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Ghostboy AKA Dave Stavanger

Ghostboy AKA Dave Stavanger

David Stavanger, aka Ghostboy, is the Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde of Australian poetry. A live hybrid of performance poetry, spoken word theatre, soundscapes and surrealist vaudeville, he is also a widely published poet, lyricist, editor and independent publisher.

Ghostboy won the Performance Poetry World Cup (2005) and is Queensland's “slammaster” having coordinated two of the nation’s biggest slam events in the Australian Poetry Slam (Queensland) and the WordFood slam at the Woodford Folk Festival.

Ghostboy has performed his work on ABC and Triple J radio and at various festivals including the Brisbane Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, and “NightWords” at the Sydney Opera House. He is also a renowned poetry workshop facilitator and presenter with many years of experience creating and delivering highly innovative workshops in schools and festivals.