Story Fest - Sat Oct 15


NSW Poetry Slam Final
Oct
15
7:00 pm19:00

NSW Poetry Slam Final

  • State Library of New South Wales

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

Poetry of Persuasion
Oct
15
5:00 pm17:00

Poetry of Persuasion

  • Story-Fest Hub

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

 

Lost Languages – Spotlight on West Papua
Oct
15
2:00 pm14:00

Lost Languages – Spotlight on West Papua

  • Story-Fest Hub

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. 

 

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

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

  • 15A Argyle Place Millers Point, NSW, 2000 Australia

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. 

Poetaster - Spoken Word Menus
Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Poetaster - Spoken Word Menus

  • The Fine Food Store

10.00am – 3.00pm

Throughout the day in a Rocks cafe poets will be the special treat on menus. Customers can order a poet with their piccolo latte, a story with their sandwich and a combo of both with a cappuccino.

Featuring: 4 Festival Poets

Venue: Fine Food Store

Cost: $5 poem/$10 story /$15 combo