Reading, writing and performance webcasts
Webcasts in this category address issues including theatre, literature, books, authors, writers, poets, poetry slam, and the spoken word.
Historical archives can provide a rich source of material for musical endeavours. Musicians can mine old letters, diaries, newspapers and manuscripts to rediscover lost histories and create something entirely new. Join musical director, entertainer and teacher Dr Robert Keane, along with folk singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and parodist John Thompson in conversation with Ian Townsend, to discuss how libraries inspire and inform their compositions and performance.
Date 11 Mar 2014, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue: John Oxley Library Reading Room, level 4, State Library
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: music and libraries.
From the hot sounds of New Orleans to the cool, hybrid forms of the contemporary era, discover the many facets of jazz, and how they influence our lives today.
President Queensland Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Jazz History at the Queensland Conservatorium, Neville Meyers facilitated a conversation with Lynette Irwin, Artistic Director of the inaugural Brisbane International Jazz Festival, musician and jazz time-traveller Tony Ashby, and swing era devotee Barry Ralph.
This talk was part of the Live! Second Saturday festivities in August, celebrating All That Jazz.
When: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 4:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Venue: slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Have a listen to the talented young song writers from our Story Lab song writing workshops. These clever teenagers discovered lyrics, hooks and musicality and recorded their songs in The Edge’s recording lab.
Check out What’s On for more holiday workshops.
Exploring the creative process that is required to create a new work with a focus on Torres Strait Island culture, and the access of Torres Strait culture for audience members through contemporary and traditional dance forms.
Part of the Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration program.
Speakers: Elma Kris and Peggy Misi (Bangarra Dance Company)
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Date: Sat 2 Jul, 2011. 1.30pm
Duration: 1:27:03 minutes
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Deepen the conversation with Elma Kris and Peggy Misi (Bangarra Dance Company).
The Brotherhood of the Wordless is comprised of fourteen South-East Queensland writers with autism and other disabilities that preclude speech or the muscle ability required to use keyboards or writing implements. Using the technique of facilitated communication, the Brotherhood works with trusted scribes to bring their powerful thoughts and words to life. The Brotherhood of the Wordless have published a book of collected writing, “Tapping on the Heart of the World", now in its third reprint. They have featured on ABC Radio National, the Brisbane Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, and members have preformed at the Woodford Folk Festival to a standing ovation.
Now the collaboration returns with its new show "BIG Thoughts from the FRIGHTENED Well" based on new texts and poems they have written over the past year directly exploring the writers responses to various sensory cues in their day to day environment as well as poetic meditations on some of their deepest fears and grandest fantasies.
Presented by State Library of Queensland, ouTsideRs aRT Inc and Brotherhood of the Wordless.
Speakers: Brotherhood of the Wordless
Where: slq Auditorium 1, level 2
Date: Sat 30 Apr, 2011. 4.00pm
Duration: 1:11:56 minutes
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding BIG Thoughts from the FRIGHTENED Well.
Research shows that reading to a child from an early age contributes to language, critical thinking and literacy development. Half a child’s brain growth occurs between birth and age four, which makes this a crucial time for parents, carers and educators to foster a love of writing, illustrations and stories with children.
More than any other single skill, the ability to read allows a child to succeed in school, learn about the world, function in society, and someday participate successfully in a workplace.
Join Mem Fox and Jodi Finucan as they explore the role reading plays in the literacy development of children. Panellists will present practical advice on making reading an integral part of life from infancy and share ideas for reading games and activities that foster learning and creativity.
When: Thu 16 Feb 2012 6.00 - 7.45pm
Where: slq auditorium, Level 2
Duration: 1:47:48 hr
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Deepen the conversation: Reading to children.
Congratulations to our 2012 Queensland Slam Champion Jo Sri, and runner up Eleanor Jackson!
After months of slam heats across the state, on Friday 7 September 2012, 18 finalists battled it out for the Queensland Slam Championship to a sold out crowd of over 270 people.
Our two Queensland champs will now sharpen their words, reading to take on the best of the best at the Australian Poetry Slam national final in Sydney on 1 December.
Poetry Slams are explosive live events where contestants have two minutes at the microphone to woo the audience with their verbal panache.
Queensland finalists 2012
Brisbane #1 Winner - Josh Donellan aka JD | Runner up – Betsy Turcot
Stanthorpe Winner - Tori Ross
Blackall Winner - Rochelle Robinson | Runner up - Jess Smerdon
Mackay Winner - Katie Fedosenko | Runner up - Brooklyn Pace
Townsville Winner - Georgie Juszczyk | Runner up - Erfan Daliri
Logan Winner - Lachlan Kadell aka Dyntae Peaks | Runner up - Stu Loudon aka Stu.Art
Brisbane #2 Winner - Sarah Peters | Runner up - Eleanor Jackson
Cairns Winner - Jake Dickson aka Skurge| Runner up - Helen Ramoutsaki
Moreton Bay Winner - Angela Willock | Runner up - Jo Sri
Please note: video contains adult themes and strong language.
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Poetry Slam Queensland Final 2012.
2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, whose iconic works are as resonant today as when first written. His books have never gone out of print and there are more than 180 film and television adaptations of his novels. A new film version of Great Expectations starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes is currently in production.
What is the contemporary, worldwide appeal of an author whose stories were primarily concerned with the social injustices and disadvantages of Victorian life?
Join our panel of experts as they explore the enduring legacy of this literary giant, looking at how Dickens has been received, adapted, and imitated outside of Britain over the decades. Is Charles Dickens the ultimate multimedia figure?
How do Queensland’s literacy levels rate? What are the literacy hotspots and how do we address these issues?
Listen to Heather Jensen (Education Queensland) who provides examples of effective community literacy programs.
When: Mon 6 Jun 2011, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Venue: slq Auditorium 1
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Living Literacy Forum - Heather Jensen.