Warm Words in Winter

The First Week in June

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Warm Words in Winter 2023!

Are you ready for a year of fun and engaging events that showcase the many different ways we can share stories verbally?
Word Fest Toowoomba is back for another year, and this time we’ve got an even more exciting program of events planned for you.
Thu 1 June
Literary Lunch
Fri 2 June
Poetry Slam
Sat 3 June
Ask the Artist
Sun 4 June
Workshop Authors
Tues 6 June
QLD Day Breakfast

Literary Lunch – Thursday, 1 June

(12:00 noon – 2:00pm) – Toowoomba Masonic Hall

1 June - Literary Lunch

Poetry Slam – Friday, 2 June

(7:00 – 9:00pm) – Muay Thai, 88 Water Street

POETRY SLAM – (7:00 – 9:00 pm), Muay Thai, 88 Water Street – a fun night with something different for sure.  Fund-raiser for the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.  A Poetry Slam is a fun, structured competition where poets share their original poems during a 3 minute timeframe in a competition decided by the live audience and a panel of judges.

The format of this spoken word genre is as follows:

  • It is original poetry drawing an emotional response from your audience
  • It fits within the 3 minute time limit
  • It is simple and relates to the time and place and perhaps age of the particular audience
  • It vibrates with passion and rhythm and uses a range of senses, imagery and pace
  • No props, costumes or music are allowed

Poetry Slams are highly entertaining and the program is lively.  First prize – $350, runner up – $100.

Tickets are $30 and include a drink and catered nibbles on arrival.  A coffee van and BBQ food stalls available for purchase.  Register your entry or purchase tickets at www.wordfesttoowoomba.com.au/poetry-slam

2 June

Poetry Slam Competition Entry Form

Ask an Artist Exhibition & Panel – Saturday, 3 June

(Opening 1:30pm – Panel 2-3pm) – Level 3, Toowoomba Gallery – 3 Railway Street

3 June

Ask an Artist Exhibition & Panel

Workshops and Author Expo – Sunday, 4 June

(10:00am – 2:00pm) – Toowoomba Library Community Rooms

4 June

Author Bio’s & Workshop Times

Queensland Day Breakfast – Tues, 6th June

(6:30-8:30am) Muller Brothers, Bell Street Mall

6 June

Queensland Day Breakfast

Be sure to watch for the event details on our Social Media and Facebook page, and mark your calendar for these exciting events. We can’t wait to see you there and hear all the amazing stories you have to tell.