Ghostboy with Golden Virtues are Green Room Award* nominated avant-garde art rock brutes! For the first time in QLD they present their critically acclaimed two part punk kabaret feast “Swallow & Exit”.Featuring original songs about sex, death and the doors in-between, “Swallow & Exit” invites you to enter a world of Berlin debauchery & dance, live antagonism & sensuality, spoken weird theatre, and interpretations of Jacques Brel, Iggy Pop, Serge Gainsbourg, & ……Katie Perry!

Very special guests on the night include a solo set on grand piano by revered rock’n’roll vaudevillian Martin Martini, New York’s provocative punk performance artist Emily XYZ (The 2010 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence) as well as local sonic sex therapist Pascalle Burton.  This is an event for lovers and those wanting to love. The butterflies of the night have started to beat their wings….

This writer has been attending the Melbourne Fringe Festival for more than two decades now, and Ghostboy with Golden Virtues are far and away the best thing I have ever seen there. Epic psychosexual rock opera theatre of the f**king absurd. This bunch should be bigger than The Tiger Lillies. Yes. Inpress

Tickets $24-35 PH: 3872 9000

from Tuesday 13 July

Poetry Workshop Series

During this drop in series, you can work with Emily to develop your poetic voice and writing practice. She’ll be focusing on a new topic each week and you can either enrol to the whole course or just a couple of dates. This series is designed for a small class so places are limited, best to book to avoid disappointment.

When: Tuesdays 13 July, 20 July, 27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $5 a session or $30 the whole program
Bookings: call Queensland Writers Centre on 3842 9922 or email

Sunday 4 July, 2pm


SpeedPoets returns on the first Sunday of the month in July at InSpire Gallery Bar (71 Vulture St, West End) this month they are bringing their feature artist all the way from the United States of America! July will feature the first reading from 2010 Arts QLD Poet-in-Residence, Emily XYZ, who last graced our stages in 2006, when she broke hearts and blew minds at QPF. Emily XYZ is best known for her works for two voices, performed with Myers Bartlett, so this is a rare opportunity to catch her in solo mode. As always there will be raffles/giveaways, the legendary SpeedPoets Open Mic section, Free Zines and live sounds from Sheish Money. Doors open at 2pm – along with sign up for the Open Mic section. Entry is a gold coin donation.