The Kurilpa Poets proudly present
Celebrating Womens’ Voice in Poetry
Sunday May 28th, 2pm
91 Cordelia Street.
VANESSA PAGE, MARISA ALLEN, LAURA KENNY
Hi Water Rats and Friends! It’s time once again to break out of the bell jar with our annual celebration of Sybil & Muse, the wild & wonderful Women of Words. May the Muse of Poetry, the Lady Calliope herself, smile upon this gathering.
With the Reverend Hellfire banished to the kitchen for the occasion, Mistress of Ceremonies will be the ever erudite
Also featuring on the day will be the awesome talents of..
Vanessa Page is a Toowoomba born poet who lives in Cashmere. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Feeding Paper Tigers (ALS press); Confessional Box (Walleah Press) and China Bull (Work and Tumble). Confessional Box was the winner of the 2013 Anne Elder Award. Vanessa has performed her work widely, including at the Queensland Poetry Festival in 2013 and 2015, at the USQ Bookcase, Riverbend’s Poetry on the Deck series, Whispers at the State Library, Couplet, and the Nuyorican in New York City.
Plus our Mystery Musician of the Month..
is a poet, musician, songwriter and artist and has performed at numerous QLD Poetry Festivals since 2009. She has written two books of poetry, ‘Fire in the Head‘ (selected works) in 2007 and ‘Floodlight‘ including drawings, in 2014. She also plays violin and sings in eclectic local band, the Bremen Town Musicians, who have released 4 critically acclaimed albums. In 2010 Marisa was a nominee for a
QMusic Award in the “Electronica” category.
There’ll also be a Feature set from
Laura Kenny is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at QUT who writes poetry and prose.
Laura’s poetry has been published by Right Now and Pressure Gauge Press, and she was awarded a 2017 Varuna Residential Fellowship to work on her manuscript of autobiographical poetry, Passages.
Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize and published in the Review of Australian Fiction.
Laura’s research is concerned with representations of childhood trauma in contemporary Australian realist fiction, with a focus on how childhood trauma affects a character’s relationship with
Favourite breakfast food: Fruit smoothies
Reading right now: News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight (non-fiction and short stories, respectively).
Ghosts/aliens: Yes to ghosts (spirits?)/ I’m open to the possibility of alien contact
Up on the Virtual Gallery’s Big Screen
will be the works of Margaret Preston, Australian Artist, Printmaker, Journalist and leading Modernist in her day.
Don’t worry Boys! You’ll still get to have your say in either of our two fabulous Open Mic SessionsPoetry!
All this and
and as always there’ll be
Free Onsite Parking, Prizes,
Free Food & Refreshments,
and the friendliest Folk in
for a mere $5 ($4 for members)