Coming up: Paroxysm Press HAMMERS the live spoken word mic…

Paroxysm Press is supporting a range of hot spoken word gigs during April and May!!

Sunday 30th April:
Lewis-Alan Trathen (Sydney) @ Spoke N Slurred at The Brick City bar. Click here for details.

Saturday May 20th:
Paroxysm Press group guest spot again at this year’s multi-venue music-fest ‘A Day of Clarity’. Click here for the line-up. Venue TBA.

Saturday May 27th:
‘Too Stubborn To Die’. A massive gig with ten spoken word artists at Jive Nightclub. Line-up TBA.

Sunday May 27th:
‘The Hangover’ @ Spoke N Slurred, featuring spoken word and ‘flash fiction’ from a likely very ill ‘Publisher’.

Stay tuned for more details…

NICO kicks Spoke N Slurred: March 26th

Nico hit the scene monster time with her win at the biggest $ slam in town, the 2017 Goolwa Poetry Cup.

She is fucking good. The younguns are kickin’ arse. The old farts are still raging against their livers.

See her in action at

Spoke N Slurred, Sunday 26th March,

at the Coffee Pot, 5:00 – 8:30pm.

And of course…

open mic
raffle prizes.

Click here for more event info.

Alison Bennett at Spoke N Slurred, 26th February @ The Coffee Pot

Alison Bennett exploded on to the local scene by taking out the SA Final of the Australian Poetry Slam before heading off to compete at the Nationals in the Sydney Opera House.

We want her to become a Paroxysm live regular and we’re starting… now.

The Coffee Pot, 27 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Sunday 26th February, 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

I’m not gonna lay you out a bio here. It’s simple. She kicks arse. You want to see her live on the mic. You want to be her but you can’t coz she’s better than you. This gig is gonna be a tour de force.

And now even more… Anisa Nandaula is an 18 year old up coming spoken word poet. She is the current Queensland slam poetry champion and a runner up for the National Australian slam poetry finals. Her political poetry focuses on not only highlighting social issues but educating and engaging people to have difficult discussions on these issues. Anisa is one of the lead organisers for poetry organisation Voices of Colour and aims to elevate the voices of people of colour in the poetry scene. Click here to see her in action.

And of course…

open mic
raffle prizes
$5 beers

Click here for more info.

Summer Slam Heat 4 winners!

It was hot on the floor, in the air, along the Mall, but nothing got close to the contestants on the night! Some great words, an excellent crowd, the usual Coffee Pot monster vibe, and huge cheers to winner, Ailsinn Rossi and, runner-up, Mike Hopkins. Both are off the Summer Slam Final Friday 10th February at Jive. Click here for details.

UPDATE!!! Aislinn went on to win the 2017 Summer Slam Final!!

“100 Lightnings” in for Award

The Aurealis Awards were established in 1995 by Chimaera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis magazine, to recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

The Paroxysm Press anthology 100 Lightnings (ed. Stephen Studach) and some of the stories contained within have been submitted to the 2016 Aurealis Awards. We’ll let you know how it goes. Click on the logo below for more info about the awards.


Melbourne Spoke N Slurred – 100 Lightnings Special Edition


Paroxysm Press hits Melbourne again so gather one and all for your chance to blow us away on the open mic at the new locale for

Black Hole Collectables

31 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea, VIC 3185,
Friday 25th November, 2016, 7:30 – 10:00pm.

This special edition of Spoke N Slurred will feature readings from the flash fiction anthology 100 Lightnings, including: Lucy Sussex, Steven Paulsen
MC’d (and performance) by Daniel Watson, and more TBA.


Click here for more info.

Spoke N Slurred featuring Jason Marsiglia: December 4th



Spoke N Slurred, Sunday 4th December
The Coffee Pot, 27 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, 5:30 – 9:30 pm.

Time for some more Spoke N Slurred poetic debauchery with…

JASON MARSIGLIA who has been ripping the hell out of the scene for the last couple of years. A regular performer he is also a two time national finalist at the Australian Poetry Slam; 2016 and in 2015 where he won the state final and placed an overall second in the whole damn country!

So enough of that slam style 1 poem, 2 minutes for a bit and come see Jason give you the full set length performance.

FREE entry + open mic + $5 beer + $6 spirits + raffle + free snacks!!

And note there won’t be another Spoke N Slurred until 29th January 2017!!

See Jason in action at the 2016 SA Poetry Slam Final:

Photo courtesy of Purvis All Creative; video courtesy of Hannah Tunstill.

Spoke n Slurred, featuring Amy Watson … was a blinder!! Stay tuned for the next session…

5:00 pm – 9:30 pm, October 30, 2016

The Coffee Pot, Rundle Mall, Adelaide


Time for some more Spoke N Slurred poetic debauchery with…


who rocked us all on the scene when she came out swinging as a national Australian Poetry Slam finalist while only a kid.

While she’s still a kid to us, those years in between have not been wasted

and you’ll get the f u l l    f e a t u r e   s e t treatment at this one!

FREE entry
open mic
$5 beer
$6 spirits
Free snacks