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Set your tongue on fire at QLD Poetry Festival 2012

It’s only weeks away people… so wherever you are, start circling your program and plotting a course through this extraordinary weekend of words. It all kicks off on Friday August 24 and yes… you are invited! In fact, here’s your invitation:

So don’t forget to RSVP to qldpoetry@gmail.com

The official opening is followed by festival showcase, Tongues of Flame featuring one of Australia’s true poetry superstars, a man who has made the Hawkesbury sing like no other, Robert Adamson; the politically charged, jazz poetry of L.E. Scott and the sonic art of  2012 Arts QLD Poet-in-Residence a.rawlings. To close the night renowned Australian singer-songwriter, Holly Throsby will play an intimate set… and you know, a lineup this good just might change your universe!

Here’s a hit of Robert Adamson and Holly Throsby to brighten your day… Tickets you ask, well you can buy them here!

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Talking with the poets about QPF

QLD Poetry Festival 2010 is edging closer… and to help everyone get to know the artists better, the good folk at QPF have been conducting some exciting interviews.

The first two interviews posted on www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com are with Andrew Burke and Susan Hawthorne. They talk about their inspirations and influences, the importance of festivals, publishing and their own evolution as writers.

To find them just visit the site, run your cursor over the 2010 Festival button and click on Artist Interviews. Be sure to keep your eye on the site over the next few weeks as there are many more interviews to be posted!

Tickets for opening night are also now on sale… and believe me, you don’t want to miss this event aptly titled Rupture the Silence, featuring Andrew Taylor (WA), Jon Paul Fiorentino (Canada), August Kleinzahler (USA) & Emily XYZ w/ Myers Bartlett performing her dynamic works for two voices.

Details are:

Date: Friday August 27
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Performance Space, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
Tickets:
Full (Web/Phone/Door) $25 / Concession (Web/Phone/Door) $18
Groups of 5 or more (Web/Phone/Door) $18 / Concession (Web/ Phone/Door) $15
School Groups – Students $15 / Teachers $25 (one free teacher with every 10 students)
Booking: Phone 3872 9000 or online at http://www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au/02_cal/details.asp?ID=855

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