It's true - Survivor Poetry returns as part of The Press Christchurch Writers Festival 2012. It's great news all round as you might remember the last time Christchurch tried to hold our biennial Writers Festival a little something got in the way.
We managed to reschedule Survivor and run it anyway at AL's Bar in November 2010 - here's the post match round up. On that occasion the inaugural Survivor Poet was the deceptively soft-spoken Sean Joyce with Micah Timona Ferris runner up in what proved to be a nail-biting finish decided by one vote! We turned it into a fundraising event for the Red Cross EQ relief fund and raised $250. Sadly, we only got to have a couple more poetry nights at AL's Bar before the major quake on 22nd February. We miss you AL's Bar.
But poetry survived of course and the ultimate test of ruthless poetic survival of the fittest is back!
Thanks to The Press Christchurch Writers Festival we're proudly bringing this unique performance poetry event back for the entertainment of many and the terror of a few poets.
Here's the link to the listing in the official festival programme. Bring it!