Paula Green & Harry Ricketts at the Going West Books & Writers Festival 2009.
Photo: Gil Hanly, Going West Trust Archives.
(fascinating photo! my little notebook, finger pointing, yep he’s the poet up tonight!)
I love this family festival. I love the sliding doors opening in the breaks and everyone tucking into food and conversation like one big poetry family. I love the eclectic programme and the way you can sit back in the same chair and get taken on a thousand voyages. Three cheers to the hard-working Going West team. I am honoured to be part of the festival, on your 20th celebration.
This year you hear:
7.20 In Remembrance: Glenn Colquhoun
7.30 Curnow Reader: Harry Ricketts
8.20 Myths and Legends of the Ancient Pakeha: Glenn Colquhoun
8.30pm Poetry Slam (Harry, Glenn and I are judges)
9.30 am The Poetry of Place: Kerry Hines and Leilani Tamu in conversation with me