Calendar of Events

This year's Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day was an 'unofficial' celebration, but there was still chaos, fun, pop-up events, poetry slams, spoken word performances, book launches and readings up and down the country, supplemented by a huge online celebration as well!

Scroll down to check out what went on - and also for details of events postponed due to Covid-19 which are still to run.

Beyond that, roll on Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2021!




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Nationwide | Northland | Auckland Region | Waikato/Coromandel | Bay of Plenty/Rotorua | Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay Region | Taranaki | Mangawhatu/Whanganui | Wellington/Kapiti Coast | Nelson Region | Canterbury | West Coast | Otago


Welcome to the National Calendar of Events 2020!


NATIONWIDE


Borders –Real and Imagined

By Renu Sikka –Founder of Our Stories On Plate to empower girls and women from migrant and refugee background through cooking and creative writing…

As the pandemic continues around the world and more and more people are self-isolating or social distancing, let’s all unite through sharing poetry, art and acts of kindness. Let's find creative ways to create, inspire and support each other across "social distancing." At this creative workshop we will all share a pandemic prompted covid Haiku.

Coronavirus is 5 Syllables and let’s all share our struggles in 17 syllables.

This workshop is organised by Renu Sikka -the founder of a NZ based non-profit social enterprise called –Our Stories On Plate… an organisation to empower all migrant and refugee women and girls from diverse ethnic backgrounds. All ages welcome.

This workshop will be held virtually through Google Meet up.

Please click the link below to join us all.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Entry Details: Free. Open to all ages.

Date/Times: 22nd August @ 5-6.30 pm.

Location: Virtual through Google Meet up.

Contact: renusik02@gmail.com

Further Info: OUR STORIES ON PLATE

https://www.facebook.com/Our-Stories-On-Plate-1893145167436062


Open Mic Night feat. Meow Gurrrls

DUE TO THE CHANGE IN COVID-19 ALERT LEVELS THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD VIA ZOOM. PLEASE EMAIL TO REGISTER.


Join the NZSA Wellington at VicBooks for an Open Mic Night in celebration of this year's Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day. Bring your own poem or listen to Wellington's own Meow Gurrrls, a group of Wellington region women poets from diverse backgrounds and interests. The event marks the NZSA Wellington's return to in-person events, so join the celebrations. Food and drinks will be provided. All ages welcome.

Entry Details: Koha 3$ for members/5$ for non-members. Contact wellington@nzsa-authors.org.nz if you wish to read your poem.

Date/Times: 17 August, 6-8pm (opens at 5.30pm)

Contact: Jana Mittelstaedt, wellington@nzsa-authors.org.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/291081802097628/



The Divine Muses at Auckland Central Library

Appearing on Auckland Library's Twitter stream, podcasts and screens in Auckland Central Library, the Divine Muses present a feast of poets performing their poems throughout National Poetry Day. Poets featured include Siobhan Harvey, Alexandra Fraser, Elizabeth Morton, Elizabeth Welsh, Ria Masae, Michael Giacon and many more.

On the day:

Check out Auckland Library's Twitter account: @Auckland_Libs

Check out Auckland Library's Podcast page: https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/news-and-blogs.aspx

Entry Details: Free for all

Date/Times: Tuesday 25th August 2020: all day

Location: digital as above

Contact: Siobhan Harvey at siobhan.harvey@aut.ac.nz

Further Info: https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/news-and-blogs.aspx


Tāmaki Poems - An online collection of poems for Auckland

Tāmaki Poems is a community-generated, online poetry project, inspired by a map of Auckland compiled by Mr Leslie Kelly in 1940. In the lead up to the opening of Tāmaki Herenga Waka - Auckland Stories, our new permanent galleries at Auckland Museum, we are inviting writers of all ages and backgrounds throughout the county, to submit poems of place, heritage, connection and identity that relate in any way to the Auckland region and pin them to our digital map. Join us to grow an online compendium for everyone to search and enjoy.

Entry Details: This is free to enter and is open to all ages. Submission can be made online or by emailing tamakipoems@aucklandmuseum.com with your name and age attached. Entries must contain a reference within the poem, like a street name, mention a suburb or Auckland icon; or have a location connected to Auckland as a side note so that we can geotag the poem to the map.

Date/Times: Live online for submissions from 21 August 2020 closing 21 February 2021

Location: find us online at aucklandmuseum.com

Contact: Elliot at tamakipoems@aucklandmuseum.com

Further Info: aucklandmuseum.com (for now) Terms and Conditions and some poetry prompts can be found on our website


Northland


Kawakawa


Kings Theatre Creative Poetry Open Mic

Get together with your family and friends at the fabulous Kings Theatre Creative in Kawakawa to be moved by an afternoon of diverse, compelling and engaging poetry. Join editors Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey along with many poets featured in the freshly launched Fast Fibres Poetry 7. Join in to unleash your creativity and perform your own poetry live at the open mic session.

Entry Details: koha, all ages welcome

Date /Time: Sunday 23 August from 1 to 3pm

Location: Kings Theatre Creative, 80 Gillies Street, Kawakawa

Contact: Piet Nieuwland fastfibres@live.com 0274805548

Further Information: https://www.facebook.com/KingsTheatreCreative/

#NZPoetryDay http://www.nzbookawards.nz/national-poetry-day

https://fastfibres.wordpress.com/


Matakohe


OPEN MIC NIGHT AND PRIZE GIVING


Join us at The Kauri Museum to celebrate National Poetry Day 2020. Take part or simply enjoy the performances by finalists and those who are willing to step up to the mic.

Entry Details: $5 door sales – all ages welcome

Date/Times: Friday 21 August, 6:30pm

Location: The Kauri Museum, Church Road, Matakohe

Contact: info@kaurimuseum.com

Further Info: https://www.kaurimuseum.com/whats-on-item/national-poetry-day-competitions-21-august-2020 www.facebook.com/kaurimuseum


Whangarei


Poetry Posse & Fast Fibres Poets at Kāri Āhua. The Āhua Garden.

Celebrate National Poetry Day with your friends and family at Kāri Āhua, The Āhua Garden. Join the Poetry Posse Mike Botur, Nga-Atawhainga Creagh, Ren Lunicke, Vincent Nathan, Brett Ruys, Vivian Thonger, and Fast Fibres Poets Piet Nieuwland, John Geraets, Olivia Macassey, Robert Davis and others for a session of dazzling and diverse poetry.

Entry details: free, all ages welcome

Date/time: Friday 21 August, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: Kāri Āhua. The Āhua Garden 22 Bank Street Whangarei

Contact: Piet Nieuwland fastfibres@live.com 0274805548

Further Information: https://fastfibres.wordpress.com

#NZPoetryDay http://www.nzbookawards.nz/national-poetry-day


Fast Fibres Poetry 7 Launch

Get together with your friends and family at ONEONESIX Bank Street to celebrate the launch of Fast Fibres Poetry 7, Northland’s own poetry anthology. Be enthralled for a few hours with diverse and interesting new poetry from some of the our best poets including Piet Nieuwland, Arthur Fairley, Olivia Macassey, Malcolm Ford, Robert Davis and many other talented word-players.

Entry details: free, all ages welcome

Date/time: Thursday 20 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Location: ONEONESIX Community Centre, 116 Bank Street Whangarei

Contact: Piet Nieuwland fastfibres@live.com 0274805548

Further Information: https://fastfibres.wordpress.com

#NZPoetryDay http://www.nzbookawards.nz/national-poetry-day


POETRY POPUP

Still feeling the poetry vibe? Warm down from Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Saturday with our POETRY POPUP at Whangarei Central Library. Please come along to read your own poetry and support Fast Fibres Poetry 7. This event is always great fun with a busy audience of library goers. See you there!

Entry Details: Free, all welcome

Date/Times: Saturday 22 August from 10am till 12midday.

Location: Whangarei Central Library, Rust Avenue, Whangarei

Contact: Piet Nieuwland fastfibres@live.com 027 4805548

Further Info: https://fastfibres.wordpress.com/

#NZPoetryDay http://www.nzbookawards.nz/national-poetry-day


Auckland Region

North Auckland
North Shore
Central Auckland
West Auckland
South Auckland



North Auckland


CANCELLED: The Hibiscus Coast/Puhoi National Poetry Day event - 2020!

This year we are celebrating a day early, and gathering in the Sugar Loaf Bar and Restaurant. Everyone with an interest in poetry is welcome: we will have poetry readings, prizes and assorted poetry fun! Coffee, wine, meals and bar food all available.

If you would like to present a poem (your own or someone else's) please let us know so you can be added to the programme. We look forward to seeing you there.

Entry Details: $2.00 entry. Open to all ages.

Date/Times: Thursday August 20th 7.00-9.30


Contact: dianenewcombe@hotmail.com Diane: 021483849


THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED - PLEASE CHECK FOR A LATER DATE: AJ Bell and the Poets

Kumeu Live present AJ Bell in Concert with local poets in celebration of National Poetry Day. The Poets include Arthur Amon, Sandra Fraser, Denise O'Hagan, Richard Pamatatau, Mark Raffills and Gillian Roach. The evening will start with the poets reading their work and then combining their poetry with musical performances by AJ Bell and band.

Entry Details: $20 entry. Open to all ages. Tickets available at undertheradar.co.nz

Date/Times: 22 August, 7pm

Location: 300 Main Rd, Huapai, Kumeu, Auckland, New Zealand 0810

Contact: Kumeu Live, kumeuarts@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/725108318335898/


North Shore

CANCELLED: Poetry Day Prelude: Shore Words

A night of poetry marking National Poetry Day with MC Stu Bagby, plus well-known poets Fardowsa Mohamed, an Auckland doctor widely published in literary magazines, physician Art Nahill whose work has appeared on both sides of the Pacific and Bryan Walpert, poet, fiction writer, essayist and literary scholar.

Cash only book table at the event.

Entry Details: Koha appreciated

Date/Times: Thursday 20th August, 6pm - 7.30pm. Light refreshments from 6pm, event starts at 6.30pm

Contact: Jenny Cole jen.cole@btinternet.com

Further Info: https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/news-and-blogs.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/TakapunaLibrary/


Central Auckland


POSTPONED: Books on the Bus NZ Poetry Book Drop

Books on the Bus NZ is celebrating National Poetry Day on 21 August by doing a themed poetry book drop. Find poetry books around transport hubs – bus stops, ferry terminals and train stations as well as in buses and trains. The rules are simple: If you find a book TAKE it with you. Enjoy the READ – take your time, take in the words. Read it from home or in transit. LEAVE the books for others to enjoy once you’re done. Return it to any train, bus, ferry, bus stop or train station when you’ve finished reading it.

Entry Details: Free


Location: North Island (Auckland/Ruapehu)

Contact: Jade-Ceres Munoz, violetdolor@gmail.com

Further Information: www.facebook.com/booksonthebus


The Divine Muses at Auckland Central Library

Appearing on Auckland Library's Twitter stream, podcasts and screens in Auckland Central Library, the Divine Muses present a feast of poets performing their poems throughout National Poetry Day. Poets featured include Siobhan Harvey, Alexandra Fraser, Elizabeth Morton, Elizabeth Welsh, Ria Masae, Michael Giacon and many more.

On the day:

Check out Auckland Library's Twitter account: @Auckland_Libs

Check out Auckland Library's Podcast page: https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/news-and-blogs.aspx

Entry Details: Free for all

Date/Times: Tuesday 25th August 2020: all day

Location: digital as above

Contact: Siobhan Harvey at siobhan.harvey@aut.ac.nz

Further Info: https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/Pages/news-and-blogs.aspx


Tāmaki Poems - An online collection of poems for Auckland

Tāmaki Poems is a community-generated, online poetry project, inspired by a map of Auckland compiled by Mr Leslie Kelly in 1940. In the lead up to the opening of Tāmaki Herenga Waka - Auckland Stories, our new permanent galleries at Auckland Museum, we are inviting writers of all ages and backgrounds throughout the county, to submit poems of place, heritage, connection and identity that relate in any way to the Auckland region and pin them to our digital map. Join us to grow an online compendium for everyone to search and enjoy.

Entry Details: This is free to enter and is open to all ages. Submission can be made online or by emailing tamakipoems@aucklandmuseum.com with your name and age attached. Entries must contain a reference within the poem, like a street name, mention a suburb or Auckland icon; or have a location connected to Auckland as a side note so that we can geotag the poem to the map.

Date/Times: Live online for submissions from 21 August 2020 closing 21 February 2021

Location: find us online at aucklandmuseum.com

Contact: Elliot at tamakipoems@aucklandmuseum.com

Further Info: aucklandmuseum.com (for now) Terms and Conditions and some poetry prompts can be found on our website


CANCELLED: Compound Press @ National Poetry Day

An event launching two publications into the atmosphere. Go off road with a reading from Craig Foltz, author of LOCALS ONLY, a road trip with each poem taking you to a place in New Zealand, “filtered through the imagined lenses of the people who would be most familiar with it.” Minarets #11 is the 2020 issue of our poetry journal, guest edited by major Australian poet Pam Brown. Readings from Auckland-based contributors including Vanessa Mei Crofskey, Murray Edmond, and Lisa Samuels.

Entry Details: Free to all

Date/Times: 21 August, 6:30-8pm

Location: Strange Goods, 281 Karangahape Rd, Auckland

Contact: Chris Holdaway (press@compoundpress.org)

Further Info: Facebook Event


CANCELLED: Compound Press @ National Poetry Day

Two exciting new books were released during level 4 lockdown that never got a proper chance to breathe. LOCALS ONLY (Compound Press) by Craig Foltz is a road trip with each poem taking you to a place in New Zealand, “filtered through the imagined lenses of the people who would be most familiar with it.” The Lifers (Otago University Press) by Michael Steven moves through the undercurrents of neo-liberal New Zealand, echoing with voices of the dead, dejected, and forgotten. Join us for a reading and a proper launch to destinations not found in the drivers atlas.

Entry Details: Free to all

Date/Times: Sat 22 August, 6:30-8pm

Contact: Chris Holdaway (press@compoundpress.org)

Further Info: Facebook Event


CANCELLED: High Rise Poetry 2 at AUT

High Rise Poetry 2 at AUT is an open-mic event hosted by the Isthmus Poets (AUT Master of Creative Writing alumni) and the Centre for Creative Writing at AUT as part of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day.

Entry Details: Free.

Date/Times: Fri 21st August, 2020. 12.20pm for a 12.30 start, through to 1.30pm.

Contact: Michael Giacon: mgiacon@aut.ac.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/isthmuspoets/



Read, play, shout

This month in our literary extravaganza, poetry! Readings by:

* Michael Steven (poet)
* Dan Goodwin (performance poet)
* Nick Ascroft (Wellington poet)

Plus snacks, perhaps a glass of wine and definitely 14,000 delightful books to choose from.

Entry Details: Free. Open to all ages.

Date/Times: Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 3 PM – 4 PM

Location: The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland 1011

Contact: info@theopenbook.co.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/726214544631009/


West Auckland



South Auckland



CANCELLED: Poetry Slam

“Poetry Slam” Is a community event for poets and talented spoken word artists and anyone else who loves poetry!. The session will run along the lines of an “Open Mic” where people can share their original works of poetry.

Local author, poet, playwriter and illustrator, Helen Tau’au Filisi, will share her writing journey. Refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded to poets showing most promise!. Please phone 261-8650 to register your interest.

Entry Details: Free.

Date/Times: Friday 21 August; 1.30pm – 2.45pm

Location: Mangere Town Centre Library, 121 Bader Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022

Contact: Sonia Munro. MangereTownCentre.Library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

This event will be may cancelled if Auckland remains at Alert Level 3.


Waikato/Coromandel


Hamilton


Poetry Workshop

We’ll explore haiku and tanka, forms of Japanese poetry now widely practised in the West. Writing haiku gives a way of responding to what is happening around us, while tanka adds a personal, imaginative dimension. We will also look at key aspects of Japanese poetry such as yūgen (mystery and depth), sabi-wabi (the transient and the imperfect) and mono no aware (a deep feeling for the things of this world). Richard Von Sturmer is a long time Zen practitioner and an acclaimed New Zealand writer, poet, lyricist and performer. Richard is University of Waikato’s Writer In Residence in 2020.

Entry Details: The workshop costs $25 and morning tea will be served. Registration required. Open to all ages.

Date/Times: 22 August, 9-12pm

Location: P Block at Wintec

Contact: hamiltonbookmonth@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.hamiltonbookmonth.com/poetrywritingworkshop


POSTPONED: Poetry Soiree

We are having a special Poetry Soiree at Waikato Museum on National Poetry Day. The evening will begin with drinks and platter food before MC Nick Clothier welcomes everyone and outlines the evening's format. Our featured poet, this year's Writer in Residence Richard von Sturmer, will start the readings. Come and hear these award-winning writers and Waikato-based poets: Aimee-Jane Anderson-O'Connor, Carrie Barber, Stephanie Christie, Peter Dornauf, Norman Franke, Hayden Pyke, essa may ranapiri, Elaine Riddell, Tracey Slaughter, Barry Smith and Mere Taito. After our invited poets have read we will head to the foyer for further refreshments, book sales and signing.

Entry Details: Free but register for an Eventbrite ticket https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/poetry-soiree-tickets-111898160410. Open to all ages .

Date/Times: TO BE CONFIRMED

Location: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton

Contact: Hamiltonbookmonth@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.hamiltonbookmonth.com/poetrysoiree


Poetry Reading: New Frankton venue

Never Project Space will be hosting poets Dominic Hoey & essa may ranapiri for a reading. Dominic Hoey is a poet, author and playwright based in Auckland, New Zealand. Dominic’s debut novel Iceland was a New Zealand bestseller and long-listed for the 2018 Ockham Book Award. essa may ranapiri (Ngāti Raukawa) is a poet from Kirikiriroa, Aotearoa. They are part of the local writing group Puku.riri|Liv.id. Their work has appeared previously in Mayhem, Poetry NZ, Brief, Sport, Starling, Mimicry, THEM and POETRY Magazine. Dominic's I Thought We’d Be Famous and essa's Ransack will be available for purchase.

Entry Details: $10 (cash only). Open to all ages.

Date/Time: 14 August, 6:30-9:30pm.

Location: Never Project Space, 123 Commerce St, Frankton, Kirikiriroa

Contact: neverprojectspace@gmail.com

Further Information: https://www.hamiltonbookmonth.com/dominicandessa


Bay of Plenty/Rotorua


Katikati


Share a Poem: Chrome Cafe

Since the conception of Poetry Day Christina Productions has organized celebrations for the day. Director Gaye Hemsley will visit a kindergarten, primary school and a retirement home doing 'having fun with poetry sessions' proving poetry is for all ages. Our community is invited to share a poem in a private room at a local cafe. Poems may be your own, or one of your favourite poets. If you don't want to participate in the reading just sit back and listen by a cosy fire. Special thanks to Chrome Cafe for use of their room.

Entry Details: koha - a donation for daffodil day is appreciated

Date /Time: Friday 21 August from 11:30am

Location: Chrome Café, 3 Wharawhara Rd, Katikati

Contact: Gaye 07 5771 753 mobile 0272748753

Further Information: email gayehemsley@gmail.com


Rotorua


POETRYBOMB: Poetry In Windows

Local poems displayed in the windows of over 20 participating outlets. Poems changing daily over 10 days. One of our Poetry Encounters when poetry comes out into the community unexpected places, for all to enjoy.

Date/Times: National Poetry Day 21st August until 30th August

Location: Rotorua City Central Business, and some further afield in suburban cafes, and retail outlets

Contact: FRANK/WALKER poetryBOMBrotorua@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/PoetryBOMBrotorua/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/poetrybombrotorua/


POETRYBOMB: 'Ngā Kupu o Ngā Wahine Words of Women’

On the eve of National Poetry Day we celebrate the diversity of poetry written by women. An invite to all poetry lovers to join together with us amongst the bookshelves at the fabulous McLeods Booksellers. The evening include women poets performing their original works, plus we welcome all attending to bring and read their favourite poems by women. Event supported by: Rotorua Lakes Council/McLeods Booksellers.

Entry details: No charge. Gold coin donation appreciated. For all ages

To secure a reading spot we encourage a RSVP by Monday 17th to Jill thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com

Date/Times: Thursday 20 August 5.15pm - 6.30 pm

Location: McLeods Booksellers 1148 Pukuatua Street Rotorua

Contact: Frank /Walker, organisers of PoetryBOMB poetrybombrotorua@gmail.com

Jill Walker thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/PoetryBOMBrotorua


POETRYBOMB: Poetry Workshop for Young People

Free workshop for 8yr to 16 yr olds interested in becoming writers of poetry or even better young poets.

This workshop will be practical and fun. Workshop Facilitator: Terry Locke.

Entry details: No cost. Open to 8yrs-16 yrs. Limited to 16 people. Bookings essential: c/- Jill thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com

Date/Times: Thursday 20 August 3.30pm -5.30pm

Location: Te Aka Mauri Rotorua Public Library (in community meeting room), 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua

Contact: For bookings - Jill Walker thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com

For workshop information Terry Locke locketj98@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/PoetryBOMBrotorua/


POETRYBOMB: Making the Poetic Line sing - Poetry Workshop for adults

Hands on w/shop for adults interested in writing poetry. An opportunity to come to grips with the im-portance of sound and rhythm. Facilitator Terry Locke: “ We’ll build a poem from the ground up focusing specifi-cally on a range of sound devices and ways of attending to the rhythmic qual-ities of language.” Bookings essential.

Entry Details: $25 unwaged $15. Limited to 25. Bookings essential c/Jill Walker email: thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com

Date/Times: SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 1.00-3.30pm

Location: Eric Bridgeman Room, ARTS VILLAGE, 1240 Hinemaru Street, ROTORUA

Contact: For bookings Jill Walker email thetravellingtuatara@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/PoetryBOMBrotorua/


POETRY JAM - Rhythm & Rhyme

LIVE Performance: local poets, musicians plus open mic. Koha entry. A FRANK/WALKER & ROTORUA MAD POETS collaboration.

Date/Times: Sunday 23rd August 3.30pm -5.30pm

Location: LEVEL 13 1141 Eruera Street, Rotorua

Contact: FRANK/WALKER Email poetryBOMBrotorua@gmail.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/PoetryBOMBrotorua/


Launch of “Poems From the Bunker”

Rotorua Mad Poets Society launch of “Poems From The Bunker”.

On March 24th 2020, our nation of five million people was ordered into Lockdown by the New Zealand government, in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic. When members of the Rotorua Mad Poets Society were unable to hold our weekly meetings at Atlantis Books, it was decided to collect poems on a weekly basis from members by email, which were then forwarded to our membership. Over a three month period, members wrote over 120 poems on a wide range of themes, including reflections on the Lockdown period and on special celebrations which happened during that time; Easter, ANZAC Day, and Queen’s Birthday.

Entry Details: Free, all welcome

Date/Times: Friday August 21st 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Location: Te Aka Mauri (Rotorua Public Library), Haupapa Street, Rotorua

Contact: Jackie Evans jacqueineevans@xtra.co.nz

Further info: Facebook - Rotorua Mad Poets Society


Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay Region


Napier

LENS ON POETRY: Event

This event will provide an opportunity for writers to follow up from last year’s successful National Poetry Day project. This time, writers and photographers will work together in pairs to create visual-linguistic projects that will be displayed in the small gallery at Creative Arts Napier. There will be an opening event at CAN with poets and photographers attending. There will be a floor talk and the opportunity for the creators to speak. The exhibition will run for 2 weeks.

Entry Details: Free event, open to all ages.

Date: Friday August 21, 6:00 pm

Location: Creative Arts Napier, 16 Byron Street, Napier CBD

Contact: Jeremy Roberts c/- idiotdawn@gmail.com OR 021 02798395

Further Info: Facebook: Hawke's Bay Poetry Live; Creative Arts Napier


LENS ON POETRY: Exhibition

'Lens on Poetry' is a collaborative exhibition - combining poems and photography. The two mediums will have a dialogue between each other. The work of photographers will be hung alongside the relevant poems. Visitors to the exhibition will be free to engage with the work as they wish. It is hoped that some comments and input from visitors / outsiders to the exhibition is noted. Each medium will have its own status as well as creating a dialogue with its partner. There are no limits or parameters on the ‘creativity’ and it is hoped that the work will reveal new ‘truths’ and previously unknown ‘histories’ of our city. The results will be hung on the gallery wall at Creative Arts Napier.

Entry Details: Free. Open to all ages.

Date/Times: Opening event - Friday August 21, at 6:00 pm. Exhibition runs for 2 weeks.

Location: 16 Byron Street, Napier CBD

Contact: Jeremy Roberts c/- idiotdawn@gmail.com

Further Info: Facebook: Hawke's Bay Poetry Live; Creative Arts Napier



Taranaki


New Plymouth


The Many Faces of Poetry

Pop Up Poetry Taranaki will be celebrating Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day with an Open Mic event at the Gover Street Gallery, New Plymouth. Come armed with a plate of simple kai. Listen to the many and varied poetic talents that lurk under the shadow of our majestic Maunga. Share your own words or those of a favourite inspirational poet in a friendly, supportive and creative space. Enjoy an evening celebrating the wonder and power of words.

Entry Details: Bring a plate. Open to all ages.

Date/Times: 21 August 2020, 7- 9pm

Location: Gover Street Art Gallery, New Plymouth

Contact: Helen Griffiths, poet@thebandanabard.com

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/191129892328251/


Mangawhatu/Whanganui


Woodville


CANCELLED: Poetry Open Mic Night 2020

Brave the winter chill to join us in celebrating National Poetry Day here in the Tararua District – you can head to either Woodville or Eketahuna Library - Thursday 20 August at 6.30pm - to deliver your own or another poets whimsical words and enjoy the energy and vibe of others sharing theirs. Last years participants had a wonderful evening despite the frigid weather! We’ll even share some nibbles with you and allow you to bring along whatever warms up your windpipe! Come along - shake up your sensibilities and nuture your heart and soul with the wonder of words!

Entry Details: Free. Open to all ages. Light refreshment provided – BYO permitted.

Location: Eketahuna Library – 31 Main Street, Eketahuna and Woodville Library – 45 Vogel Street, Woodville

Contact: Give us a call on 06 376 0114 or email Claire.mills@tararuadc.govt.nz for Eketahuna Library and for Woodville Library phone 06 376 0212 or email Leilani.gundry@tararuadc.govt.nz – or pop in!

Further Info https://www.facebook.com/TararuaLibrary/


Eketahuna


CANCELLED: Poetry Open Mic Night 2020

Brave the winter chill to join us in celebrating National Poetry Day here in the Tararua District – you can head to either Woodville or Eketahuna Library - Thursday 20 August at 6.30pm - to deliver your own or another poets whimsical words and enjoy the energy and vibe of others sharing theirs. Last years participants had a wonderful evening despite the frigid weather! We’ll even share some nibbles with you and allow you to bring along whatever warms up your windpipe! Come along - shake up your sensibilities and nuture your heart and soul with the wonder of words!

Entry Details: Free. Open to all ages. Light refreshment provided – BYO permitted.

Location: Eketahuna Library – 31 Main Street, Eketahuna and Woodville Library – 45 Vogel Street, Woodville

Contact: Give us a call on 06 376 0114 or email Claire.mills@tararuadc.govt.nz for Eketahuna Library and for Woodville Library phone 06 376 0212 or email Leilani.gundry@tararuadc.govt.nz – or pop in!

Further Info https://www.facebook.com/TararuaLibrary/


Wellington/Kapiti Coast

Wellington Central
Lower Hutt
Upper Hutt
Kapiti Coast
Wairarapa

Wellington Central


Hindsight is 20/20 Plus

Unleash the power of poetry through lead, ink and paper. Drop in between 1-4pm; National Poetry Day is your opportunity to taste the letterpress revival at Wai-te-ata Press.

Excerpt your favourite line from the forty poems in The Phantom Bill Stickers National Poetry Day 20/20 Collection to typeset and handprint a collaborative found poem. Garamond? Rockwell? Univers? ...? Pick your poison from our historic metal collection.

Newbies and seasoned enthusiasts welcome. Walk away with a copy of your creation to help keep letterpress alive.


UPDATE: Covid-19 update

To keep everyone safe at Covid-19 Alert Level 2, we ask you to:

- use the sanitiser available at the door,

- wear a face covering (B.Y.O strongly encouraged, limited disposable masks available),

- maintain physical distancing of 2m at all times,

- please be patient with us if we need to limit numbers in the Press and ask you to queue.

Lastly but most importantly, we ask that you please remember to be kind to yourself, and to one another as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.

Entry details: Free, event open to anyone.

Date/Times: Friday 21 August, 1-4pm

Location: Wai-te-ata Press, Room 006 Rankine Brown, Gate 3, Kelburn Parade, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, Wellington

Contact: Ya-Wen Ho, wtapress@vuw.ac.nz

Further info: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/wtapress/about/events/national-poetry-day-hindsight-is-2020-plus



POSTPONED: Intersections │ Kaituhi │ Black Lives Matter

Come and spend your lunch hour listening to an incredible line-up of emerging and established international and local poets responding to Black Lives Matter. Guaranteed not to be anything like your regular poetry reading! Prepare to be moved, provoked, and inspired, with performances from Anahera Gildea, Laniyuk, Tayi Tibble, Areez Katki, Henrietta Bollinger, Aziembry Aolani, Michaela Keeble, Cassandra Barnett and Dallas Karangaroa. All welcome, nau mai whakapiri mai.

Entry Details: Free

Location: Unity Books, 57 Willis Street

Contact: Dylan Sherwood wellington@unitybooks.co.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/744503549646605/

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/intersections-kaituhi-black-lives-matter-tickets-115462259727


Open Mic Night feat. Meow Gurrrls

DUE TO THE CHANGE IN COVID-19 ALERT LEVELS THIS EVENT WILL NOW BE HELD VIA ZOOM. PLEASE EMAIL TO REGISTER.


Join the NZSA Wellington at VicBooks for an Open Mic Night in celebration of this year's Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day. Bring your own poem or listen to Wellington's own Meow Gurrrls, a group of Wellington region women poets from diverse backgrounds and interests. The event marks the NZSA Wellington's return to in-person events, so join the celebrations. Food and drinks will be provided. All ages welcome.

Entry Details: Koha 3$ for members/5$ for non-members. Contact wellington@nzsa-authors.org.nz if you wish to read your poem.

Date/Times: 17 August, 6-8pm (opens at 5.30pm)

Contact: Jana Mittelstaedt, wellington@nzsa-authors.org.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/291081802097628/




Windswept Slam - Coolest little poetry slam in the capital

Motif Poetry is proud to present a friendly, inclusive space for poets to come together and share their work. The winners of each slam will go through to the Wellington Regional Final at the National Library of New Zealand in November. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SLAM POETRY. All poems and poets can take part in this fun format. The point is not the points, the points are just a bit of fun.
Entry Details: Koha. Recommended 14+ years of age
Date/Times: 27 August 2020, 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Terrace, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011

Contact: Ben Fagan, ben@motifpoetry.co.nz
Further Info: Facebook Event | Web address


Lower Hutt


Poetry Evening with Bea Joblin

Join us for a fun evening of poetry! Bring your favourite poem to share or discover new favourites. Participate in collaborative poetry-writing. Families welcome. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy at the library. Tea and coffee provided. Our MC for the night is actress writer, and director, Bea Joblin!

Entry Details: FREE, for all ages

Dates/times: Friday 21 August, 6pm

Location: Naenae Library, Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


Rhyme Time

Create a poem or two in this great warm-up event for National Poetry Day. Drop in after school every day from 17–20 August and use our activities to get inspired! Selected poems will then be displayed on our Poetry Board. Ages 8+

Entry Details: FREE, for ages 8+

Dates/times: Monday 17 August - Thursday 20 August, 3.45pm each day

Location: Naenae Library, Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


Poetry Movie

Come and join us for a special movie!

Entry Details: FREE

Dates/times: Thursday 20 August. 11am

Location: Petone Library

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


Poetry Movie

Come and join us for a special movie! Ages 13+

Entry Details: FREE, for ages 13+

Dates/times: Saturday 22 August. 2pm

Location: Naenae Library, Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


Painless Poetry Workshop

A writing workshop that makes poetry easy to understand. You will learn about different genres of poetry and writing techniques that make poetry such a powerful genre of writing. You will have a chance to write your own sonnet, haiku and limerick. (Adults and children 10+)

Entry Details: FREE, for adults and children ages 10+

Dates/times: Thursday 20 August, 4.30pm—6.30pm

Location: Stokes Valley Library at Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub, Lower Hutt

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


National Poetry Day

We will be celebrating with poetry throughout the Hub.

Entry Details: FREE, for all ages

Dates/times: Friday 21 August, 9am – 7pm

Location: Stokes Valley Library at Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub, 186 Stokes Valley Road, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


Poetry at Preschool Storytime


Join us at storytime for tamariki aged 2 – 5 years and their whānau or caregivers and celebrate poetry with your little ones. Introducing children to stories and poems from a very young age enriches language development and expands vocabulary, giving them a valuable boost before starting school.
Entry details: FREE. For tamariki ages 2 – 5 years and their whānau or caregivers.
Date, times & locations:

Friday 7 August, 10:30am War Memorial Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt

Tuesday 11 August, 10:30am Wainuiomata Library, Queen Street, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

Tuesday 18 August, 11am Taita Library, Walter Nash Centre, Taine Street, Taita, Lower Hutt

Wednesday 19 August, 10am Eastbourne Library, 38 Rimu Street, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt

Wednesday 19 August, 10:30am Naenae Library, Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt

Wednesday 19 August, 11am Moera Library, 107 Randwick Crescent, Moera, Lower Hutt

Thursday 20 August, 10:30am Petone Library, 7 Britannia Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

Contact: Hutt City Libraries, LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz
Further info: Facebook.com/HuttCityLibraries


Upper Hutt



Kapiti Coast


Open Mic Night

Everyone of all ages are welcome to read their poem before an appreciative and supportive audience. The Open Mic Night is always a fun event with surprises, laughter and shared emotions. On the night poets who entered the 8th annual ‘If You’re a Poet, We Want to Know it’ poetry competition will be reading their poems. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded. This year the poetry competition had the theme of ‘bubbles’. As always, poets were free to interpret this theme as they like. Many made poems about their reflections and experiences during the recent Covid-19 crisis.

Date/Times: Friday 21 August 5.30 – 6.30pm

Location: Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu

Contact: library.events@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Further Info: https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/libraries


Wairarapa


Wairarapa Worlds

Song, kōrero & poetry in more than 20 languages. Listen to te reo, Arabic, Danish, Latvian, Polish, Samoan, Tagalog and more. Meet your local and international neighbours. Celebrate Wairarapa's many cultures - together. Initiated to acknowledge Masterton as a resettlement community, to recognize the cultures that have been present in Wairarapa, and to celebrate National Poetry Day 2020! Coordinated by Wairarapa Word, and supported by Masterton Creative Communities.


Entry Details: All welcome / Koha.

Date /Time: Friday 21 August from 12 - 2pm

Location: Aratoi Museum of Art & History, 12 Bruce St, Masterton

Contact: events.waiword@gmail.com

Further Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/617135018937107



The Collected Poems by Robert McLean at Featherston Bookshops

Two of Featherston Booktown’s bookshops, The Dickensian Bookshop and Messines Bookshop : Military History, will jointly host acclaimed poet Robert McLean and poet/publisher Roger Hickin in an event on Saturday 22 August upon the publication of McLean’s recently published collected poems Enduring Love.

Robert McLean is a defiantly modernist poet who often uses traditional metres and rhyme to explore the complexities of history and selfhood.. Enduring Love features a generous selection of poems from his four previous collections; the sixty-two sestet tour de force 'A Graveyard by the Sea'; and more than thirty new poems, including two long sequences: 'The Passions of William Colenso' and 'A Fantasia in the Voice of D'Arcy Cresswell'.

Entry Details: Open entry.

Date/Times: Saturday, 22 August, 12.30 1.30 pm

Location: The Dickensian Bookshop, 78 Fox Street, Featherston (opposite the War Memorial)

Contact: Lincoln Gould, Messines Bookshop 021 753 920. Dave Adams, The Dickensia Bookshop

Further Info: FB Messines Bookshop: www.thedickensianbookshop.co.nz


CANCELLED: Featherston Booktown: A Poet’s Life

‘A Poet’s Life’ will feature four Wellington poets reading from their work and sharing how poetry has shaped their lives with moderator, Lynn Freeman. Guest poets will be Sam Duckor-Jones, Tayi Tibble, Jordan Hamel and winner of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards: Mary and Peter Biggs prize for Poetry, Helen Rickerby.

Entry Details: $20 from eventfinda.co.nz

Date/Times: to be rescheduled

Contact: https://www.booktown.org.nz/

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3347282178667700/?active_tab=about


CANCELLED: Featherston Booktown: Dead People I’ve Known

‘Dead People I’ve Known’ will see cult pioneer of the 1980’s Dunedin Sound, Shayne Carter in conversation with poet and journalist, Richard Langston about his Ockham New Zealand award-winning autobiography Dead People I’ve Known.

Entry Details: $20 from eventfinda.co.nz

Date/Times: to be rescheduled

Contact: https://www.booktown.org.nz/

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3347282178667700/?active_tab=about


Nelson Region

Blenheim


Contents Under Pressure


Christchurch Rebuild, Teenage depression. Mosque attacks, Climate Change. Hear award-winning poet, editor and creative-writing teacher, Gail Ingram, reading from her book Contents Under Pressure plus a selection of poems that explore many of the issues we face in Aotearoa New Zealand today. "It shakes you up as you read. A gift of a book." Paula Green The Poetry Shelf. Poetry reading followed by Q&A session.All poetry lovers welcome.

Entry details: Free. Open to all.

Date/Times: Friday 21st August 2020 12.30pm-1.30pm

Location: Marlborough District Library, 33 Arthur Street, Blenheim 7201

Contact: Glenn Webster glenn.webster@marlborough.govt.nz


Nelson


Nelson Public Libraries : Poetry on the Streets, in the Windows, and in Your Library

Join us not for a day, but for a month of celebrations as we explore poetry in our region from every angle. Our popular open mic returns—come along and share your poems with us in this friendly lunchtime session (or just have a listen to the local talent). And we’re taking poetry to the streets – look out and listen for poetry popping up in unlikely places. All of these events are free to attend, everyone is welcome.


Open Mic Poetry

Share your works or recite a favourite on National Poetry Day.

Entry Details: FREE Event open to all ages. Register on arrival if you wish to speak.

Date/Times: Friday, 21 August at 12pm

Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson Central.

Contact: Laura | laura.findlay@ncc.govt.nz

Further Info: Poetry Month at Nelson Public Libraries| nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz |


Poems on Trafalgar

Join our team of readers and musicians as we celebrate the art of classic poetry and read ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ for you LIVE in the Trafalgar Street Mall.

Entry Details: FREE. Event open to all ages. (BYO sou’wester!)

Date/Times: Saturday 29 August at 11am. Upper Trafalgar Street.

Location: Upper Trafalgar Street stage area

Contact: Dan | dan.callahan@ncc.govt.nz

Further Info: Poetry Month at Nelson Public Libraries| nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz |


Poetry: Framed

NZ poet Hera Lindsay Bird is our featured NZ artist for 2020. Read her work in the windows of the State Advances Building (Achilles Avenue) for the duration of August.

Entry Details: FREE. Event open to all ages.

Date/Times: August – all month

Location: State Advances Building, Achilles Avenue, Nelson

Contact: Dan | dan.callahan@ncc.govt.nz

Further Info: Poetry Month at Nelson Public Libraries| nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz |


David Karena-Holmes

Join David as he discusses the relevance of poetry in our post-COVID world.

Entry Details: FREE. Event open to all ages.

Date/Times: 23 August 2-3pm.

Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson Central.

Contact: Laura | laura.findlay@ncc.govt.nz

Further Info: Poetry Month at Nelson Public Libraries| nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz |


Canterbury


Christchurch


POSTPONED: S O C – Save Our Catalyst

Catalyst is more than a literary journal, it's a family where so many of us have found our poetic voices. Catalyst is completely funded from the koha of the open mics and with the lockdown Catalyst lost a quarter of its income. So now we are going to give back by putting on a show!

Come along for a night of poetry, music and banter. Celebrate National Poetry day with us and help ensure the future of our favourite literary journal.

Featuring Isla Martin, Andy Coyle, Stephanie Hacksley, Erik Kennedy, Rose vanDam, John Allison, Melanie McKerchar, Katherine Townley. Fabulous MC Ciaran Fox

Entry Details: $10.25 pre-sale, $15 on the door

Date/Times: Thursday 20 August. 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Contact: Melanie McKerchar - melaniemckerchar@snap.net.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1074902936238349

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/s-c-save-our-catalyst/christchurch?_ga=2.18284857.1064074397.1594782107-417725977.1594782107


Timaru


Haunted Wheelbarrow Spoken Word & Poetry Slam

Poets, Performance Artists and poetry lovers are invited to the first Haunted Wheelbarrow Spoken Word and Poetry Slam event in Timaru ever. Held in Timaru's Independent Bookshop, Bay Hill Books. Bring a poem you've written yourself or a poem you committed to memory in lockdown, a poem you just found on a streetpost, a short story you found, or any collection of words that need to be spoken. Refrain from setting yourselves on fire but prepare to fall in love.

Entry Details: Entrance for performers is free. $5 each for guests. R18.

Date/Times: Thursday, 27 August, 8pm. - 9.30pm

Location: Bay Hill Books, 331 Stafford Street, Timaru

Contact: Renee. bayhillbooks@gmail.com

Further Info: https://bayhillbooks.co.nz/pages/4790-Events


West Coast

Westport



Grey District


Otago

Oamaru


Poetry Rocks!

Description: In collaboration with the Janet Frame Eden St House Trust, NOLA (North Otago Literature Alive) presents this wee bitty different way to do and present poetry. Poetry Rocks! celebrates National Poetry Day in the childhood garden of Janet Frame, of one of our most loved writers.

Format: Write an original poem on a rock. Decorate. During the week leading up to 21 August take your rock to Janet Frame House. Leave in a safe place in the grounds for others to discover and contemplate. Collect your rock after the weekend or leave for posterity. Post photos of your Poetry Rock on the below social media.

Entry Details: Free entry - but any dollar donations to the Janet Frame House Trust would be gratefully received. Event open to all ages. No RSVP requirements.

Date/Times: Week leading up to 21 August ending 3pm 23 August

Location: Janet Frame House, 56 Eden St, Oamaru

Contact: NOLA, Fliss Butcher - fliss@@planitfirst.nz

Further Info: On Instagram: LiteratureAlive or on Twitter@LiteratureAlive or www.facebook.com/janetframehouse


CANCELLED: Will run later in year - NOLA presents ‘Limestone Limericks’

A fun way to celebrate National Poetry Day. Open Mic, stand up.

Format: Open to all age presenters and audience. NB: Club rules apply If you are not a member so please get signed in by a member to purchase alcohol at the bar and Minors (under 18) must be with their parents.Comic, ironic and serious original work relating to North Otago encouraged. Bar and meal facilities available.

Entry Details: Free entry

Date/Times: 6.15 – 8.15pm 21 August, 2020

Location: Oamaru Club, 32 Severn Street, Oamaru (or back entry off Reid St)

Contact: NOLA is North Otago Literature Alive, contact Fliss Butcher - fliss@planitfirst.nz

Further Info: On Instagram: LiteratureAlive or on Twitter@LiteratureAlive


Dunedin



POSTPONED: Ten Perspectives: A National Poetry Day Celebration

Otago-Southland branch of NZ Society of authors, in partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries invite you to celebrate poetry with us as 10 poets examine life from different perspectives. Guest MC Michelle Elvy.

With thanks to Creative Communities Dunedin for their support for this event.

Guest poets include: David Eggleton, Kyra Gillies, Emma Neale, Teah Paterson, Diane Brown, Charlotte Steele, Rushi Vyas, Kerry Lane, Kay McKenzie Cook.

The evening will also include the presentation of prizes for the senior categories of the 2020 Vision Poetry Competition. Books will be available to purchase during the evening, courtesy of University Book Shop Otago.

Entry Details: Tickets $5, bookable in person at Dunedin Public Libraries. PRIOR BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

Date/Times: tbc when Covid Alert Levels allow

Contact: Kay Mercer, 03 474 3690, library@dcc.govt.nz

Further Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/745941852840465/


Poets in Place- National Poetry Day Exhibition and Reading

Come one, come all and relish in the power of poetry with some of our brightest local literary stars! In celebration of National Poetry Day and the impending NZ Young Writers’ Festival (September 24-27th), Fringe HQ is proud to present a cornucopia of poetry from local luminaries: Emer Lyons, Jessica Thompson-Carr, Isla Thomas, Richard Reeve, Loveday Why and Whina Pomona. The reading will take place in the Fringe HQ window gallery from 12:30-1:30pm on August 21st. A small exhibition of works from the presenting poets will be on display in the window gallery for the week prior. The exhibition will be available for viewing at all hours.

Entry: Free

Date/ Times: Exhibition- August 14th- August 21st all day

Reading- August 21st 12:30pm -1:30pm

Location: Fringe HQ Window Gallery, 26 Princes Street

Contact: gray.ec@gmail.com

Further information:https://www.facebook.com/events/926458941159998/?active_tab=discussion


Frock IT! Rhythm and Rhyme

A dance party with a rhythemical twist. An unofficial National Poetry Day event, come and rock your frock and slam dunk rhyme if you want to. Includes four hours of dance party music, performance poets and slammers, a bowl of food and first drink. Be entertained by well known performance poets, rhymers and stand up comedians.

Entry Details: Tickets $39 https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/frock-it/dunedin

Date/Times: Friday 28 August 2020, from 5.30 pm

Location:Petridish, 8 Stafford Street, Dunedin, Otago

Contact: Julia julia@lookafterme.co.nz

Further Info: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/frock-it/dunedin


Central Otago