Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Home & Away Poetry Symposium

H O M E & A W A Y 2 0 1 0
A Trans Tasman Poetry Symposium

Cape Reinga about

HOME & AWAY 2010 at the University of Auckland

your two islands seemed fragile and vulnerable. In humor, but also in a curious
seriousness, I wondered if one might not extend oars from either side of each,
and row them about in celebration of some appropriate festival

(Robert Creeley, 1976)

Programme | Speakers | PDF version


Monday 29 March

7-8 pm Pot luck dinner at Michael King Writers’ Centre. Bring a friend and something to eat or drink
8-9 pm

Michael Farrell and Jill Jones talk and read from their 2009 anthology Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets. Chair: Martin Edmond.
Venue: Michael King Writers’ Centre, Mt Victoria, Devonport

Tuesday 30 March

11-12 noon All Together Now / Kia Kotahi Rā. Poets and students from Poetry off the Page and Masters of Creative Writing make collaborative text for the digital bridge
12-1 pm Performances and shared lunch with students
Venue: Pat Hanan Room (Arts 2, Rm 501. Cnr of Symonds St & Grafton Rd)
1.20 pm Welcome / Whakatau
2-3 pm Session 1 Jill Jones, ‘Poetry’s latitudes: “scope for thought and action”’; Ann Vickery, ‘Beyond a National Paradigm: Travelling Poetics.’ Chair: Brian Flaherty
Venue: Pat Hanan Room
Afternoon tea
3.30-4.30 pm Session 2 Martin Edmond, ‘The Fictional Genealogies of David Mitchell’; Nigel Roberts, ‘Expanding The List: Dave Mitchell in Wellington, Auckland and Sydney.’ Chair: Peter Simpson
Venue: Pat Hanan Room
4.30-5 pm David Mitchell Live at the Globe. Film screening introduced by Genevieve McClean
Venue: Pat Hanan Room
5.30-7 pm Launch of Steal Away Boy: Selected Poems of David Mitchell (Auckland UP) and David Mitchell nzepc author page
Venue: Gus Fisher Gallery at the Kenneth Myers Centre, 74 Shortland St, CBD

Wednesday 31 March

12.30-1.30 pm Lunch. Senior Common Room, Old Government House. Cnr of Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant
2-3 pm Session 3 John Newton, ‘You Kiwis are really eccentric, aren’t you?’; Ian Wedde, ‘the sound of one hand typing.’ Chair: Murray Edmond
Afternoon tea
3.30-4.30 pm Session 4 Cath Kenneally, ‘Not revenge: eaten cold and its debt to Janet Charman’s cold snack; Mark Young, ‘Widening the Community: Otoliths and how.’ Chair: Selina Tusitala Marsh
Venue: Pat Hanan Room
5-5.30 pm Launch of Jill Jones’ Dark Bright Doors (Wakefield Press) and Mark Young’s Genji Monogatari (Otoliths)
Venue: Old Government House Lounge
5.30-7 pm LOUNGE #12 at Old Government House. Featuring Serie Barford, Janet Charman, Michael Farrell, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Jill Jones, Jan Kemp, Cath Kenneally, Genevieve McClean, John Newton, Vivienne Plumb, Nigel Roberts, Ian Wedde, Mark Young. MC: Michele Leggott

Thursday 1 April

Day: Trip to Waiheke Island, tbc
Early evening Planning for September symposium
7.30 pm Genevieve McClean’s Projector Project 2: poetry and film collaborations. Te Karanga Gallery, K Road

For more info visit the NZEPC

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