The Dunedin Poem
26th August is National Poetry Day! Celebrate by helping to create a poem for Dunedin by Dunedin. Local poet Diane Brown has gifted the first line of this new poem. You are invited to write the next line. Throughout National Poetry Day 2016, the poem will grow, and Dunedin Public Libraries will design a poster of the finished version to display. Entry Details: Free. All welcome to contribute (no offensive language, please). Date/Times: Friday 26th August, 9.30am-8pm Locations: All Dunedin Public Libraries
– Mosgiel Library, 7 Hartstonge Avenue, Mosgiel
– Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
– Port Chalmers Library, 20 Beach Street, Port Chalmer
– Blueskin Bay Library, 28 Harvey Street, Waitati
– Waikouaiti Library, 192 Main Road, Waikouaiti Contact: Kay Mercer Library@dcc.govt.nz 03 474 3690
Come and celebrate National Poetry Day 2016 with Seraph Press Poets & Friends, hosted by Vic Books.
Seraph Press has invited some of their authors, mainly from out-of-town, to join with some of their friends from Victoria University to share their poetry at Vic Books on National Poetry Day 2016.
Sit back with your morning tea from the Vic Books café and spend an hour listening to nine fabulous poets. Featuring Seraph Press poets Paula Green, Helen Lehndorf, Johanna Aitchison, Vana Manasiadis and Anahera Gildea, with friends Amy Leigh Wickes (PhD student), Liang Yujing (PhD student), Marco Sonzogni (programme director of the Italian Programme) and Anne Kennedy (2016 Writer in Residence).
National Poetry Day is also Janet Frame’s birthday, and here in Dunedin there will be a poetry feast at the Library: the winners of the Dunedin Secondary Schools Poetry competition will perform their winning poems along with performances by Landfall editor David Eggleton, 2015 Burns Fellow Louise Wallace and special guest Hinemoana Baker. Poet Diane Brown will MC.
6 – 7.45 pm, Friday 28 August, refreshments from 5.30 pm.