Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Canterbury Poets Collective 2008

It's that time again! Canterbury Poets present
Poetry in Performance: Autumn Readings 2008
With the ever popular Open Microphone (where the audience vote for their favourite poet every session) and a galaxy of guest poets from around New Zealand - at the Madras Cafe Bookshop at 165 Madras St, (close to Allen Street and opposite the Polytechnic Campus). Many of you will already have the programme, but just in case - here it is again: readings start at 6.30pm (sharp!)

2 April Sue Wootton, Barbara McCartney, Sean Joyce - followed by Catalyst at Al's Bar!

9 April Geoff Cochrane, Nancy Mattson, Mike Bartholomew-Biggs

16 April Sioban Harvey, Kerrin Sharpe, Jeff Harpeng

23 April Othusitse Ricky Madibela, Jenny Powell-Chambers, Jenni Curtis
30 April Rhian Gallagher, Tony Beyer, Karen Zelas
And this week (April 2nd) it's also a Catalyst Open Mic night so how about a double dose of poetry? Come along to CPC Autumn Readings and then meander around the corner to Al's Bar for some no-holds-barred spoken word and sometimes, even poetry!

Haiku Aotearoa 2008

Haiku Aotearoa 2008
18 - 20 April
Bishop Julius Hostel
New Zealand

Haiku Aotearoa 2008, a conference for writers of haiku and related forms, will take place at Bishop Julius Hostel, 90 Waimairi Road, Christchurch, 18-20th April, 2008. This is the second such conference to be held in New Zealand – the first was in Wellington 2005.
New Zealand has a number of very able and internationally known writers in the field, and local interest in the various forms is growing yearly. The local group, Small White Teapot Haiku Group have assembled a programme to appeal to beginners and experts. Highlights include Richard von Sturmer’s Tanka Film presentation, and the launch of “the taste of nashi”, the third New Zealand haiku anthology.
Price for the conference is $90, or $22 for a half day session. Full board at Bishop Julius is $201.
For the brochure and enrolment form giving full details please email: haikunz08@gmail.com or visit our website www.haiku2008.com.