Next Tuesday night I have been invited to read at the 2014 Queensland Poetry Festival program launch which will be held in conjunction with the final Riverbend Poetry Series event for the year. The lineup includes:

Murri poet and long-time activist Lionel Fogarty, the enigmatic stories of The Bell Divers, winner of the 2013 Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author Rebecca Jessen, local poets Vanessa Page & John Koenig debuting a brand-new collaborative piece, and Zenobia Frost reading from 2014 AQ Poet in Residence Warsan Shire‘s book.

The event is held next Tuesday 24 June at 6pm for a 6.30pm start at Riverbend Books & Teahouse in Bulimba. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Riverbend website hereThis event regularly sells out so it is advised to get your tickets before the night of the event.

It’s a beautiful venue and it should be a fabulous night of poetry readings and performances. I’m delighted to have been asked to participate in the night where I will share a taste of my QPF 2014 performance with a reading from my verse novel Gap.