Meet the

Authors & Presenters


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Allan Boyd

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Allan Boyd (the antipoet) has been delivering performance poetry and organising dynamic poetry arts and music events since 1995.

He has performed his “difficult and acerbic words“ as featured guest of the Queensland Poetry Festival; Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival; Newcastle This Is Not Art; Electrofringe and National Young Writers Festivals; the WA Poetry Festival; Artrage; Perth International Arts Festival; Adelaide Fringe, WA Fringe, Big Day Out, Southbound and others.

Allan has taught Experimental Writing at Curtin University, featured regularly on ABC Radio 720. He the WA coordinator of the Australian Poetry Slam and currently organises the monthly Perth Slam.

Workshop – South Regional TAFE

Write to Speak

Saturday | 4 May | 9:30am-11:30am

Join Allan Boyd from Perth SLAM for this annual festival workshop, back by popular demand, where you can discover how to write your story and perform your words with crowd-pleasing confidence. Then, take the stage in the Margies Poetry SLAM on Sunday.

Sponsored by: Perth Poetry SLAM

FREE  – Bookings essential


Voyager Main Stage

Raise Your Voice

Saturday | 4 May | 1pm

SLAM Poets take the stage for a free lunch time session that will blow your mind. Hear Jesse Oliver, winner of the 2017 Australian Poetry SLAM in action, as well as SLAM sensation Maddie Godfrey plus Allan Boyd, Saoirse Nash and Jakob Boyd as they give a creative showcase of the spoken word.

Presented by: Perth SLAM  |  Sponsored by: Lotterywest

FREE EVENT


Feature Evemt – Settlers Tavern

Margies Poetry SLAM

Sunday | 5 May | 2pm-3pm

SLAM contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with their original spoken word, poetry, hip hop monologues and stories. Grab the microphone and perform your words – or sit back, buy a drink from the bar and enjoy wild, weird and wonderful words in poetry as you’ve never heard it before.

Presented by: Perth SLAM  |  Sponsored by: Settlers Tavern

FREE  – Bookings essential


FULL LIST OF AUTHORS & SPEAKERS

FESTIVAL TICKETS



Allan Boyd

Sessions


WORKSHOP

Write to Speak

South Regional TAFE
Saturday | 4 May | 9:30am-11:30am

FREE EVENT
Bookings esssential
BOOK NOW

Raise Your Voice

Main Stage
Saturday | 4 May | 1pm

FREE EVENT

FEATURE EVENT

Margies Poetry SLAM

Settlers Tavern
Sunday | 5 May | 2pm-3pm

FREE EVENT
Bookings esssential
BOOK NOW