Events featuring brief writers on or around National Poetry Day 2017 include:
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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