Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beat St Sessions this week!

But wait, there's more!

For those whose taste for spoken word is simply insatiable like us Catalyst heads then it's been a veritable feast over these two weeks with 3 nights of poetry within 8 days! For a city that's been (un)quiet for so long, it's virtually screaming poetry right now.

It's already the week of the third Thursday of the month and that means it's time for Beat St Sessions at Beat St Cafe.

There's music from 6pm and sign up for the open mic - the poetry kicks off at 7pm.

Be there - coffee. eats. music. poetry.


Beat St Sessions
Beat St Cafe - cnr Barbadoes & Armagh Sts
6pm music +open mic sign up
7pm - The Poetry!
$5 on the door if you can

Canterbury Poets Collective Starts This Week!

Wow, time sure does roll around like a 33 on 45rpm doesn't it?

This Wednesday (tomorrow!) is the first night of the Spring Season of Canterbury Poets Collective readings. And it's a fairly handy line up too with Vincent O'Sullivan, Jan Hutchison, Christina Stachurski + an open mic. It's also the launch of VoicePrints3 and apparently it's BYO this week!

Wednesdays 6.30pm $5
CPSA building, CPIT
5 Madras Street

Open Mic + Guest Poets

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Slam on! More images...

Natalie Good

Eli Litzelman (4th)

Andrew Coyle (2nd)

Danielle O'Halloran (3rd)

Barry Southam

A Loft-full of Poetry - ChCh Poetry Slam Final 2011

The Housewife from Hell lights up the room.

Oh, and slam we did! Great turn out at the loft upstairs in the Pegasus Arms for the inaugural Christchurch Poetry Slam (Poetry Idol is dead - long live the Slam!).

Check out the images (apologies for the artiness, Kez was enjoying a night off MCing duties rather too much!)

A full complement of poets entered the fray and the standard was excellent - our audience judges had their work cut out for them - it was close run thing too, but alas, only the mighty would go through to the national final in Wellington on 29th October - and they are:

Danielle O'Halloran
Andrew Coyle
Ben Brown
plus wildcard entry: Eli Litzelman

A formidable team indeed - look out NZ, the south will rise!

Josephine Parsnip

Slam Master Mike (he's on fire!)

For many the anticipation was too much as they attempted
to look like they were having a good time

Regan Stokes

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christchurch Poetry Slam tonight!

At last, the wait is over! Be there tonight - slammers unite!

Thursday 13th October, 7pm for sign up, 7.30 kick off!
Pegasus Arms upstairs, 14 Oxford Terrace
Free entry

Monday, October 03, 2011

Canterbury Poets Collective returns! Spring Season announced

Canterbury Poets Collective (CPC) presents

Poetry in Performance the 2011 Spring Season

The new big fat comfortable venue is the CPIT Students Association (CPSA) Hall, at 5 Madras Street and about 300 meters south of our well loved Madras Café and Book Shop.

Open mic and guest readers. Wednesdays at 6.30 pm
Audience vote for the Best Open Mic Poet, see 7 December below.

19 October Vincent O'Sullivan, Jan Hutchison, Christina Stachurski,

Launch of VoicePrints3, featuring BYO & Visiting poets from 2010.

26 October Diana Bridge, Rodney Foster, Helen Bascand.

2 November Selina Marsh, Mark Raffills, Helen Jacobs.

9 November Bill Manhire, Steve Thomas, Dina Durrer.

16 November David Eggleton, Poets of
The Hagley Writers' Institute.

23 November Vana Manasiadis, Gail Collier, James Norcliffe.

30 November Sarah Broom, Catherine Fitchett, Sandy Bain.

7 December Winning Open Mic Poets from the season.