Rebecca Rushbrook

Rebecca RushbrookRebecca is an award-winning poet, living and working in Lismore, NSW. She was a NSW finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam, winner of the Nimbin Performance Poetry Cup and three times winner of the Lismore Poetry Cup. She has featured at numerous festivals including the Queensland Poetry Festival, the Sydney Writers Festival, the Byron Writers Festival and the
Newcastle Fringe Festival. Her poems After the Water (about the Lismore floods) and The Queue (about the housing crisis) have become well known after going viral on social media.

Rebecca is the founder of the Alphabet Poets poetry slam, one of the founders of the Newcastle Fringe Festival’s Literature Programme, co-editor of the literary publication poesis and is published in numerous anthologies and journals. She works as a poetry editor and mentor and teacher of high school workshops to help kids discover their own poetic abilities. She expects to publish her first collection in 2024, but in the meantime live performances are the place to be to catch her beautiful work.

Hear Rebecca during the Friday night Festival Launch, and during guest poet sessions on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.