Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August 2019
The majority of QPF venues are wheelchair accessible.
Auslan interpretation is available for the following events:
/ 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.
/ 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
/ QTIX TICKETED EVENTS
Tickets may be purchased online or at the QPF Box Office throughout the Festival.
Ticketed events are listed here
To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book ahead as capacity is limited.
/ FREE EVENTS
We hope you enjoy the many free events scheduled throughout the weekend. 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.
/ 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.
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