brief

The other New Zealand literary journal

Month: August 2017

National Poetry Day Events

Events featuring brief writers on or around National Poetry Day 2017 include:

National Poetry Day 2017The Divine Muses XIV Poetry Reading (Auckland)

The Divine Muses will bring together a mix of emerging and established poets to celebrate National Poetry Day 2017. Free event.

Who: Michael Giacon, C. K. Stead, Simone Kaho, Paula Green, Vana Manasiadis and Siobhan Harvey. Annual Emerging Poets Competition  judged by Maris O’Rourke.
When:
Friday 25 August, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Where: St Paul Gallery, St Paul Street, Auckland CBD

Waiheke Poetry Love Jam (Auckland)

Waiheke Song and Poetry Thing proudly presents a Love Jam 2017. $20 waged, $10 unwaged.

Who: Rata Gordon, Sophia Johnson, Sue Fitchett, Michelle Chote and others.
When: Saturday 26th August, 6.30-8.30pm
Where: Waiheke Library, 133/131 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island

Reservations recommended, contact Kathyvoyles@gmail.com

Kings Theatre Creative Poetry (Northland)

Poets from Fast Fibres Poetry 4 and open mic. Entry $5.

Who: Piet Nieuwland, Olivia Macassey, Aaron Robertson, and many others.
When: Sunday 27 August 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Where: Kings Theatre, 80 Gillies Street, Kawakawa

Where the Wild Words Are (Wellington)

Poets from Mākaro Press. Free entry.

Who: Mary Cresswell, Harvey Molloy, Lindsay Pope, Janis Freegard, Tim Jones, Maggie Rainey-Smith, Keith Westwater, Pete Carter, Peter Stuart, Robyn Cooper, Helen Rickerby, Julie Hanify, Peter Rawnsley, Robin Peace, John Howell
When: Friday 25 August, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Where: Wellington Central Library, Victoria Street, Wellington.

Manifesto Aotearoa Poetry (Wellington)

Poets reading from Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems edited by Philip Temple & Emma Neale. Free entry.

Who: Nick Ascroft, Mary Cresswell, Anahera Gildea, Liang Yujing, Keith Westwater.
When: Friday 25th August, 12.00-1.00pm
Where: Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis Street, Wellington

Best New Zealand Poems (Wellington)

Poets from IIML Best NZ Poems. Free entry.

Who:
Nick Ascroft, James Brown, John Dennison, Adrienne Jansen, Bill Manhire, Bill Nelson, Claire Orchard, Kerrin P Sharpe, Oscar Upperton, Tim Upperton, Airini Beautrais, Marty Smith and Ashleigh Young.
When: Monday 21 August, 12.15-1.15pm
Where: Te Papa Marae, Te Papa, Wellington

The Perfect 10 (Dunedin)

Gala evening hosted by the Otago-Southland NZ Society of Authors. $5, booking essential, contact Kay Mercer library@dcc.govt.nz

Who: Victor Billot, David Howard, Peter Olds, Fiona Farrell, Liz Breslin, Sue Wootton, Jenny Powell, Kay Cooke,  Brian Turner, Jillian Sullivan. Bill Martin on Piano.
When: Friday 25th August, 5.30pm
Where: Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin

Book launch: Ted Jenner, The Arrow That Missed

Book Launch for The Arrow That Missed (Cold Hub Press, 2017)

The Arrow That MissedWho: Author Ted Jenner. Introduction by Scott Hamilton.
When: Wednesday 16 August, 5.30 pm
Where: Auckland Central Public Library, Whare Whananga (Level 2), Auckland

New collection of poems and prose poems from the author of  The Gold Leaves and Writers in Residence and Other Captive Fauna.

“It is a labyrinthine house of language with many rooms that Jenner inhabits and what he finds there is never less than (ordinarily) surprising and provocative.”  Michael Harlow, Landfall 

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