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Submissions Open For Queensland Poetry Festival

Submissions Open For Queensland Poetry Festival

| On 31, Jan 2015

Queensland’s biggest weekend for poetry and the people who write it may still be many months away, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. If you’re a poet, spoken word artist or performer wanting to take your work to a larger audience, the Queensland Poetry Festival could be your chance.


Now in its nineteenth year, the three day festival (currently running under the name spoken in one strange word) has long been a highlight of the state’s cultural calendar. Each year has featured an impressive line-up of established and emerging artists, and the weekend provides one of the richest environments for poets to seek inspiration, network and share their work with their peers.

In 2015 spoken in one strange word has welcomed aboard new Co-Directors—David Stavanger, noted performance poet, winner of the 2013 Thomas Shapcott Award and 2014 recipient of a Queensland Writers Fellowship; and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, previous director of The Home Festival and long-time arts advocate.


Poetry Festival


The program is primarily sourced through expressions of interest, and the festival is currently seeking proposals and submissions from artists across Australia. The range of work sought from both individuals and groups runs a vast gamut of poetic expression, including slam, spoken word, page poetry, music, installation, readings, cross-platform creations and more.

An expression of interest to QPF should include a detailed proposal, artist bio, a short cv and a sample of the artist’s work. Submissions are open until the 19th of February, so dust off those poems you’ve been hiding in a shoebox, or put together your best slam work and head over the QPF page to apply now.



What spoken in one strange word, Queensland Poetry Festival

Where TBC

When 28th – 30th Aug, 2015.

How Much TBC

More Information Visit the QPF webpage for more information and submission forms.

Image Credits: Queensland Poetry Festival Official Facebook and Webpage.