Riverbend Poetry Series 2014 QPF Program Launch

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.

Published by becjessen

Rebecca Jessen lives in Brisbane. She is the award-winning author of verse-novel Gap (UQP 2014). Rebecca is the winner of the 2015 QLD Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her book Gap was shortlisted for the 2015 Sisters In Crime Davitt Award for Best Debut Book. In 2013 Rebecca won the Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. In 2012 she won the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Rebecca’s writing has been published in Overland, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, Tincture Journal, Verity La, Voiceworks and more. Rebecca is currently studying her Honours in Creative Writing at QUT.

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