Monthly Archives: July 2015

Poetry Shelf congratulates Anna Smaill

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The Chimes was one of my favourite fiction reads in the past year. This book, so beautifully written, so sumptuously layered, so utterly inventive and original, is a must read.

To see it on the Man Booker Prize long list is a delight, especially alongside such other extraordinary writers.

Congratulations Anna.

Many Happy Returns: Dunedin Celebrates NZ Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is also Janet Frame’s birthday, and here in Dunedin there will be a poetry feast at the Library: the winners of the Dunedin Secondary Schools Poetry competition will perform their winning poems along with performances by Landfall editor David Eggleton, 2015 Burns Fellow Louise Wallace and special guest Hinemoana Baker. Poet Diane Brown will MC.
6 – 7.45 pm, Friday 28 August, refreshments from 5.30 pm.

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VUW Writer in Residence 2016: Submissions Welcome

Writer in Residence 2016: Submissions Welcome

We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2016. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply.

Applicants should be writers of proven merit, and must be either a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

The Writer will have use of an office at the IIML and while there are no formal duties attached to the position, it is expected that the Writer will take part in the cultural life of the University.

The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017, with a salary of NZ$50,000, and will be made subject to Creative New Zealand funding.

Applications close 30 September 2015

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2016. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society and culture, are eligible to apply.

Applicants should be writers of proven merit, and must be either a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

The Writer will have use of an office at the IIML and while there are no formal duties attached to the position, it is expected that the Writer will take part in the cultural life of the University.

The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017, with a salary of NZ$50,000, and will be made subject to Creative New Zealand funding.

Applications close 30 September 2015

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

Lounge Reading #45

MEGA-READING AT OGH LOUNGE 12 AUGUST 5.30-7 PM
ALL WELCOME!

LOUNGE #45 WEDNESDAY 12 August,
Old Government House Lounge, UoA City Campus, Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, 5.30-7 pm

Featuring performances by:

Ivy Alvarez
Anni Docking
Graham Lindsay
Rapheal Mathis
Maris O’Rourke
Ruby Porter
Shahab Ramhormozian
Hadi Rezaei
Lisa Samuels
Daniel Satele
Jamie Trower

Free entry. Food and drinks for sale in the Buttery. Information Michele Leggott  m.leggott@auckland.ac.nz  or 09 373 7599 ext. 87342. Poster: http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/events/lounge45_poster.pdf

The LOUNGE readings are a continuing project of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc), Auckland University Press and Auckland University English, Drama and Writing Studies,  in association with the Staff Common Room Club at Old Government House.

LOUNGE READINGS #45-47: 12 August, 23 September, 21 October  2014

this looks good! WRITERS ON MONDAYS Beach, Bach and Beyond: Three Poets

WRITERS ON MONDAYS

Beach, Bach and Beyond: Three Poets

Come and hear the latest in poetry, in a reading and discussion chaired by poet Cliff Fell. David Beach’s fourth collection, Jerusalem Sonnets, Love, Wellington Zoo, tackles, amongst other things, the inescapable presence of James K. Baxter for nay sonnet writer. Morgan Bach’s debut, Some of Us Eat the Seeds, welcomes a refreshing new voice that is in turns witty and sharp-edged. The international publication of Otherwise, John Dennison’s first collection, heralds a new, vivid and sensual voice in the New Zealand (and UK) poetry scene.

DATE:  Monday 20 July
TIME:   12.15-1.15pm
VENUE:  Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
(please note that no food may be taken onto the Te Papa Marae)

Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre.