Five Workshop Places Available with Yona Harvey – contributing writer to Marvel Comics’ series Black Panther


Five Workshop Places Available with Yona Harvey –   contributing writer to Marvel Comics’ series
Black Panther

Screen Queensland will support five Queensland screenwriters to attend an exclusive Queensland Poetry Festival workshop with Yona Harvey on finding a character’s unique voice through poetic devices.

WORKSHOP: Crafting Poetic Voice

August 25, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley

In this very special workshop, Harvey shares her tricks and tips for lending nuance to characters by imagining their poetic voice.

‘Harvey creates a feeling of something put together as well as the best machines that sew and sing, every word a necessary part of the whole humming beauty.’ (The Pittsburgh City Paper).

Yona Harvey is an award-winning African American poet, literary artist and contributing writer to Marvel Comics’ best-selling Black Panther series, making her one of the first black women ever to have written for Marvel. She’s a recipient of a Kate Tufts Discovery Award (for her debut collection Hemming the Water) and a Barbara Deming Award for feminists in the arts. She lives in Pennsylvania, where she teaches poetry at the University of Pittsburgh and facilitates nonfiction workshops for adolescents writing about mental illness.

TO APPLY: Let us know in 25 words or less why you should attend the workshop by completing this short SmartyGrants form by 5pm, Wednesday 15th August 2018.  Successful applicants will be notified by email Friday 17th August 2018.
Proudly supported by Screen Queensland and the Queensland Government. 

Tickets are also available to purchase to the Crafting Poetic Voice Workshop as well as to two other events with Yona Harvey, including:

Yona Harvey: In Conversation August 26, 2018, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley 

In this conversation with QPF’s 2018 Poet-in-Residence, Yona Harvey, we honour the vital relationship between truth and doubt, and explore poetry’s role in the healing process.

QPF Cabaret August 24, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley

Join us for QPF’s night of nights when poetry shines a light into the big issues of our times. The 2018 QPF Cabaret features an all-star cast of multi-award-winning voices from across the globe, including Marvel’s Black Panther contributing author & literary artist Yona Harvey, Man Booker longlisted and highly decorated Scottish poet Robin Robertson, Iranian-American poet & translator Sholeh Wolpe, UK slam queen Hollie McNish, and QPF’s 2018 Indigenous-Poet-In-Residence, poet and Harvard scholar, Alison Whittaker.

> About Queensland Poetry Festival

Queensland Poetry Festival Inc (QPF) is an independent festival and arts organisation, which exists to support, cultivate, and promote a vibrant poetry and spoken word culture in Queensland.

QPF produces Australia’s annual flagship poetry festival, manages the Queensland Poetry Awards and Poet in Residence Programs and delivers an annual program of events around Queensland.

Go to Queensland Poetry Festival for more information.