Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2019

WHAT'S ON...

Disability and Narrative Responsibility

Queensland Poetry Awards & Opening Night

QPF Cabaret

Sign Your Rhyme in a Deaf World

Festival Fever: Opening Night After Party

Australian Poetry Slam: 2019 Queensland Final

IN CONVERSATION: Ishion Hutchinson

IN CONVERSATION: Selina Tusitala Marsh

IN CONVERSATION: Omar Sakr

WORKSHOP: Take a Chants on Me!

WORKSHOP: Podcasts and Sound Stories

WORKSHOP: Multi-Species Poetry

WORKSHOP: Do You Hear What I Hear?

WORKSHOP: Inner Ear

WORKSHOP: The Writer and The Radical Archive

WORKSHOP: Setting the Tone

WORKSHOP: Audio Description as a Poetic Device

WORKSHOP: Know Your Place

WORKSHOP: Making Room for the Inner Life

WORKSHOP: Visual Narratives with Nicky Minus

SlammED!

The Autopsy Elegies

WORKSHOP: Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Coriolis Effect

Cirquetry

Like a Persian

You Don’t Sound Asian 

Women in Exile

LISTEN IN SERIES: Reading Queensland 

The Regions Are Roaring

Poetry in First Languages 

Breakfast with Jim Everett-puralia meenamatta 

Disrupting the Ableist Narrative 

The Animal Panimal

Why Poetry Slams 

Listening to Queerness 

WORKSHOP: Story Swap

Poetry Play Time for Grown-Ups

Grad Salon (CANCELLED)

LISTEN IN SERIES: Emerging Voices Salon 

ALL EARS

Sun Music: Judith Beveridge 

The Realest Reading 

LAUNCH: Gregory Kan and Sugar Magnolia Wilson

LAUNCH: Amnesia Findings 

Solid Air

LAUNCH: Lyre

The Old Lie

LAUNCH: Concrescence

Illustrator in Residence

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • ACCESSIBILITY

    The majority of QPF venues are wheelchair accessible.

    / AUSLAN

    Auslan interpretation is available for the following events:

    Opening Night Party + Awards Presentation

    QPF Cabaret

    Reading Queensland

    / ACCESSIBLE PROGRAM

    You can view an accessible version of our program at www. queenslandpoetryfestival.com/ accessibility

    QPF is committed to improving accessibility and hope to have audio description and relaxed performances available in 2019, if not sooner. You can keep up with improvements on our website.

  • CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

    / QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC. wants to ensure the enjoyment and safety of everyone attending the festival. QPF is a safe space that embraces inclusivity and diversity. We have a policy of zero tolerance for hate speech or aggression.

    By attending any the events we present, you agree to be bound by the following conditions of entry. If you fail to do so, you may be removed from the event and banned from attending future events.

    You must behave in an appropriate and respectful manner. You may be liable for prosecution, fined or ejected from a QPF event or festival if you behave in a manner which:

    • is offensive, intimidating, threatening, discriminatory, unlawful or anti-social;

    • threatens the safety of others;

    • damages the property of others; or

    • interferes with or distracts any artist performing at the festival, or another’s enjoyment of that performance.

    QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC. reserves the right to determine whether your behaviour is appropriate and to eject or refuse entry to any persons. If ejected, you must not re-enter or attempt to re-enter the event or festival for a period of 24 hours.

    QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC. ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO:

    (a) refuse entry to patrons who have been previously ejected from any of its events or festivals; and

    (b) issue patrons who breach these conditions with an immediate fixed-term or indefinite banning notice excluding them from attending future events and festivals.

    It is the sole discretion of QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC. to allow banned patrons to attend future events. QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC. has the right to pursue legal action if patrons fail to comply with the conditions of their banning notice.

    You must follow the directions of QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC.’S agents and staff and the directions of the venue’s agents and staff.

    If you become aware of anything that affects your safety or the safety of others attending the event, report it immediately to the venue’s agents or staff. Entry to any QPF event is at your own risk.

    You acknowledge that QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL INC. may use your image or likeness as part of a recording of the event.

  • TRANSPORT

    / PUBLIC TRANSPORT

    Fortitude Valley is well serviced by both bus and train networks.The 199, 196 and 195 buses all stop directly out front of the Judith Wright Centre. Visit the Translink website for more information.

    / ONLINE $5 PARKING DEAL

    Visitors to the Judith Wright Centre can receive $5 flat rate parking at Secure-A-Spot Parking in Berwick St from 4pm onwards weekdays and all day on weekends. To access this deal patrons MUST book online prior to arriving at the Judy. Visit http://judithwrightcentre.com/plan-a-visit

  • BUYING TICKETS

    / QTIX TICKETED EVENTS

    Tickets may be purchased online or at the QPF Box Office throughout the Festival. Individually ticketed events are listed here.

    To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book ahead as capacity is limited.

    / GENERAL PROGRAM

    Access QPF’s General Program for Saturday and Sunday with a $10 Day Pass per day. Your Day Pass is free when you book any individually ticketed event for that day.

    Day Passes will also be available to purchase at the Judith Wright Centre during the festival.

    / FREE EVENTS

    We hope you enjoy the selection of free events scheduled during the festival. Please note that admission to QPF’s free events is on a first come, first served basis and admission may be refused after the scheduled commencement time.

  • POP-UP STORES

    / POETRY ZINE FAIR / SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST  / 12:00PM–5:00PM

    Hand crafted, self-published goodies for sale including zines, comics, illustrations, poetry collections and wares from local and interstate artists, plus live entertainment and events throughout the day.

    / FESTIVAL BOOKSTORE  / JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE THURSDAY – SUNDAY

    Your one-stop, pop-up, poetry shop, open daily in the Foyer from 10:00am during the festival. Take home some inspiring and wise words by our featured artists along with 2018 Festival merchandise.

SUPPORTERS

Please note that, while you may be encouraged to share your work or read aloud when attending writing workshops, this is always completely optional. Please notify your workshop facilitator if you’d rather not share your work on this occasion