What do Leonard Cohen, Michael Leunig and The Bedroom Philosopher all have in common? They will all be making an appearance or inspiring a session at this year's Queensland Poetry Festival.
This unlikely mix is just a taste of the diverse, innovative program on offer at the state's premier event for all things poetic arts. Festival co-directors David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu once again bring their discipline-crossing, boundary-pushing vision to showcasing the art form via a plethora of sessions. In their third year at the helm, expect everything from tributes to dearly departed artists to performances of cat songs while wearing cat costumes — and literary cabaret, musos getting into spoken word, cartooning, short films, parties and the first ever QPF Publishers & Zine Fair as well.
The 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival takes place from August 24 to 27 at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane Square Library and Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre..