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
“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.“
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.
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
In 2019 in her second appearance at the national finals of the Australian Poetry Slam Caroline Reid made it through to the final five. Come see her in all her glory at the first Spoke N Slurred for the year.
You’ve heard her on the mic, you’ve seen her through your half closed eyes at the bar, now witness her SnS debut…
Chelsea Avard is a writer from Adelaide. She is co-editor of the short fiction and poetry anthology The Body. She holds a PhD from The University of Adelaide, where she currently works as a program coordinator. Her short fiction and poetry has been included in a range of works including the Sleepers Almanac, anthologies by Wakefield Press, University of Philippines Press and Midnight Sun, and online publications Verity La and Red Fez. Her poem, ‘How We Stay’, won the 2017 Verandah Literary Award.
ISBN 9781876502249 $19.00 Aus. ($15 at the launch); $13.00 USD; 10.00 GBP; 12.00 EUR. Available retail from 9/11/2019. Adelaide stores include Dymocks Rundle Mall, Dymocks Glenelg, Imprints Booksellers, Clarity Records and Streetlight. Online will include Barnes and Noble, Book Depository and Amazon.
Ashlee Karlar is a spoken word poet, writer and social worker. A former competitor in the Australian poetry slam, a previous poet in residence and a regular feature performer at open mics across Adelaide, Ashlee’s poetry is a cocktail of satirical social commentary and self love odes. A tequila enthusiast, she is also known for her borderline obsessive love of cats.
Alison Paradoxx is a Producer, Performance Poet, Event Host, Peace Foundation Award Winner, Disability Advocate, and State Poetry Slam Champion. She has performed everywhere from The Sydney Opera House, to The Crown and Anchor.
Her first solo production, Floral Peroxide, sold out its 2019 Adelaide Fringe season, won an award, and received a grant to show interstate. She is still getting her head around that one. Alison is currently learning to play the musical saw. She also creates electronic sound art with her partner, 5000AD, and twelve of her vertebrae are made of titanium. Her hair is bigger than yours. She loves you for buying this book. Go make friends with her on Instagram @alison.paradoxx, Facebook or Web: www.alisonparadoxx.com
Chiara Gabrielli is a queer artist living and working on Wurundjeri land. She has her fingers in many pies working as an actor, writer, theatre-maker and poet. Her mum is most proud of her work performing in the Ruby Award winning South Australian State Theatre Company’s production ‘Gorgon’, representing South Australia at the Sydney Opera House in the 2017 Australian National Poetry Slam, and being selected as the Adelaide City Library Poet in Residence. To be in the know on all her small gigs that make up an arts career, and also for just some gelati content, follow her on instagram at chiara.witha.ch or on facebook artist page.
Nico is a finger guns poet who kicks arse, self doubts, loves a beer and isn’t afraid to tell you when you’re acting like an arsehole. Won a shit ton of money in a huge slam but is just too good to be fucked anymore.