Well, I have to say I am buzzing about the launch of Brisbane New Voices this Sunday at the first SpeedPoets event for 2010 in our new home at InSpire Gallery Bar (71 Vulture St West End). I have had the pleasure of hearing both of the featured poets – Jonathan Hadwen & Fiona Privitera – read from the collection at recent events, so it will be a great thing to get this mighty fine little book officially out into the world.
This is a striclty limited edition printing, so I am offering readers of Another Lost Shark the opportunity to secure a copy by emailing me at geenunn(at)yahoo.com.au with the subject line Brisbane New Voices. Please be sure to include your postal address and your preferred payment – paypal, direct debit or cheque/money order.
And as we are celebrating the launch of a new series and the emerging voices of this fine city, I am throwing in a copy of Going Down Swinging #29 with each order, all for the special price of $15 including postage.
I am hoping this series develops a life of its own and supports the careers of many emerging poets.
SpeedPoets have packed up eight beautiful years of history in the New Farm/Fortitude Valley precinct and are heading on over to West End to make InSpire Gallery Bar their new home in 2010. InSpire is already the home of Poetry Smack which runs every second Tuesday from 7:30pm and was the venue for the last Small Change Press launch, so it is no stranger to the live poetry scene…
To kick off the 2010 year, SpeedPoets are hosting the official launch of the exciting Brisbane New Voices chapbook featuring Jonathan Hadwen (Night Swim) and Fiona Privitera (Peep Show). And as always there will be music from the SpeedPoets engine room of Sheish Money, giveaways/raffles and plenty of space for you to breathe life into your words in Brisbane’s hottest Open Mic section.
The first gig of the year will be held on Sunday March 7 with doors opening at 2pm – along with Open Mic sign up – and the live action starting at 2:30pm. So make sure you are there to bring in the new era and christen the new venue as the 2010 year takes off!
InSpire Gallery Bar is located at 71 Vulture St. West End… and we are looking forward to calling it home!
SpeedPoets, Sunday March 7, 2:00pm – 5:00pm @ InSpire Gallery Bar, 71 Vulture St. West End