The Salt Room

  • VENUE: Gorman Arts Centre : Gorman Main Hall
  • COST: $10 waged/ $5 unwaged
  • BOOKINGS: Tickets at the door.
  • PRESENTER: Presented by Ainslie + Gorman in partnership with BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
  • WHEN: 6:30am to 9:30am
    19 March 2016

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie + Gorman, brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers.  This month, the Salt Room is also presented as part of the Noted festival.

David Stavanger (Brisbane)
The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary (Brisbane)
Jennifer Compton (Melbourne)
Laurie May (Alice Springs).

MCed by Joel Barcham and Andrew Galan.

David Stavanger
David Stavanger is an award winning poet, writer, and cultural producer. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of his first full-length collection of poetry The Special, which was also awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. At the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards he received a Queensland Writing Fellowship to develop his next two collections. David is also the Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival.

The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary
The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary is a fictitious amateur writers’ group comprised of miscellaneous oddball characters with ‘ideas’ about their place in the literary world. The various ‘members’ of the auxiliary are devised and performed by a revolving group of established and emerging writers who have been invited to turn bad, go rogue, overwrite, underwrite. ‘Do it Wrong.’ The FFA has appeared at Woodford Folk Festival, Bad!Slam!No!Memoir!, the Brisbane Fringe Festival, and the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Jennifer Compton
Jennifer Compton lives in Melbourne and is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. Five Islands Press recently published her book of poetry, Now You Shall Know. The title poem won the Newcastle Poetry Prize in 2013. Mr Clean & The Junkie, a verse novella, was published by Makaro Press in New Zealand in 2015. Her stage play, The Death Of Books, is being developed by the MTC.

Laurie May
Alice Springs’ poet Laurie May challenges norms and explores identity, her own and the developing cultural identity of Australia. Hailing from the Gulf of Carpentaria this tropical bat is now a desert rat who performs around Australia and New Zealand also running youth poetry and performance workshops. Laurie delves into the depths of what makes us and aims to empower, inform and entertain at the same time, poignant and darkly humorous Laurie’s on stage presence will transfix you.

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