BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL
Brisbane Poetry Map
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Duration: 60mins – Lecture Theatre, QAG 05 September 10:00am – 11:00am Event #: 49 Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
– Live readings by some of this city’s finest writers at the launch of Queensland Poetry Festival’s Brisbane Poetry Map, a digital showcase featuring five curated poetic trails and over twenty site specific recordings of Brisbane voices. The launch will mark the starting point for one of the walks, so bring your headphones and let the Brisbane Poetry Map unfurl before you.
‘Writing has nothing to do with signifying. It has to do with surveying, mapping, even realms that are yet to come.’ Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus 4-5
Brisbane Poetry Map is a digital poetic map of our city, showcases five specially curated poetic trails, each one containing site-specific recordings of some of Brisbane finest established and emerging voices.
The launch of the project at Brisbane Writers Festival will see 4 of the 5 walks released as public GPS tracked audio walks in South Bank, Brisbane City, Kangaroo Point, and Fortitude Valley. The Kurilpa Walk – curated by black&write! – will be launched separately later this year.
The launch will also see Michelle Law, Matt Hetherington, Krissy Kneen, Bronwyn Lea, Adam Hadley, Gina Ramsey, Brentley Frazer and Pascalle Burton read their commissioned poetic responses on the day.
Come along to the launch of the Brisbane Poetry Map, and hear this city with new ears.
Brisbane Writers Festival
Lecture Theatre, Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
Sat 05 September
10:00am – 11:00am
The Brisbane Poetry Map is funded by Copyright Agency and Brisbane City Council. Brisbane Poetry Map is also supported by black&write! and Music Industry College.