Poets’ Night Out – A Poet Laureate Celebration


Poets’ Night Out
This not-to-be-missed event will be a celebration of the importance of poetry in our lives, and the role of the New Zealand Poet Laureate Award in bringing poetry alive and into our midst.
Poets’ Night Out also acknowledges the role played by Hawkes Bay in supporting poetry in New Zealand. Sir John Buck of Te Mata Estate Winery began the Poet Laureate Award in New Zealand in 1996 to mark the centenary of Te Mata as a wine producer.
The New Zealand Poet Laureate Award became the responsibility of the Government in 2007, and the role of administering this passed to the National Library of New Zealand. A Poet Laureate is appointed every two years, with the award recognising New Zealand poets of outstanding achievement. The current Poet Laureate is Vincent O’Sullivan.
Poets’ Night Out will be a memorable mix of fine poetry and musical talent that promises to be one of the best nights out for 2014.
Havelock North on Saturday 5 April, 7.30pm

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