Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Three September Launches:

[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
5.30-7.00 pm

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:

Sarah Broom
Janet Charman
Murray Edmond
Anna Jackson
Michele Leggott
Selina Tusitala Marsh
Jack Ross
Robert Sullivan
Albert Wendt
Sonya Yelich

[Jack Ross, Kingdom of Alt]

Titus Books


Thursday, September 23rd
at Alleluya Cafe, Karangahape Rd, Auckland.
6pm start

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.

Jack Ross
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

Academy Cinema
44 Lorne Street
city centre
(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.

[Gabriel White]


gabriel white said...

Thanks Jack

See you at your launch.

It's Simmons rather than Simmonds btw.


Dr Jack Ross said...

Dear Gabe

Looking forward to it. I love your new-look website, by the way: I've been re-watching various of The World Blank films online.

Sorry about the spelling mistake. I seem to keep on making the same error. I got it right in the invitation text, though.

best, jack