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For more information about any of these earlier stories or about current releases, please contact Marketing and Communications on +61 7 3842 9847 or by email to marketing@slq.qld.gov.au.

 

6 Aug 2008

Townsville wordsmiths have two minutes to make their mark on the mic

The Australian Poetry Slam returns to Townsville in 2008 for another explosive battle of words, rhymes and beats.

With more than $10 000 in cash and prizes on offer nation-wide, the State Library of Queensland is encouraging all poets, hip-hop artists and outspoken wordsmiths to polish their rhymes and lyrics and enter the local heat at Pinnacles Gallery, Riverway Arts Centre on Wednesday 3 September from 7pm (sign-up 30 mins earlier).

Poetry Slams are 'electric' live events open to anyone with something to say.

6 Aug 2008

Longreach wordsmiths have two minutes to make their mark on the mic

Get ready for an explosion of words, rhymes and beats when the 2008 Australian Poetry Slam arrives in Longreach.

Two finalists from the Longreach heat will go on to take part in the Queensland finals at the State Library of Queensland in October, with the state winner and runner-up travelling to Sydney to compete for the Australian title.

With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes on offer, the State Library of Queensland is encouraging all poets, hip-hop artists and outspoken wordsmiths to polish their rhymes and lyrics and enter their local heat at Longreach Civic Centre, 96A Eagle St, on Wednesday 3 September from 6pm (sign-up 30mins earlier).

5 Aug 2008

Rockhampton and Yeppoon wordsmiths have two minutes to make their mark on the mic

Get ready for an explosion of words, rhymes and beats when the 2008 Australian Poetry Slam hits the Yeppoon Village Festival stage.

Contestants have just two minutes with a mic to speak, scream, howl, whisper or sing their original poem and impress the judges who are randomly selected from the audience.

With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes on offer, the State Library of Queensland is encouraging all poets, hip-hop artists and outspoken wordsmiths to polish their rhymes and lyrics and enter their local heat at The Village Festival, Yeppoon Pony Club from 3pm on Sunday 31 August.

5 Aug 2008

Pine Rivers wordsmiths have two minutes to make their mark on the mic

Get ready for an explosion of words, rhymes and beats when the 2008 Australian Poetry Slam arrives in Pine Rivers.

Hosting the Slam is award-winning performance poet David Stavanger aka “Ghostboy”.

“Slam in Queensland has only just begun to tap into the rich vein of poetry hidden away in people’s notebooks and diaries,” said “Ghostboy” Stavanger.

With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes on offer, all poets, hip-hop artists and outspoken wordsmiths are encouraged to polish their rhymes and lyrics and enter their local heat at Pathways Library, North Lakes on Saturday 16 August from 6.30pm (sign up 30 mins earlier).

2 Jul 2008

Boom Bah! picture book comes to life on stage at the State Library

TING! Shhh... listen. What’s that sound? Boom Bah! is coming to town!

One to three year olds are in for a rollicking good time when Boom Bah! comes to life in a performance at the State Library of Queensland later this month.

1 Jul 2008

Pick up the pen and start writing - Young Writers Award closes soon

Young Queenslanders with a flair for words have one month left to pen the short story that could change their lives. $2,000 and career launching opportunities will be awarded to the winner of the State Library of Queensland’s 2008 Young Writers Award, closing 1 August.

26 Jun 2008

Freestyle Books - where the idea of the book is redefined

The State Library is revealing its international collection of artists’ books for the first time in a free exhibition, Freestyle Books, 27 June - 12 October in the slq Gallery in its South Bank building.

Home to one of the largest collections of artists’ books in Australia, the State Library’s Australian Library of Art features stunning works from national and international artists. Sixty of the works are featured in this major exhibition.

20 Jun 2008

The State Library of Queensland, Australia Chooses Primo by Ex Libris

Ex Libris (Australia) and the State Library of Queensland are pleased to announce that the State Library has selected the Company’s Primo® discovery and delivery solution to serve as an easy to use, single-search interface for widely sharing the State Library’s valuable print, digital, audio, film, and licensed e-resources collections.

18 Jun 2008

State Library launches latest family history online resource

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters today officially launched the State Library’s newest online resource for family history researchers, the Convict transportation registers database. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia during the period 1787 to 1867 are recorded in the database, now freely available online.

18 Jun 2008

Winter at the State Library is going to be LOUD!

Children and young people visiting the State Library of Queensland's winter school holiday program can sing, create and animate as they weave their way through a maze of creative activities designed to help blow away the winter cobwebs and get children active.

17 Jun 2008

Indigenous Connections: Sidney Nolan designs, Axel Poignant photographs

The State Library of Queensland will showcase a free photographic exhibition of renowned and award winning Australian photographer, Axel Poignant from 16 June – 31 August 2008.

State Librarian Lea Giles-Peters said Indigenous Connections explores the connections between Aboriginal people and four remarkable talents of the 20th Century: Poignant, artist Sidney Nolan, choreographer Kenneth MacMillan and composer Igor Stravinsky.

10 Jun 2008

Minister announces new funding

Arts Minister Rod Welford has handed over the Cultural Centre to a generation of creative kids for the next six days, for the Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds.

30 May 2008

State Library deepens the conversation about Brisbane’s urban growth

With nearly 1,000 new residents arriving in Queensland each week, threats such as housing stress, road congestion, air pollution and rising greenhouse emissions are of increasing concern.

For an insight into the impact of rapid growth on our cities and possible solutions to make them better places to live and work, join Professor Brendan Gleeson, Director of Griffith University’s Urban Research Program, at 6.30pm on 16 July for a free talk at the State Library of Queensland.

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For more information about any of these earlier stories or about current releases, please contact Marketing and Communications on +61 7 3842 9847 or by email to communications@slq.qld.gov.au.

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