Volta Poetry: Kylie Thompson, June Perkins & Samuel Watson

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Date(s) - 05/02/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brisbane Square Library


VOLTA is co-presented monthly by Queensland Poetry Festival and Brisbane Square Library. It replaces Couplet Poetry, which has been well-loved for more than a decade, to bring you ⚡electric poetry, spoken word, and the unexpected.⚡

VOLTA is a free event, but bookings are essential. Register using the form below – and please let us know if you are no longer able to attend.


Please note that places are limited at Brisbane library events, in accordance with current State Government regulations. Enhanced safety and social distancing measures remain in place. Should increased restrictions be implemented in the event of community transmission, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice.

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KYLIE THOMPSON is a poet and writer based in Redcliffe. Shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Prize in 2020, Kylie’s poetry will feature in an upcoming anthology from Neil Hilborn, due in 2021. Kylie can be found sharing poetry pieces on Instagram as @wildkatpoetry.

DR JUNE PERKINS is a multi-arts creative born to a Papua New Guinean Indigenous mother and Australian father. She was raised in Tasmania as a Bahá’i and combines poetry, blogging, photography and story to explore themes interesting her—peace, ecology, spirituality, diversity, resilience and empowerment.

SAMUEL WATSON is a Wunjaburra/Munanjali/German writer. An author of a dozen publications of poetry and short stories, he was the recipient of the 2018 Patrick White Literary Award. He is proud to be labelled as a Brisbane author.


VOLTA is a free monthly event, with electric live poetry, spoken word, and the unexpected. In 2021 it will be held in-person at Brisbane Square Library (as long as it is safe to do so). Please use the registration form below to book your free ticket.

5 February, 6–7pm AEST (in person)


This event is fully booked.