Brisbane is fast becoming a hub of live music, entertainment, art, culture and literature. Brisbanites celebrate art and promote it vigorously, with unparalleled zeal.
Amid the large number of events organised each year to showcase the talent of local artists and provide artists with the chance to progress in their respective fields, is the University of Queensland's Eat Your Words Festival.
Got something to say, or want to hear some smooth wordsmithery? Join readers, writers, thinkers, a panel of editors and art lovers from all over the country on Sunday 30 November from 10am to 7pm.
This festival is all about celebrating the Power of Words. Eat Your Words aims to bring to light the importance of words and how they affect our daily lives. Words have the power to transform our imagination and perspective, hence this will be the topic of discussion at the festival.
At the Eat Your Words Festival, contestants are required to "eat their words" and chew upon their true meanings, thus reproducing their work to a heightened level of significance. As words are the bread and butter of our society because they allow us to communicate, they should be given their due respect and attention.
At the festival, one can take part in a variety of activities. Entry to the festival is free and the following activities are on offer:
* A chance to showcase your writing skills.
* A once in a lifetime chance to interact with local writers and aspiring artists (You can showcase your love for literature by supporting the local writers and help them follow their passion).
* Games that will help you improve your literary skills.
* A panel for discussion and a panel for editing, both the panels will enlighten you and help you improve as a writer and as an artist, holistically.
* Various workshops and activities with industry professionals.
Organised by the UQ Writers Club, Eat Your Words Festival is the first of its kind in Brisbane.
If you're a writer, this is the perfect opportunity for you to come and interact with a panel of authors and editors who will review your work and give feedback. The aim of the festival is to help writers develop their skills and hone in on their talents, so positive criticism will be a big part of the event.
Eat Your Words Festival has already attracted a lot of attention and is sure to be a success. Whether you are an aspiring writer, a lover of literature or a keen reader, you will certainly find linguistic enlightenment at Eat Your Words.
The festival will be one Brisbane's largest cultural activities for 2014, adorned by the presence of literary legends. Come and let the written word take you away.