Poet Kaveh Akbar is no sheep in wolf’s clothing – WORD Christchurch

Kaveh Akbar is more of a shepherd than a wolf. The internationally acclaimed Iranian-American poet not only produces amazing thought-provoking poetry, but nurtures other poets to achieve their full potential too. So it was a perfect date for us to be hosting him at Tūranga, the flagship of the future. We are all about helping our…
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Harry Giles: Doer of Things (WORD Christchurch event, Tues 13 March 7.30pm)

I have to confess that I had never heard of Harry Giles before this assignment, but I was intrigued and curious. Harry Giles: Doer of things - WORD Christchurch event Tuesday 13 March, Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street. Buy tickets $20 waged, $15 unwaged (service fees apply) Presented by LitCrawl Wellington, Harry Giles appears with…
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Poetry Ōtautahi – National Poetry Day, Friday 26 August 2016

National Poetry Day is on this Friday 26 August. Poetry Day events in Canterbury are listed on the 2016 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day website: Events on National Poetry Day - Friday 26 August Young Poets: Peg up a Poem Young Poets: Performance and Open Mic National Poetry Day Celebration Readings 12.30pm at Scorpio Bookshop…
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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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National Poetry Day 2014

National Poetry Day is a one-day celebration of poetry run each year in conjunction with the New Zealand Post Book Awards. It takes place on Friday 22 August 2014. Visit Christchurch City Libraries and join the nationwide celebration of poetry by taking this opportunity to read, listen to and create poetry. Browse our page of…
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