THIS EVENT IS CO-PRESENTED BY THE STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
The Queensland Poetry Festival is Australia’s premier poetry and spoken word event which is held from 23-26 August 2018. This year they are partnering with State Library Queensland and Word Travels to present the Australian Poetry Slam, celebrating its 12th year which sees over 40 heats across Australia resulting in a national final at the Sydney Opera House.Twenty finalists from around Queensland compete for the Australian Poetry Slam state title which also features a spoken–word set by award-winning Scottish spoken word artist Michael Pedersen and 2017 Slamalamadingdong Grand Slam Champion Wani. Hosted by Andrew Galan of Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! The top two contestants from the Qld Final will attend the national Final at Sydney Opera House in October.
Adult: $25.00Concession:* $20.00Recommended for 15+ (mature themes)*Available to full-time students, unwaged persons, pensioners and government-issued senior card holders. ID required.
6pm, Sunday 26 August 2018
Performance Space Level 2Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts420 Brunswick StreetFortitude Valley