Monday, July 26, 2010

National Poetry Day

It looks like it's going to be a big one. As well as the reading I'm performing at out in Titirangi, there's the lauch for the late Leigh Davis' collection Stunning debut of the repairing of a life at the at the University of Otago's Auckland Centre, 385 Queen Street, Auckland from 6.00–8.00 pm. At the Auckland City Library is a continuation of the "Million Poems for Matariki" project, with Selina Tusitala Marsh, last year's poet laureate Michele Leggott, and current Laureate Cilla McQueen.

And Christchurch - I haven't forgotten you! There's a reading at the University Bookshop, for the launch of Guarding the Cellar Door by Linda Connell, published by Steele Roberts, with readings by Roger Hickin, Tusiata Avia, my good friends Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and Micah Timona-Ferris, and writers from the School for Young Writers. I think there may be something at the central city library as well, but I could be wrong.

More events can be found here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Reading at Lopdell House for National Poetry Day

I'm reading at this event alongside Selina Tusitala Marsh; Kevin Ireland; Raewyn Alexander; Doug Poole; Courtney Meredith; Mark Pirie; Janet Charman; Daniel Larsen and Ila Selwyn.

I will be reading from my forthcoming book /K/:HAVEDONEWITH, coming soon from June Gloom. I have special plans.

From the website:

This event is always a sell out so book early.

Hot mulled wine will be available.

This event is made possible with support from Creative Communities and National Poetry Day's sponsors, National Post and Booksellers New Zealand.

Venue: Top Floor of Lopdell House, 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm

Corner Titirangi & South Titirangi Roads, Auckland 0604

Entry: $10

Booking: phone 817 8087 x201 or call into the Gallery Shop.