Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Poetry at Featherston’s Booktown

Full programme here

I am looking forward to heading to Featherston’s Booktown at the beginning of May. I am doing several events with children and several adult ones, including a two-hour poetry workshop with children (if you know any that might like to come to that!).

A poetry feast on offering too! There are short popUP poetry readings in the hall – I am reading about 11 am.

Here are a few poetry highlights (there are more):

Listen to Selina Tusitala Marsh at the Fish’n’Chip Supper

Catch the fabulous energy of the Show Ponies crew with MC Jordan Hamel

My poetry workshop for children

Catch up with Rose Lu (ok not poetry but this will be great!)

More poetry! Get ready for a little truth-telling from Caro DeCarlo, Emma Barnes, Vana Manasiadis, Rachel McAlpine and Helen Rickerby.

Continuing our series of Late Nite Lit events, emerging poets Mike Fitzsimons, Tim Grgec, Tayi Tibble and Sam Duckor-Jones will square off against more established Aotearoa poets Paula Green; New Zealand’s first Pasifika Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh; and Rachel McAlpine in a poetry collision. If the event runs to schedule and there aren’t prone bodies all over the stage, MC Mary McCallum will invite members of the audience to take the mic. Poetry Collision is supported by Creative New Zealand.

I get to make my poetry picks for the Book Awards!

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