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QPF2017 Distant Voices - Festival Program

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 

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

Thu 24 to Sun 27 August
Visit the festival website for full program details

Here's a sneak peak at some of the events on sale now... more events to following the Festival Launch on Thursday 20 July:

Thur 24 Aug, 8.30pm - Travelling Light - Leonard Cohen Tribute
Fri 25 Aug, 8pm - Literary Cabaret
Sat 26 Aug, 10am - Poetry of Memoir
Sat 26 aug, 11.30am - In Conversation
Sat 26 Aug, 2.30pm - The Lyrical Life - An Afternoon with Michael Leunig
Sat 26 Aug, 4pm - Dog Years - Mark Doty
Sat 26 Aug, 7.30pm - Cat Show
Sat 26 Aug, 8.30pm - Living Artefact: Luka Lesson + Kahl Wallis Concert 
Sun 27 Aug, 11.30am - Each Map of Scars 
Sun 27 Aug, 4.30pm - Viral Verse
Sun 27 Aug, 6pm - Australian Poetry Slam - QLD Final

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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