National Poetry Day is on Friday 28 August this year. There are events all around the country, and I'll be taking part in one in Lower Hutt. There is an excellent lineup of poets plus an open mike - I hope you can make it along, if not to the Lower Hutt event then to one of the many other events. Here are the Lower Hutt event details:
Poems of Place: Landscape Poetry and Open Mic
Where: St Marks Complex, 58 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt: opposite the Lower Hutt Library
We live in a land of hills, river and sea. We experience wild changes in our weather and our remoteness affects who we are as a people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Much of our literature and poetry reflects our unique landscape.
Come and hear writers reading their landscape poetry and reflecting on what this means for them.
Featuring Anne Powell - Kerry Hines - Keith Westwater - Tim Jones - Keith Johnson - Adrienne Jansen - Kerry Popplewell - Harvey Molloy
Followed by Open Mic - Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Viv Ball for further information: email@example.com, ph 027435-8543, 5895-868