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SlammED! 2016

Lucy Cottier from Kedron State High School (winner of the 2016 SlammED! Final).

Over winter 2016, SLQ and the Queensland Poetry Festival partnered to deliver SlammED!, a series of slam poetry workshops and heats. The workshops were facilitated by a range of professional poets based in Queensland. Ten schools across Queensland held workshops and slam heats, and in total over 150 high school students participated in the SlammEd … Read more


SLQ Word Up

Word Up invited aspiring young writers to come together at State Library of Queensland from the 5-7 April, 2016  for a three-day intensive writing workshop for young people aged 15-17. In 2016, the twenty-one Word Up participants that gathered were ambitious, bold, unique, and talented young people with a passion for creativity, writing and self-expression. Across … Read more

Death of a Poet

“I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward” Seamus Heaney Today as the Brisbane Writers’ Festival is underway here at the State Library, which is home also to the Queensland Writers Centre, it is timely to reflect on the importance of poetry in the lives of ordinary people like me. Some poets … Read more