March 27th, 2022 5:00 PM — March 28th, 2022 8:00 PM



March 27th, 2022 5:00 PM — March 28th, 2022 8:00 PM


Two performances of Caroline Reid's SIARAD as part of Mount Gambier Fringe. Presented in collaboration with Adelaide Fringe and Arts South Australia.

SIARAD (a welsh word meaning “to speak”) is the perfect blend of poetry, theatre and storytelling adapted from Australian Poetry Slam finalist and author Caroline Reid's 2020 published collection of poetry and prose. SIARAD explores themes of love, relationship, loss, ageing, grief and joy with Reid’s self-deprecating honesty, humour and unassuming conversational style drawing her audience into this spoken word theatre performance with a consistent element of surprise. 

"a great introduction to poetry for the uninitiated" GLAM ADELAIDE

"incredibly funny,  personable and unpretentious" IN DAILY

"something like a punch in the stomach that you asked for" ARTS HUB


This event is presented by the Writers SA No Limits: Young Regional Writers program but we welcome all writers, readers and audiences aged 15+ to attend SIARAD. While in Mount Gambier, Caroline is also facilitating a poetry workshop open to ages 15+


Our No Limits: Young Regional Writers program offers a diverse range of online and in-person writing workshops and events in three regional SA locations: Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and Limestone Coast.


About Caroline Reid

Caroline Reid is a plural poet who plays in multiple mediums. Her debut collection of poetry and prose SIARAD was published in 2020 (ES-Press), recorded as an experimental audiobook and debuted as spoken word theatre in Adelaide Fringe 2021. Caroline is a multi-finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam and her written work has been shorlisted in multiple literary awards including The Tom Collins Poetry Prize and Bath Flash Fiction Award. Her video poems have screened in multiple festivals, most recently the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Weaving together the ordinary and the cosmic, Caroline writes with black-hole humour and an empathy for humankind, in equal measure. She has spent many years honing her craft in a community context and continues to teach creative writing in the community, advocate for accessibility to the arts for all members of the community, and assist artists living with disabilities at Tutti Arts Inc.


Venue: Limestone Coast Pantry, 1/20 Harrald Street Mount Gambier 5290 

Shows: Sunday 27th March, 5pm and Monday 28th March, 7pm

Tickets: via Adelaide Fringe


—All staff, speakers, and attendees of in-person events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or hold a current medical exemption, in order to attend; and must comply with any precautionary measures Writers SA puts in place. We may request proof of your vaccination status or medical exemption upon entry. See our full policy here.

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