After sitting in on drums with The Lucky Ones last night at The Back Room, I am eager to hit the mic for the first home leg of the 2012 touring season this coming Friday.
David Stavanger (aka Ghostboy) has put together an all-star jam featuring some of the hottest poets and performers this city has to offer to launch the 2012 Australian Poetry Slam.
Aptly titled, Let the Words Take Flight showcases the word in all its glory with short sets from curator of the highly successful ‘Spoken’ shows Mandy Beaumont; Slammer extraordinaire Robin ‘Archie’ Archbold; fresh from Canberra, co-creator of Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit!, Adam Hadley; the swoon-inducing duo of Betsy Turcot & Eleanor Jackson; folk-punkers, Mr & Mrs Woolf; bush poet and entertainer, Noel Stallard; host of the JamJar Slam, the irrepressible, Darkwing Dubs; the always outlandish, Pascalle Burton; founding vocalist of The Winnie Coopers, The Educator; and the oceanic swell of Sheish Money & this Lost Shark.
All this plus performances by hosts Tessa Leon and Ghostboy w/ Sir Richard Grantham.
Fireworks will have nothing on this gig!
Here’s the details:
When: Friday June 29, 7:00pm-9:30pm.
Doors @ 6:30pm
Where: The State Library of QLD, QLD Terrace
Cost: Free but reservations preferred (for numbers)
More info/reservations: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/calevents/general/awards/APS12/flight