From 10 to 19 September, the Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival will celebrate ten years of bringing all things poetic to the streets of Melbourne. Overload has a reputation for pairing the experimental with the traditional, presenting them in an equal light in an accessible way.
What started as a small collective of regular, mainly pub poetry readings has grown into a 10 day festival with a national and international presence.
In 2011 they want to celebrate this evolution with your help. Overload is now calling for expressions of interest from poets in Melbourne and elsewhere in Australia who have ideas for events, a publication or CD they’d like to launch, or would simply like to read their work at Overload.
Go to www.overloadpoetry.org, download and fill out the submission form and return it to Overload before 13 May 2011. Provide as much information as possible: examples of your work, a bio, a thorough description of the event you’re planning, what kind of resources you have or need (publicity, venue, fees, etc), and if you’re coming from outside Melbourne, which dates you’re available.
Send your proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to Overload Poetry Inc, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Interstate and international poets please note: Overload is unable to offer any financial support for travel or accommodation. However, we will try and make the trip worth your while by offering two gigs at the festival.