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Presented by Queensland Poetry Festival
Hosted by 4zzz host & LGBTI Media Personality of the Year, Ruth Gardner.
QPF presents a very special evening of live storytelling featuring the first Australian performance by Ivan Coyote (Canada), supported by spoken word artist Eleanor Jackson (Melbourne).
Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of ten books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last eighteen years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer's, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote "a natural-born storyteller" and the Ottawa Xpress once said that "Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture."
Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan's stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and radio broadcaster. An award-winning spoken word artist, Eleanor has been described as capable of creating “powerful quiet”.
QPF would like to thank our partners Melbourne Writers Festival (and Vancouver Writer's Festival) in bringing Ivan to QPF2016. QPF also acknowledges the assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, as well as the financial support of Australia Council for the Arts and Brisbane City Council for this event.
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