Two poetry experiences at Going West’s opening night (note new venue)


Going West Books & Writers Festival:
Opening Night
Friday 8 September, 7pm
Waitakere Central
6 Henderson Valley Road
$30.00 ($25 concession)
Bookings at
(Limited door sales)
Selina Tusitala Marsh : The Curnow Reader
Rod Oram : The Sir Graeme Douglas Orator

Bill Manhire, Norman Meehan, Hannah Griffin and Blair Latham
Small Holes in the Silence: Classic New Zealand poetry set to music

Our new Poet Laureate: Poet and scholar Selina Tusitala Marsh as Curnow Reader will share poems from across her writing life, including reflections on her recent experience as Commonwealth Poet performing at Westminster before the Queen and readings from her new collection Tightrope.

Journalist and commentator Rod Oram will draw on his book Three Cities, to explore the changing political, economic and technological times in which we find ourselves.

Manhire | Meehan | Griffin | Latham perform SMALL HOLES IN THE SILENCE
Classic New Zealand poetry sensitively set to new music
Hannah Griffin (vocals), Blair Latham (saxophone), Norman Meehan (piano), with Bill Manhire reciting the poems.

The poets included in the show are Baxter, Tuwhare, Mitchell, Manhire, Curnow, Campbell, Duggan, and Manhire.



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