Along with Carmen Leigh Keates, I was a featured reader at SpeedPoets on Sunday afternoon. SpeedPoets is a monthly open-mic gathering that has been running in Brisbane for ten years now. Organised by local poet, publisher, and organisational dynamo Graham Nunn, SpeedPoets takes place on the first Sunday of the month, and it's just moved to Brew, a newish cafe/bar in the inner city. At each event, the open-mic poets each read one poem, sometimes backed by musician Sheish Money. Each month there are also performances by a featured poet (or two) and a musician. The venue was great, and the afternoon was lively, fun, and thoroughly enjoyable. Best of all was being around so many people who were passionate about poetry (and music). It's a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and I definitely plan to go along again.


AuthorMichelle Dicinoski