SpeedPoets & other Brisbane Poetry Gigs

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Don’t forget that SpeedPoets takes over The Alibi Room tomorrow for their annual Open Mic Championships… should be a great afternoon. Check out all the details tomorrow as well as lots of other upcoming gigs.

Sunday August 2
 
This is the big one folks! SpeedPoets fires up for its yearly Open Mic Championships, so make sure you are at The Alibi Room (720 Brunswick St, New Farm) from 2pm to put your name down to be in the running for some cool prizes including $100 first place, $50 second place + a whole range of giveaways. But most importantly, we want you there to share the spoken word love.
 
The rules of engagement are simple:
 
* There are 20 places available in the Open Mic Championships
* Sign on will take place at The Alibi Room between 2:00pm – 2:30pm or until the 20 places are filled
* Each poem read/performed must be the poet’s original work
* Each poet has 3 minutes to read/perform their poem (one poem only)
* If the poet goes over the allocated time, they will be notified and given 30sec to finish their poem.
* The poet may not use props or musical accompaniment.
* 5 poets will be selected to read in a second round
* Poets selected for the second round will be allocated 6 minutes to read two (2) poems
* If the poet goes over the allocated time, they will be notified and given 30sec to finish their poem.
* Judges will then select a first and second place (with prizes for the runners up)
 
Please note: these rules may be changed at the organisers discretion and judges decision is final. No discussion will be entered into.
 
And to add to the fun, our monthly riff generator, Sheish Money will be bringing some friends from his band Namedropper along to play a set of songs from their forthcoming CD.
 
As always there will be free zines and the monthly raffle. Entry is a gold coin donation. Don’t miss it!!!
 
SpeedPoets, 2pm Sunday August 2, The Alibi Room (720 Brunswick St New Farm)
 
 
 
Thursday August 6
 
Put some poems in your pocket and head on over to Cafe Checoco (Hardgrave Rd West End) for Poetry Soup. Plenty of Open Mic and jamming opportunities for all comers! The gig kicks off at 7:30pm and is a free event.
 
 
Wednesday August 19
 
THE SUITS SLAM OFF

ouTsideRs cordially invite you to THE SUITS

+ the AUSTRALIAN POETRY SLAM – BRISBANE HEAT 1

 ‘One of the most bizarre and brilliant live music events Brisbane is likely to witness this year.’ ouTsideRs Time Off review 

‘An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.’ Oscar Wilde 

Following on from blowing Hunter’s Ghost at The Globe, Beau Brummel’s beckoning you to get your best suit on (bathing/business/birth/track, what have you) and get ready to kiss buttons as we present our second MASSIVE ouTsideRs show of 2009, stuffing David Byrne shoulder pads and Poetry Slam into the Ladies’ Lounge that is The Troubadour. Funded by the fine croupiers’ pockets via the Gambling Casino Benefit Fund, this night will be a three-piece American box cut with the best BrisVegas wordsmiths venting their hearts and words on lapels for all to wear and hear! 

Featuring track-suited drop six house band & their John Butler award winning hip-hop soul Impossible Odds,  the contemporary double breasted chicanery of MAJIK BOX and QLD slam spoken weird suit-master of ceremonies Ghostboy with well groomed word mannequins  Tessa Leon & Pascalle Burton….plus the usual ouTsideRs dandy madness! 

And this show sees the start of the Australian Poetry Slam presented by The State Library of QLD –  in true two-tone style, tailored lines and all. Two minutes to “hit The Troubadour mike and let the words take flight” as part of Australia’s biggest spoken word competition – where the audience is the judge! It’s a Rat Race, the first 20 to sign up on the night will compete. For full event & slam details head to: www.slq.qld.gov.au/poetryslam

ouTsideRs/Australian Poetry Slam Heat 1
The Troubadour
Wed 19th August
8pm doors / 8:30pm start
$5 entry / prizes for best use of a tie… Suits you, Sir, oooh!
www.outsiders.com.au

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4 responses to “SpeedPoets & other Brisbane Poetry Gigs

  1. hi, my name is david i will be visiting the area soon and would like to know where open mics are held now the comp is over thankyou. david puckridge

  2. jake campbell

    hi my name is jake late last year I came to one of your open mic gigs. My poems were only short, Im not sure you would remember me. I have worked alot on my style and have finaly got an email address. I would like to come along again as I much enjoyed last time.

    • gnunn

      Hi Jake, nice to hear from you! I will add your email to the mailing list. Hope to see you at the June SpeedPoets gig!

      Graham

  3. I am just tipping my toe into the idea of performing/reading my words and wondered what might be on locally for the latter part of this year. I’d love to at least come and check it out.

    Juliette

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