SpeedPoets is a community of writers, engaging people with poetry in a very public forum – at The Hideaway, 188 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. It is a space for artists to meet, perform and establish networks within their local community.
There is nothing that specifically defines SpeedPoets. It is what it is – a creative space where many of Brisbane’s finest poets/spoken word artists experiment with words backed with music in a great venue.
The gig is held on the last Saturday of the month and runs from March to November each year. Each month there is Open Mic, a feature poet and singer/songwriter, a mini-feature by the Call Back Poet, Free Zines and other giveaways. The gig runs from 2pm to 5pm and entry is a donation.