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QPF2017 Distant Voices

Presented by Queensland Poetry Festival

All are welcome to this year’s 21st Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF), which will be a showcase of culturally diverse and global voices, celebrating the power of poetry without borders and spoken word without walls.

QPF2017 Distant Voices will see 80+ sessions featuring over 100 artists, including Ali Cobby Eckermann - 2017 Indigenous Poet in Residence, 2017 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence & Poetry Awards, Australian Poetry Slam - QLD Final, book launches, spoken word theatre, installations, workshops, author micro-talks, viral verse, readings, panels, poetic memoir, sound poetry, hip-hop, film, storytelling, in-conversations and music including a special Leonard Cohen Tribute on opening night Thurs 24 August.

Full line-up available via Queensland Poetry Festival website from July 21 when the program is launched.

QPF acknowledges this nation's First Poets and Traditional Owners, on whose land we create our work.


DATE & TIME: Thu 24 to Sun 27 August
Visit the festival website for full program details

*Here's a sneak peak at the first two events going on sale... watch this space for more events coming soon!*


Australian Poetry Slam - QLD Final: Australia’s biggest spoken word event as it hits full fever pitch. Twenty finalists from around the state slam off in the big one—and you get to judge! Click here to buy tickets.

Travelling Light - Leonard Cohen Tribute:Some of Queensland’s finest will let the light in as part of a special tribute to Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest poets and songwriters the world has ever known. Click here to buy tickets.

WEBSITE: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

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Event Details

Date & Time

Thu 24 to Sun 27 August

Visit the Festival website and individual listings here for full program details


$30 - $15

Free and ticketed events.

Note: most sessions are free of charge

Some sessions will feature adult themes and coarse language