National Poetry Day, Friday 28 August – Updated Info: Lower Hutt, Wairarapa, Wellington, Kapiti, and Nationwide!

Janis Freegard Added To Lower Hutt Poetry Day Event

As I posted last week, I’m going to be reading at the National Poetry Day event in Lower Hutt on Friday 28 August. In addition to the excellent lineup of poets previously reported, Janis Freegard has now been added to the lineup. I have recently started reading Janis’ latest collection The Glass Rooster and am enjoying it very much.

With Janis’ addition, here is the full lineup of poets plus other details:

Where: St Marks Complex, 58 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt: opposite the Lower Hutt Library

When: Friday 28 August, 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Admission: Free. Open to all ages. Sign up for the open mic on the night.

We live in a land of hills, river and sea. We experience wild changes in our weather and our remoteness affects who we are as a people in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Much of our literature and poetry reflects our unique landscape.

Come and hear writers reading their landscape poetry and reflecting on what this means for them.

Featuring Anne PowellKerry HinesKeith Westwater – Tim Jones – Keith JohnsonAdrienne JansenKerry PopplewellHarvey MolloyJanis Freegard

Followed by Open Mic – Everyone is welcome.

Facebook event

Contact: Viv Ball for further information:, ph 027435-8543, 5895-868

Wairarapa Poetry Day Events

There’s a very full slate of National Poetry Day events in the Wairarapa – you can check them out of their Facebook page:

One in particular I’ve been asked to share is Selfie Poems:

Selfie Poems: In the Wairarapa, National Poetry Day starts at the midnight hour. From 00:01am, or thereabouts, take a photo of yourself and post it on the When Poetry Comes to Town Facebook Page with a poem of your choosing. Enjoy the poetry all day long, for one day only. Who knows where the words might come from? Wairarapa Word, the community organisation coordinating the 24-hour event “When Poetry Comes to Town”, welcomes poems from everyone in the web.

Wellington, Kapiti Coast, and everywhere!

There are also poetry events in Wellington – featuring Helen Rickerby and many other fine poets – the Kapiti Coast, and all around the country. Check out the full list of events here: 

3 thoughts on “National Poetry Day, Friday 28 August – Updated Info: Lower Hutt, Wairarapa, Wellington, Kapiti, and Nationwide!

  1. I will be very interested to hear how many poems deal with political issues, Tim, in as much as they are expressed in land use. Sounds like a great night.

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