National Poetry Day July 22, 2011

coverNational Poetry Day is on its way:

New Zealand’s national day of poetry … is a celebration of this country’s unique and vibrant poetic voice – whether it is odes, myths and legends, serious social commentary or just plain good fun …

Events in Christchurch

Find out about Events on the Booksellers website including:

  • Lyttelton An Act of Art: Upon the Upland Road
    When: Friday, 22 Jul 2011
    Where: Harbour Light site, London Street, Lyttelton (map)
    Description: Check out a symbolic form of part of James K Baxter’s “High Country Weather”, located on the Harbour Light site, London Street, Lyttelton. Installation: Friday, 22 July. In association with Gap Filler. Artist: Trent Hiles
  • Phoenix Poetry – Rising from the rubble. Patrick Evans, James Norcliffe, Tusitata Avia and students from the Hagley Writers’ Institute and the School For Young Writers.
    When: Fri, 22 July, 12:00 – 13:30
    Where: Canterbury University Bookshop (map)
    Description:  Canterbury University Bookshop invites you to come and enjoy some literary life in our recovering city. Patrick Evans will chair a session with poets James Norcliffe, Tusitata Avia and students from the Hagley Writers’ Institute and the School For Young Writers. Singer /Songwriter Adam McGrath of The Eastern will end proceedings. Bring your lunch and a poem to add to our Poetry Wall. We will provide free tea and coffee

Poetry at Christchurch City Libraries

We love poetry all year round:

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