[Paula Green & Harry Ricketts, 99 Ways into NZ Poetry]
Launch Event for
99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry
Auckland Central Public Library
Friday, 17th September
Introduced by Paula Green & Harry Ricketts,
the book's authors,
ten poets will each have 3 to 5 minutes to chat informally
on the subject of poetry.
Here is the list:
Selina Tusitala Marsh
[Jack Ross, Kingdom of Alt]
Thursday, September 23rd
at Alleluya Cafe, Karangahape Rd, Auckland.
Alex Wild Jespersen
The Constant Losers
A novel of text-talk, musomania, mix tapes, student bars and library intrigues, The Constant Losers starts with a google search for 'boykrew fan club' and ends in a 'zine war'. The book's heroes are two students whose strange relationship begins in print and develops through a series of chaotic encounters.
Kingdom of Alt
Is writing about staying on the sidelines, or getting involved - marginal observation, or "skyline operations" (Auden)? This book of short stories (plus one novella) offers a series of takes on the possibility of a truly engaged literature. Not all the conclusions it comes to are entirely pessimistic.
See you there
Order the books here
[Alex Wild Jespersen, The Constant Losers]
[Gabriel White & David Simmons, Stories of Tāmaki]
Wednesday 29 September
FREE Public Event
The premiere screening of
Gabriel White's new film
Stories of Tāmaki
with David Simmons
44 Lorne Street
(below Central City Library)
This 50 minute film testifies to rich ancestral heritage of Tāmaki Makaurau, a landscape many take for granted.
NB: Stories of Tāmaki was funded by The Screen Innovation Fund and supported by The Auckland Heritage Festival 2010.