Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Poets needed for an Auckland Performance Poetry Walk

The Urban Walking Festival is seeking poets to perform at a poetry walk through Takapuna responding to its literary history.

The walk will start at Frank Sargesson’s house on Esmonde Rd and finish at the Soap Box in Killarney Park.

Writers along the route include Janet Frame, Karl Wolfskehl and Bruce Mason. We will stop at 38 Hurstmere, a open air community space that speaks to the urban change in Takapuna and the Soap Box, a sculpture as platform created in response to women’s suffrage.

We are looking for 6 performance poets to create poems responding to these sites. The poems will be performed by the poets on the day. We are also interested in publishing the poems as posters at 38 Hurstmere.


Participant Fee: $150

Walk Date: 9 May, 2 – 4pm

Applications close midnight, 19 March

For more about Takapuna’s literary history download heritage walks

How to apply

Email melissa@melissalaing.com with:

Your name

A contact number

Links to previous performances and published poems

Which site or writer you’d like to perform in response to

If you have a connection to Takapuna





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