While Brisbane is in the midst of festival fever, SpeedPoets keeps things hot, hosting its annual Open Mic Championships at InSpire Gallery Bar (71 Vulture St, West End) this Sunday September 5. And to make the afternoon extra special, there are three interstate feature acts, that you don’t want to miss!
Fresh from her appearance at QLD Poetry Festival, Tiggy Johnson will perform a feature set alongside fellow Melbournite, Randall Stephens. And to round out the southern trio, the delightful Andy White will make a special appearance playing a set of songs and poems; his first performance in Brisbane in more than 2 years. Here’s a quick taste of Andy’s work:
There will also be the regular live sounds from Sheish Money, free zines, raffles/giveaways and much, much more!
The Open Mic Championship Rules are:
1. Sign on for the SpeedPoets Open Mic Competition will commence at 2pm and cease at 2:30pm
2. Each poet will be given 3mins to perform/read one poem (without musical accompaniment or props).
3. Each poem read must be the original work of the poet.
4. Two judges will be selected to choose a shortlist of at least 5 poets for the second round
5. Poets selected for the second will be given another 3mins to perform a second poem. This poem cannot be the poem they performed in the first round and again, must be their own original work.
6. A winner and runner up will be selected by the judges from the second round performances.
7. The winner will receive $100 and the runner up $50, with a range of book prizes to be presented to commended performances.
(NB. Judges decisions on the day will be final and no further corresspondence will be entered into)
So start fine tuning your poems and your performance! Doors open at 2pm – along with sign up for the Open Mic Competition.
SpeedPoets, Sunday September 5, 2:00pm – 5:30pm, InSpire Gallery Bar – 71 Vulture St. West End
Tiggy Johnson, Randall Stephens & Andy White
2010 SpeedPoets Open Mic Competition
Entry is a gold coin donation