 5:30pm

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

>> FREE entry 
>> Open mic 
>> Book raffle 
>> Cheap booze

Nadia Patterson was a first timer at Spoke N Slurred four years ago, and has since been a friendly face as she makes her name across town at various open mics ever since. She has been writing short stories and poetry since she was a kid on the west coast of South Australia, and since joining us here in the big smoke she has been published by the likes of Porridge Magazine, Tunnel Vision and was the winner of the 2020 Mindshare Awards in the Published Established Poets category. Along with her words Nadia creates art pieces of different mediums as a visual accompaniment to her poetry which you can find on Instagram at @fastwords223. Nadia has been a regular feature across different Paroxysm events since she first attended those four years ago, and she’s back at it this month at Spoke N Slurred with some new works to evoke all kinds of emotion. It would be a shame for you to miss it.

Cecilia Ronson at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday August 29th
from 5:30pm

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

>> FREE entry 
>> Open mic 
>> Book raffle 
>> Cheap booze

Cecilia Ronson performed Spoken Word poetry for the first time in 2020. Motivated to have a “Taylor Swift” moment, the spontaneous sign up ultimately ended up being the best thing she has ever done. In her short career Cecilia has already performed multiple times, including two occasions on Radio Adelaide. Her segment on the radio inspired the station to create a whole segment on poetry and have now opened opportunities to local acts. The connection she has with the Adelaide poetry community mostly stems from Mixed Bag Poetry. MBP is an open mic night that debuted in October 2020. Once a month she takes the stage to perform her original work and to host the night. Her time running MBP has sparked a new appreciation to listening to poetry and never wanting to stop learning. She has also been fortunate enough to feature at Social Hearts Club, a poetry night that she has supported and had worked collaboratively with MBP. Cecilia will not define her poetry style anytime soon, just like her identity, sexuality and personality, she is still learning what it is.

Carissa Fischer at Spoke n Slurred – is back!

SUNDAY 8th August, 2021
from 5:30pm

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

>> FREE entry
>> Open mic
>> Book raffle
>> Cheap booze

Carissa Fischer is a performance poet, born and raised in roaring Radelaide. With the use of lyrical language, upbeat tone and metaphoric prose, they explore intersectional identities, and how to navigate these landscapes in their self described coming of age journey. Creating poems and writing creatively since age 15, Carissa has immersed themselves in the poetry scene. Testing the waters, they performed at FEAST’s Queer Youth Underground in 2018 and 2019, officially debuting in 2019 as a feature poet at Draw Your (S)words. They have since performed at the University’s Senior College Fringe Showcase 2020, and spoke at Better Together, closing the national conference with a poetry set. Still navigating the poetry scene, and coming into their own as an artist, Carissa views their poems as a work in progress.

Kami at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday 27th June 2021
from 5:30pm

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

KAMI. One of the original Paroxysm Press 98ers. National tourer. Two time Australian Poetry Slam national finalist. One of the founders of Spoken Word SA. Three books to his name. Former booze hound. Now sober as a judge.

>> FREE entry
>> open mic
>> cheap booze
>> book raffle

Click here for the Facebook Event.

Spoke n Slurred “F*ck the Fr*nge” sessions

Well, February – March is traditional Adelaide Fringe time and you know what that means… So Paroxysm Press is striking out with its own fiercely independent festival of all the usual Spoke n Slurred madness with less obscenity, unless requested… Get these Thursdays in your diary and support the local spoken word community!

All events at the Broadcast Bar, 66A Grote Street, Adelaide, starting at 7:00pm.

There’ll be a fabulous guest performer each night with an open mic, raffles to support the artists, and the Broadcast Bar will be open for service.

Thursday 25th February: Piers Diprose

Thursday 4th March: Tracey “Coogs” McNally

Thursday 11th March: Kathy Parker

Thursday 18th March: Themba Shumba

Chris Jaksa at Spoke N Slurred – 2021!

Okay, 2020 you win!

Spoke n Slurred returns
Sunday, 31 January, 2021
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

FREE ENTRY

Open Mic
Book raffle
$6 beer
$5 bourbons and vodkas

Click here for the facebook event.

Chris Jaksa is new to the scene but has already blown us away by taking out the #2 spot in the SA leg of the Australian Poetry Slam and finishing in the top 5 of the Australian Poetry Slam final streamed on-line.

Let’s all hope for a better new year and we’ll see you then.

BUT it’s a great time to get back to our ‘Lockdown Facebook group‘ to post us your spoken word…

Sarah Jane Justice at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday, 30th August, 2020
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Sarah Jane Justice (dis)graces us as the first guest performer of the ‘Covid Era’. With restrictions all over the place numbers will be limited so don’t mess around. Sarah Jane Justice is a fixture in the SA spoken word scene. Over the past few years, she has won the SA state final of the Australian Poetry Slam, the Goolwa Poetry Cup, and the Northern Fringes Slam. In addition to her spoken word titles, she has had her written poetry and short fiction published over four continents, released four studio collections of original music, and curated the mixed media exhibition ‘Cracks in our Shadows’.

FREE ENTRY
open mic
book raffle
$6 beer / $5 bourbons and vodkas

Click here for the Facebook event.

“Spitting Teeth” reviewed in Glam Adelaide

Click here to check out Tracey Korsten’s review of the latest Paroxysm Press book, Spitting Teeth in Glam Adelaide.

“Four local poets who have carved their names into legend on the microphone, now take to the page in this new anthology... A quirky and thought-provoking collection of locally written poetry...

Each of these poets has important things to say: about being female, being queer, being non-Anglo-Celtic, being ill, and most importantly, being human. Each of them writes with passion, technical skill and originality...

This is a great volume to help you discover some of the fantastic contemporary poets living within our fine city.

WE’RE BACK! Spoke N Slurred at Broadcast Bar…

aka Fuck COVID!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2020
5:30 PM – 9 PM

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

WE ARE BACK PAROXYSM PEOPLE!

Rest in Peace Brick City Bar, we’ll miss you. Long live Broadcast Bar!

The most munted spoken word event around is out the other side of the COVID-19 crap and firing up again in this ‘open mic only’ celebration party gig (guest performers will return from August on).

FREE ENTRY
Open mic
Book raffle
$6 beer
$5 bourbons and vodkas
And FREE copies of the Paroxysm Press book American Blow Job to be given away if and when you are asked to do something weird or dodgy or perhaps just picked at random.

Click here for the Facebook event.

Two big Spoke N Slurred developments during COVID-19

We are sorry to say that the current home of Spoke N Slurred, Brick City Bar has closed its doors for good. Goodbye with love you true legends of rock n roll and the spoken word scene. Respect to you forever.

There will be news on a new home soon.

However throughout the ‘isolation’ period people have been keeping us entertained and in touch via our new Facebook group, Spoke N Slurred ‘In Lockdown’. Not only has it been a lot of fun but it gives access to the event for people from different geographical locations. Plus it keeps a bit of an ongoing record of material performed. It is something we plan to continue even after the live event reopens so please jump onboard.
www.facebook.com/groups/312972836339845