Calling all poets and writers, it’s time to bunker down and speak out
  • Friday 01 March 2019
joelle taylor, the bunker, horizon festival

After a sell-out event during Horizon Festival 2018, former UK slam champion and change-maker, Joelle Taylor will return to the Sunshine Coast as a part of Bunker Down, Speak Out on March 6 and 7.

Presented by The Bunker Collective and Horizon Festival, Bunker Down, Speak Out is a new quarterly event that provides a platform for local poets and writers to perform their work and an opportunity for newcomers to begin their own journey with the genre.

Direct from Adelaide Writer’s Week, Joelle will perform a range of works including those from her new release collection, Songs My Enemy Taught Me.

Joelle is a powerhouse performer on stage and echoes that strength as an educator in her uniquely crafted workshops.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from the best and give it a try yourself, book now for a workshop with Joelle and register for the open mic night.

Spoken Word Workshop with Joelle Taylor

Designed for emerging and established performance poets and writers, this is an exciting opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best.

Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 6-8pm
Location: SunCentral building (downstairs), 9 Golf Street, Maroochydore
Tickets: GA $45, plus booking fee, Conc $35, plus booking fee

Bunker Down, Speak Out - Open Mic Night

Come along and see UK slam champ Joelle Taylor take the stage alongside home-grown local spoken word talent. This is a one-off performance not to be missed.  

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 7pm
Location: Solbar, Maroochydore
Tickets: $15, plus booking fee pre-sale, $20 on the door / free for open mic performers 

Open Mic Registration
We love seeing our locals up on stage! Register to perform at the open mic night for a chance to win a cash prize, plus the kudos of performing alongside Joelle Taylor.

Get tickets and register for the open mic night at

Bunker Down, Speak Out is funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.