QPF is proud to announce we will be again be running the Queensland Heats & Final of the Australian Poetry Slam (APS) in partnership with State Library of Queensland (APS being a national initiative of Word Travels.) 

This year throughout late-July to August there will be ten APS QLD heats in Brisbane (x 3), Cairns, Goondawindi, Gold Coast, Logan, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Moreton Bay as well as free workshops with and features sets from some of the world’s best alongside emerging QLD spoken word artists. Here is the full heat & workshop + final info:

  • Cairns Heat Wed 2nd August 7pm (63opm sign-up on the day) MC Anisa Nandaula
  • Cairns Workshop Wed 2nd August 4-6pm (no bookings needed) Hosted by Anisa Nandaula

Both the heat & workshop will be held The Tanks (Tank 5), Cairns please contact them directly for further details & w/shop bookings on (07) 4032 6600

  • Brisbane (1) Heat Sat 29th 430pm (4pm sign-up on the day) MC Zohab Zee Khan
  • Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform. Featuring Hannaka

More info on this heat here

 

  •  Sunshine Coast Heat Sat 12th August 630pm (6pm sign-up.) MC Zohab Zee Khan. Note: all slam entrants receive free entry to this event, audience members please see SCRWF website for
  •  Sunshine Coast Workshop Sat 12th August 1-3pm. Hosted by Zohab Zee Khan

Both the heat & workshop will be held as part of the Sunshine Coast Readers and Writers Festival please contact them directly for further details & w/shop bookings

  • Moreton Bay Heat Fri 11th August 7pm (630pm sign up). MC Josh Donellan
  • Moreton Bay Workshop Fri 11th August 4-6pm. Hosted byJosh Donellan

Both the heat and workshop will be held at North Lakes Library please contact them directly for further details & w/shop bookings on (07) 3480 9900

  • Logan Heat Fri 4th August 6pm (530pm sign-up.) MC Josh Donellan
  • Logan Workshop Fri 4th August 330-530pm. Hosted by Josh Donellan

Both the heat & workshop will be held at Logan Hyperdrome Library please contact them directly for further details & w/shop bookings on (07) 3412 4120

  • Townsville Heat Sat 12th August, 730pm (7pm sign-up.) MC Anisa Nandaula
  • Townsville Workshop Sat 12th August, time 4-6pm. Hosted by Anisa Nandaula

Both the heat & workshop will be held as part of Townsville Cultural Festival full details on their website once program launched

  • Goondiwindi Heat Fri 18th August 6pm at The Nook Bookshop. MC Good Ghost Bill

This heat will be held as part of QPF’s Goondiwindi Satellite Tour

  • Brisbane (2) Heat Sat 19th August 1pm (1230pm sign-up on the day). MC Oliver Twist
    ZICS at The Edge, SLQ co-presented by UQ Poetry Symposium
  • Brisbane (3) Heat Wed 23rd August 730pm (7pm sign-up on the day). MC Ruckus Slam
    $10 at door. Ruckus Slam at New Globe Theatre. 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
  • Gold Coast Heat Wed 23rd August 730pm (7pm sign-up on the day). MC Isla Wilson
    $5 at door. Dust Temple (at Hinge Gallery, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd)

2017 QLD APS STATE FINAL – QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL

SUN 27th AUGUST 6pm-8pm

JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE of CONTEMPORARY ARTS

MC Adam Hadley + special feature set by Good Ghost Bill (USA)
Tickets $30 on sale soon
Head here for the full APS 2017 slam rules

Presented in partnership with State Library of Queensland 

 

Australian Poetry Slam is an initiative of Word Travels Huge thanks also to all our heat and venue partners Brisbane Powerhouse, The Tanks (Cairns), Moreton Bay Regional Council, Townsville Cultural Festival, Sunshine Coast Readers & Writers Festival, Goondawindi City Council, Ruckus Slam, Logan City Libraries/Logan Council, UQP Poetry Symposium, and Dust Temple (Gold Coast.)