I'm off soon to a part of Aotearoa I've never visited before: Golden Bay. I've judged the poetry division of this year's Golden Bay Literary Awards, and I'm attending the prizegiving ceremeony in Takaka on Thursday night.
The following day, Friday the 21st, after an event at the local school (I have no idea what this involves yet!), I'm reading at the Takaka Memorial Library at 1pm. Here are the event details:
Then, after a few days' break during which I'm really looking forward to get some writing done, I am reading - in a yurt! - as the September guest for Nelson Live Poets. There is a Facebook event for this one: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/380878888650908/ - if you have friends in Nelson, please invite them to this event.
The poster and the press release for the Nelson reading are below. I'm not sure whether I feel masculine enough to live up to the press release - it may be time for a quick course of testosterone supplements before I travel south!