This year’s Winter Readings will belatedly
be held in the month of September in
Paekakariki, continuing a popular event
at the City Gallery in Wellington
2003-2008. Each event featured a tribute to an
album or group. This year’s readings form
a tribute to the Kinks.
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Poets: Iain Sharp and Joy MacKenzie (Nelson),
Michael O’Leary and Damian Ruth (Paekakariki),
Mark Pirie, Mary Campbell and Wyeth Chalmers
(Wellington) and Bill Dacker (Otago).
MC: Rob Hack
Venue: St Peter’s Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki.
Admission to the reading is by koha. Books for
sale from 12.00pm.
Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop (ESAW) will publish
an anthology of poems (free with koha) by the
readers featured to celebrate the event.
Winter Readings are presented by:
Paekakariki Community Trust
Poetry Archive Trust
Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop
Christchurch Feminist Poets presents an evening of spoken word poetry that will move you, inspire you and make you think about society today and the ongoing struggle for equality. Bringing together a stellar group of Christchurch’s most powerful and thought provoking poets, this event is a unique opportunity to hear a cross section of voices, all driven to make the world a better place. Featuring Tusiata Avia, Ray Shipley, Alice Anderson, Rebecca Nash and Isla Martin, this event will immerse the audience in poetry that is as diverse as it is uplifting.
Once again Wellington pulls out the stops on Poetry Day – this for a tasty start!
Serie Barford: The Curnow Reader
Going West always dedicates a significant part of its programme to poetry and this year is no exception.
‘New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians offer audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September.’ Good location & food!
8 September Going West Poetry Slam. Glen Eden Playhouse
14-16 September Going West Writers Festival weekend. Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Full programme here
Word Up! is an exciting performance competition which gives 13–21 year-olds the opportunity to present their original work
If you think poetry is all about fields of daffodils and iambic pentameters, think again. Here, at the Going West Poetry Slam, poets lay it on the line to see who’s got the chops to rise to the top.
Poet Serie Barford is the Opening Night’s Curnow Reader
Does a city a writer make? Three visiting Wellington poets – Chris Tse, Helen Heath and Anna Jackson – explore what it’s like to live, work and write in the windy city with Paula Green.
Going West is honoured to partner with Auckland University Press to host the launch of a new collection of poetry from C.K. Stead, That Derrida Whom I Derided Died: Poems 2013-2017.
As we incorporate artificial intelligence, automation and robotics into our lives and even our bodies, we continue to wrestle with what it all means for us as humans. Helen Heath and Dr Jo Cribb are joined by Vincent Heeringa to discuss these issues.