Story Fest - Sat Oct 15


NSW Poetry Slam Final
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

NSW Poetry Slam Final

7.00pm – 9.30pm

After ten explosive Australian Poetry Slam heats held all over NSW, from Moree to Sydney, from Byron Bay to Wagga Wagga, we've gathered the best poets from each region to share their words with you in a mind-blowing state final! Listen in as they go head to head for two spots in the Australian Poetry Slam - National Final at Sydney Opera House on Oct 16.

Judged by randomly chosen members of the crowd, this is a night of wild words where you can click your favourite poet to victory and boo the judges if they give the wrong score. 

One poet will be crowned NSW Slam Champion and offered an amazing APS Writers' retreat stay in 2017!

 

Featuring: Sabrina D'Angelo, John Maddox, and NSW Poets from every region of the state.

Host: Sunil Badami.

Venue: State Library of NSW

Cost: $30 - click through for bookings

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Poetry of Persuasion
Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Poetry of Persuasion

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Poetry: say more with less. Are copywriters poets for a brand? Ad agencies are using poetry and hiring poets to get their point across. Brands like Levi's, Telstra, OPSM, Mazda and more have turned to spoken-word poetry to bring their messages to life.  Why now? What impact will it have on both the seemingly disparate worlds?

Featuring: Jesse John BrandArchana Murugaser and Gavin Chimes and Miles Merrill as chairperson. 

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings

 

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Lost Languages – Spotlight on West Papua
Oct
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Lost Languages – Spotlight on West Papua

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Our mother tongues are the map that leads us home. Can you separate people from their land and language? Language is like a map of human consciousness and compass of culture. Half the world’s languages will be in gone in 50 years. West Papua and PNG have one of the largest concentrations of languages in the world. Along with the West Papuan genocide and protests for freedom goes the loss of language. This session speaks with people from the Free West Papua movement about their efforts to preserve their culture.

Hosted by: Sea

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings. 

 

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Haiku Deathmatch Open Mic
Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Haiku Deathmatch Open Mic

Bring a bunch of Haiku to this rollicking romp through the traditional Japanese form. Open to all, this is a slam where your original haiku (5, 7, 5 please) is judged by random members of the audience and Lorin Elizabeth showcases some Deathmatch winning poems.

Featuring: National Haiku Deathmatch Champion, Lorin Elizabeth

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Cost: Free! Click through for bookings.

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From Page to Podcast: (Re)Writing and Recording your work for Audio
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

From Page to Podcast: (Re)Writing and Recording your work for Audio

  • 15A Argyle Place Millers Point, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Bestselling essayist David Sedaris got his start because This American Life's Ira Glass heard him reading a story in a dingy club. For those of us who don't have the luxury of being discovered by the godfather of podcasts, here's a DIY approach to turning your written essays, poetry and stories into sonic gems.

Learn how to rework your writing for radio, get a great recording from the comfort of your bedroom, and hear hot tips on editing sound and getting your work out there. 

Presented by storyteller, poet and ABC producer Belinda Lopez, and Kate Montague, freelance producer and the founder of Audiocraft — a community for Australian radiomakers and podcasters

Featuring: Belinda Lopez, Kate Montague

Venue: Story-Fest Hub

Cost: Free. Click through for bookings. 

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