2012 Tasmanian Poetry Festival: October 5-7

2012 Tasmanian Poetry Festival: October 5-7
Fri, 05/10/2020 (All day) - Sun, 07/10/2020 (All day)

Unbelievably, it is that time of the year again: it's time to plant your tomatoes, wind your clock back an hour AND relax in the fabulous ambience of the 2012 Tasmanian Poetry Festival!

It's on next weekend, October 5-7, at venues around Launceston. For a full program and details of this year's very exciting guest poets, please visit www.taspoetryfest.org. You can also visit our Facebook page--and, if you haven't already, feel free to Like!

This year we visit a couple of new venues; we enjoy a reasonably priced buffet meal on the Friday night (see program for details); we spend Saturday listening to words in the 'blank canvas' space of the Annexe Studio Theatre, Inveresk; and on Sunday we immerse ourselves in one of Launceston's prime cultural assets, listening to the work of our Guest Poets in the ambience of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Royal Park site, Wellington Street). And as always, there is the cut-throat, all-or-nothing do-or-die competition of the 2012 Launceston Poetry Cup, 7.30 on Saturday October 6 at the Mowbray Golf Club. This is the Festival's one-minute performance poetry competition--it's open to anyone and the entry that generates the loudest audience response wins!

There are several open-mic slots on Friday night and Saturday for local poets to share their work in a five-minute set.

Weekend Passes ($30) are available from Fullers Bookshop; individual Festival events are $10 each or $5 concession, except the Sunday session at QVMAG (which is free).