QLD Poetry Festival – Distant Voices: Aug 24 – 27
75% of events are FREE! For ticketed events please visit queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Date: 24-27 August 2017
Time: Please see queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Where is it?
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, 4006
The 21st Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) turns up the volume on the best local and global poetic voices from 24‒27 August in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and a lot of other exciting satellite places. Featuring 120+ artists in 80+ sessions over four energetic days and nights, 75 percent of sessions are free. Building upon over 6000 attendees this past year, QPF2017 is the festival’s largest and most ambitious venture yet, showcasing poetry without boundaries and spoken word with no walls.
Redefining the poetic artform, the packed line-up includes slam poets, live music, panels, workshops, visual art installations, spoken word, film screenings, performance art, comedy and an inaugural poetry Publishers and Zine Fair.
With a theme of’Distant Voices’, QPF2017 will also emphasize First Nation, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse artists and actors from across Australia and the planet.
Tickets from queenslandpoetryfestival.com and Judith Wright Centre.