Streuth! Collaborating with Ruckus Youth Brisbane in a zine-making and small-press publication workshop saw an awesome group of young and emerging creators take their first steps toward contributing their poetry and flair to the evergrowing local scene.
In conversation with Ruckus partner and local poet Sean West, I shared my experience in bringing PASTEL to life in Queensland’s artistic stream, the benefit of getting involved with small-press publication and design in tertiary education, and the practical assembly of small-books both on a budget and with an established caddy.
Following the workshop, I was invited to join the judging panel in a competitive poetry slam, encouraging writers fresh to the form in their practice, while enjoying some new voices eager to compete at the ‘big leagues’, the monthly RUCKUS! Slam.
Watch out, Scott! Check out the shot below of myself attempting to levitate the Ruckus School for Gifted Youth off the ground with my mutant powers, Jean Grey-style.
Thank you to Ruckus Youth Brisbane. Photos by Molly St John Mosse.