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QPF Board Position Vacancies

🕔15:08, 18.Jun 2016

Calling all creative enthusiasts! Queensland Poetry Festival is seeking a new board chairperson & two general board members  In regards to the chairperson, this is an exciting leadership opportunity to govern and be involved on the board of Australia’s finest independent spoken word festival and arts organisation.The position leads, mentors, and manages Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) board members to optimise and support the festival and organisation’s performance.In regards to the two new board members, we are looking for individuals with arts and

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Paul Sherman Community Poetry Award

🕔13:19, 29.May 2016

 We are pleased to announce the Paul Sherman Community Poetry Award, a new honorary award which recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to Queensland poetry.  QPF have selected a shortlist of three nominees this year: Angela Peita, Matt Foley, and Brett Dionysius. Voting is now open to the public and the winner will be announced at the Official Queensland Poetry Festival Program Launch and online the night of Tuesday 12th July. Head here to vote.

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Riverbend II + more

🕔20:34, 25.May 2016

  May may be passing by the day but we have some great events coming up to end this month and they all involve Melbourne based award-winning poet, journalist and author Joel Deane   The final Riverbend Series of the year is next Tues 31st May featuring local emerging writer Yasmin Smith, acclaimed poet MTC Cronin, one of the USA's best spoken word artists Bill Moran aka Good Ghost Bill + local press Hunter Publishing launching the new collection Year of the Wasp from Joel

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QPF 2016 AGM

🕔21:59, 20.Apr 2016

What comes around every 12 mths? Outside of taxes and the flu, it's our Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year's AGM will be held at the State Library of Queensland on Wed 1st June 530pm. Please note: QPF's AGM is only attended by the festival directors, board and programming committee as they form the current 'membership' of QPF as an incorporated association (it is not open to members of the public).   This year's AGM will cover:QPF's current financial

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Arts Queensland + Philip Bacon 2015 Award Winners

🕔09:43, 11.Sep 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Poetry Awards that QPF administers, including Arts Queensland and Philip Bacon, were hugely successful this year with increased entries, new names emerging, inaugural awards being embraced, and Queensland writers taking out all four categories. Here is a list of the 2015 Arts Queensland Award winners:Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished ManuscriptWinner: Stuart Barnes (pic), The StaysailsThe Staysails will be released by UQP in 2016. Short-listed:Jonathan Hadwen, SirenAnna Jacobson, Crunchy, No BruisesCarmen Leigh

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QPF 2015 Workshops

🕔13:40, 20.Aug 2015

This year QPF is excited to present four fantastic workshops as part of our 2015 Festival season. They include:A visual poetry workshop with acclaimed Italian poet Elisa BiaginiA spoken word masterclass with Mayda Del Valle (USA)A screen printing workshop feat. exclusive artwork by Quan (Regurgitator)The final workshop by Kate Durbin focusing on Fashion & PoetryHead to our QPF store to get all the info and book in for one (or more): queenslandpoetryfestival.bigcartel.com/products

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QPF Satellite Events

🕔13:31, 20.Aug 2015

QPF 2015 proudly presents a number of Satellite events in the week leading up to the main show at Judith Wright Centre 28-20 August.From slam heats to queer readings to new Scottish voices to a whiskey speakeasy to a doco on poetic outlaw, our Satellite events also take QPF out into the regional centres of Ipswich, Gold Coast, and Toowoomba (as well as Brisbane's New Globe Theatre and John Mills Himself whiskey bar.) Head here for

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Arts Queensland 2015 Poet in Residence

🕔23:00, 25.Jun 2015

The 2015 ARTS QLD Poet-in-Residence Kate Durbin will arrive in Brisbane August 3rd to take up a 5 week residency that will see her do talks, readings, workshops, consultations, school slams, and curate a public art project entitled HELLO SELFIE! Kate is a Los Angeles-based poet and artist whose work deals with popular culture, gender, and digital media. For more info head to our Poet in Residence page. And join our mailing list for news of Kate's upcoming workshops too.

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Australian Poetry Slam

🕔22:54, 25.Jun 2015

QPF is thrilled to announce that we will be running the Australian Poetry Slam - QLD Heats & Final for the first time in 2015. Presented in partnership with Word Travels, and supported by State Library of Queensland and our various heat partners, this year will see 6 heats across QLD before the State Final at Queensland Poetry Festival on Sunday 30th August 8pm (tickets on sale for the final Wed 1st July with interstate

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Riverbend #3 + QPF Launch

🕔01:02, 11.Jun 2015

Tuesday 30th June will be the third and final Riverbend Poetry Series for 2015, showcasing poetry which is truly diverse, beautiful and powerful. Featured on the bill are acclaimed author & 2014 Thomas Shapcott Award winner Krissy Kneen, legendary poet & activist Lionel Fogarty, Newcastle Prize Winning poet Jennifer Compton (Melb) and Brisbane songstress Alice Night.   Our insides are bursting with butterflies as we will also be launching the program for Queensland Poetry Festival 2015. Seriously, you