TRYP hotel set to rock Brisbane with city’s first music writing festival

The hotel is partnering with Brisbane’s first music-focused writers’ festival to rock the world of music fans and aspiring writers.

The Rock & Roll Writers Festival will celebrate the creativity linking writing and music by inviting more than 40 of Australia’s leading authors, musicians and commentators to share their stories, methods and other madness. Fans are sure to be entertained and challenged as they get up close and question these cultural experts.

The event will invite debate about whether vices like alcohol help or hinder creativity, discuss how to weave Aussie slang into songs, explore how writers tap into their emotions, decide the stories that should make a memoir and much more.

Speakers include the legendary Deborah Conway, who has been singing and songwriting since the 80s, 17-time author Chris Salewicz, award-winning Australian poet Sam Wagan Watson and renowned music and arts critic Kate Hennessy.

TRYP Fortitude Valley features striking street art and murals by acclaimed artists and is known for supporting innovative creative events, such as the recent Brisbane Street Art Festival and now Rock & Roll Writers Festival.

“TRYP’s tag line is ‘Own the City’ so plugging into city events and helping guests feel a part of all Brisbane’s most exciting offerings is a big part of how we operate ,” said Kim Moon, TRYP Fortitude Valley’s executive assistant manager.

“This event will help give fans, tragics and budding musicians a greater understanding of the craft, which makes for a better appreciation of Brisbane’s creative scenes,” Ms Moon said.

“Some of the participants might pick up that little piece of knowledge or a technique they need to turn themselves into a well-known songwriter or performer – the type that can make Brisbane an important dot on the music map.

“Events like this also boost the city’s cultural stocks, because they show how seriously Brisbane takes its music and writing.”

Rock & Roll Writers Festival director Leanne de Souza said the event is about supporting and valuing art forms in every way possible.

“Our vision is for the music community to get together and push past routine thinking so we can find deeper meaning in our lives and express it,” Ms de Souza said.

“Rock and Roll is an attitude. It is about doing what is in your heart, with conviction – and we are glad that TRYP Fortitude Valley shares this vision.”

The festival will be held on April 2 and 3 at The Brightside in Fortitude Valley.

Related Articles

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Back to top button
WP Tumblr Auto Publish Powered By :
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x