SpeedPoets brings the words to Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City) from 2pm – 5:30pm this Saturday, August 4. The month of August hosts the debut Brisbane feature set from 2012 Arts QLD Poet-in-Residence, a.rawlings, who is fresh back from exploring the north and west of this gargantuan state of ours. Over the course of her two week regional tour, a.rawlings has been collecting sounds and images for her Sound Poetry and Visual Poetry project. This will launch at A Million Bright Things on Saturday night at QLD Poetry Festival (August 25), so we may just be lucky enough to get a preview of some new work!
Here’s a.rawlings performing work from her debut collection, Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists:
The August gig will also feature the regular delights of free zines, raffles, the guitar roar of Sheish Money and Brisbane’s hottest Open Mic Section. And let’s not forget that all poets in the Open Mic are in contention to be named Call Back Poet of the month!
The Call Back Poet is selected by the monthly features and given the opportunity to perform a mini-feature to close the event (2 poems) as well as win the right to perform at the last gig of 2012 in November and be in the running for cash prizes and the title SpeedPoets Open Mic Champion. There are only three spots left in the November showcase, so make sure you come ready to make the mic melt!
SpeedPoets, this Saturday… be there! We’ve been keeping poetry fast in Brisbane for more than a decade!
Date: Saturday August 4
Location: Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City)
Time: 2pm – 5:30pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation