Brisbane Event Calendar

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QLD Poetry Festival - Distant Voices: Aug 24 - 27

The 21st Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) turns up the volume on the finest local and international poetic voices from 2427 August at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and a host of other exciting satellite venues. Featuring 120+ artists in 80+ sessions over four dynamic days and nights, 75% of sessions are free. Building upon over 6000 attendees last year, QPF2017 is the festival’s biggest and most ambitious venture yet, showcasing poetry without borders and spoken word without walls.
Redefining the poetic artform, the packed line-up includes slam poets, live music, panels, workshops, visual art installations, spoken word, film screenings, performance art, comedy and an inaugural poetry Publishers and Zine Fair.
With a theme of ‘Distant Voices’, QPF2017 will also emphasise First Nation, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse poets and performers from across Australia and the globe.
Tickets from and Judith Wright Centre.

QLD Poetry Festival - Distant Voices: Aug 24 - 27

75% of events are FREE! For ticketed events please visit

Event Details
Date: 24-27 August 2017
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Where is it?
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley, 4006

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