Ready to immerse yourself in four days of writing, reading, living and breathing poetry? First, grab a glass of bubbly, be inspired by the words of our incredible poets-in-residence Yona Harvey & Alison Whittaker, and help us congratulate the recipients of the 2018 Poetry Awards. The annual Arts Queensland Poetry Awards draw out and celebrate a unique range of new literary voices, offering poets across Australia the chance to present new works and build their profile, with cash prizes and industry support for the winners. Join us as we unveil the 2018 prize-winners of the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott, Val Vallis and XYZ Poetry Awards along with the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Awards and Australia’s open-age Indigenous Poetry Prize, the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize.
Later on, get in the festival mood and hang out with a collective noun of poets, hear from extraordinary UK talent Joelle Taylor and end the night with live tunes and a boogie. Need a break from the party hubbub? Escape the crowd for seven-minutes in poetry heaven: a brief immersive installation for one audience member at a time.
Ticket includes entry to:
QLD POETRY AWARDS PRESENTATION: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
OPENING NIGHT PARTY: 8:00PM – 10:00PM
TICKETS: FULL $15 / CONCESSION: $12
Date(s) - August 23, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm