Brisbane’s longest running poetry event, SpeedPoets will be blowing out the Easter cobwebs this Saturday with three dynamic features hitting the stage.
First up there is emerging Brisbane poet, Ella Jeffery. Ella’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in literary journals Stilts and Rex, and QUTE magazine.
Then there is the author of Without an Alibi, Philip Neilsen. Philip is currently working on a sixth poetry collection, while teaching at QUT as professor of creative writing.
And finally, the stage will welcome Melbourne spoken word superstar, Sean M. Whelan. Sean writes for paper, performance and pixels and has toured internationally, most notably as a guest at the famous Nuyorican Poetry Cafe in New York , the Festival Voix d’Amériques in Montreal and the Utan Kayu Festival in Indonesia .
(click on the poet’s names to read / listen to some of their work)
And let’s not forget the roaring guitar of house musician, Sheish Money, free zines, raffles and the mighty SpeedPoets Open Mic Section, which now comes with the opportunity to be named Call Back Poet. The Call Back Poet will close the day with a set of 2-3 poems and earn a feature spot at the November gig and the right to compete for the title of SpeedPoets Open Mic Champion for 2012.
So if you are anywhere near the fine city of Brisbane, here’s the details:
Date: Saturday April 14 (Note: Second Saturday of the month in April only)
Featuring: Ella Jeffery, Philip Neilsen & Sean M. Whelan
Location: Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City)
Time: 2pm – 5:30pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation