Nicki Bullock at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday 30th October 2022
from 5:30pm

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Nicki Bullock is also known as Dirty Nickers, possibly for her dirty mind or dirty mouth or variety of reasons we won’t go in to here, or mayhap because she is not afraid of dirty laundry, saying the things others prefer to remain unspoken, airing the secrets you are not supposed to talk of, abhorring censorship and this easily offended culture – for giving respect is different from taking offense; something that seems grossly misinterpreted these days. Her anger at the fuckedupedness of the world comes from a place of love for all the awesomeness; ‘in loving anger’ being the the theme of her ever-unfinished album she is working on and her current spoken word performance she will deliver. Unable to stay in any box, she has been given a vast array of labels: a happy psychedelic hillbilly; a foul-mouthed, crass punk; bike-riding brat; an idealistic hippy and acid-casualty artist; a rainbow explosion of chaos – ever evolving, defying description, spitting out words on stage is a rarer thing for Dirty Nickers these days, this Spoken Slurred will be her first spoken word performance of the year and she’s got lots of love and anger for you.

>> FREE entry 
>> open mic 
>> book raffle 
>> … beer

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Jay Simunov at Spoke N Slurred

Sunday 28th August 2022
from 5:30pm

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

The time is coming to get some more Sunday slurred action with a guest spot worthy of our ways…

Jay Simunov is an Adelaide “poet” who writes about bipolar disorder, longing to be kissed by attractive strangers, and revolutionary guerilla warfare. His work is inspired by the inflammatory political poetics of writers like Amiri Baraka and Sean Bonney as well as the work of social undesirables excluded from the respectable artworld such as the schizophrenic photographer David Nebreda, various repulsive internet cretins, and people who scrawl profanity in public bathrooms. He has never won an award for his poetry.

>> FREE entry 
>> open mic 
>> book raffle 
>> … beer

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Tracy ‘Coogs’ McNally at Spoke N Slurred

Tracy at the 2021 Australian Poetry Slam SA State Final. Photo: Judy Morris / SWSA

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide

Sunday July 31st 2022
from 5.30pm

FREE entry
open mic
book raffle
… beer

Having worn many hats, Tracy McNally, aka Coogs, has a few tales to tell, most of them too loud and about inappropriate things. In 2018, she donned the spoken word hat and, finding it rather suited her, has staunchly refused to take it off ever since. Tracy is a three-time state finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam competition and regularly features across Adelaide’s open mic poetry scene. She wears her spoken word hat tilted at a jaunty angle while serving dark humour and brutal honesty. Giving voice to shared insecurities and inconvenient truths, Tracy explores influences in her life such as motherhood and mental illness.

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Paul Kohn at Spoke n Slurred

Sunday 27th February, 2022
from 5.30pm.

Broadcast Bar
66A Grote Street, Adelaide.

Paul Kohn is a writer of poetry and short stories, performer of spoken word, and creator of music and lyrics. Residing in South Australia, he’s featured at The Good Word and West Side Petry Slam. Most recently placing third in the 2021 SA Winter Slam, he placed first in the July 2020 Ruckus Monthly Slam. His words have been published in Black Bough, Anti Heroin Chic, RDW World, and the Poetry at the Pub Anthology 2021. Paul writes as a way of processing, understanding, healing and growing, and shares his written and spoken word poetry all over Australia and the world in the hope that it helps others too.

>> FREE entry
>> open mic
>> book raffle

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

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