Speak to Me : Slam Poets

Three Brisbane slam poets will perform an original work at the opening night of ‘Experimenta Speak to Me, 5th International Biennial of Media Art’, responding to the theme ‘speak to me’.


Eleanor Jackson: 

Eleanor is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and radio broadcaster. As a poet and performer, Eleanor has been described as capable of creating, “powerful quiet”. Two-time winner of the Midsumma Poetry Out Loud slam and National Poetry Slam finalist, Eleanor has featured at the Overload Poetry, Queensland Poetry, Sydney Writers, Melbourne Writers, Brisbane Writers, Anywhere Theatre and Woodford Folk festivals.

Betsy Turcot:

Betsy Turcot is a performance poet, workshop facilitator and mother of one. She has featured at Queensland Poetry, Melbourne Overload, Brisbane Emerging Arts, Anywhere Theatre and Woodford Folk festivals. She is author of the verse novella, Hugging the Yellow Line. Betsy is also one of the two parts of the Belles of Hell alongside Eleanor Jackson. The Belles of Hell have co-written three poetic plays which have been performed around Australia as well as in New York City

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