Our good mate dYLAN kEMP has arisen through the dust and rubble with a bunch of true flowers for everyone. Come and support him and check out the very much alive Christchurch poetry community this weekend. Media release follows:
Gap Filler is proud to support another literary event on a gap site - the launch of local poet dYLAN kEMP's third book, true flowers, featuring performance poetry by the author and other local poets. dYLAN has been writing and performing poetry for 20 years, all over New Zealand. A powerful and consummate performer, dYLAN's work is accessible, rich, and fun. He has been published in Takahe, Kokako and Catalyst magazines, and has featured in the Phantom Billstickers poetry on posters project.
The launch will feature performance poetry by dYLAN kEMP as well as Christchurch poets Tusiata Avia, James Norcliffe, Andy Coyle and Laura Tomlin – all accomplished performers and masterful craftspeople in their own right. An open mic session will follow for other poets out there who wish to present some of their work. dYLAN's book will be available for purchase on the day for $20.
Date: Saturday, 13 August (postponed in case of rain by one week – check gapfiller.org.nz or Gap Filler's Facebook page if unsure).
Time: 12pm sharp til approx. 2pm
Location: Former site of Herbal Dispensary and Williamson Picture Framing, cnr Kilmore and Barbadoes streets, the home of Gap Filler's Think Differently Book Exchange. If you haven't yet contributed a book that made you think differently to the fridge that is the book exchange, here's your chance!
Bring a plate of food to share and/or a chair if you like.
This event has been made possible by the generous support of Gap Filler, Creative Communities, and Phantom Billstickers.
Hope to see you there...