National Poetry Day Picks

Despite the beauty of timeless poetry, there is nothing quite as likely to get blood boiling and teeth gnashing, as a conversation about favourite poets. There is a Daumier lithograph called 'A Literary discussion in the second balcony' depicting a group of men brawling in an opera box upon such a 'discussion'. However, National Poetry…
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Celebrating National Poetry Day at New Brighton Library – Saturday 25 August, 2pm to 3pm

New Brighton Library is excited to be hosting four distinguished Christchurch poets who will present a reading to celebrate National Poetry Day. Although officially National Poetry Day is Friday 24 August, we decided that we would capture a bigger audience for the reading by holding it on the day after, Saturday 25 August. The weekend…
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Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day – Christchurch competitions and events

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day is on Friday 25 August. You can see all national and international events and competitions on the Poetry Day website. Here's what's happening in Ōtautahi. See all the information in the full listing of local events. Christchurch City Libraries is running two events: Performance Poetry with Greg O'Connell Friday 25 August 10am…
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Poetry at Parklands: the Poet Within

2016 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2016 hits New Zealand on Friday 26 August and the celebration unleashes the power of poetry all around our great nation with lots of events and poetry competitions. Parklands Library draws on “the poet within”, within the Christchurch City Libraries that is. That's right, many of our librarians are…
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