After 10 years of holding down the first Sunday of the month slot in Brisbane, SpeedPoets will now be held on the first Saturday of the month, with the first gig to be held on Saturday March 3 at our new home, Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City).
And that’s not the only change…
Brisbane’s longest running Open Mic will heat up with the introduction of the Call Back Poet Section. The Call Back Poet will be selected by the monthly features and given the opportunity to perform a mini-feature to close the event (3-4 poems) as well as win the right to perform at the last gig of 2012 and be in the running for cash prizes and the title SpeedPoets Open Mic Champion for 2012. So instead of just packing one or two poems in your pocket, make sure you come prepared… you may just be Called Back!
To celebrate the new year, SpeedPoets welcomes back one of their favourite sons, mr oCean, who has spent the last few years in Berlin immersing himself in all things poetry and music. Featuring alongside mr oCean will be Victorian poet and recent winner of the Wenlock Festival Poetry Prize, Ross Donlon. There will also be the regular free zines, raffles and roaring guitar of Sheish Money… 2012 is going to be a big year, so make sure you are there to see it start with a BANG!