It’s been a while since I did a poetry reading, what with the launch of my novella Where We Land!
So I’m very happy to be taking part in the Winter Readings 2019, themed around Metallica’s Black Album! Happily, my latest chapbook Big Hair Was Everywhere: Music Poems has a poem about Metallica – even though it refers to an earlier Metallica album, … And Justice for All, their first album after Cliff Burton’s tragic death.
I’ll bring along copies of Big Hair Was Everywhere, New Sea Land and Where We Land for sale, and other authors will have their books for sale too. It will be a cash-only, nostalgic time!
You are warmly invited to a poetry reading:
Winter Readings 2019 – The Black Album Readings
This year’s Winter Readings will
be held in August in Paekakariki,
continuing a popular event at the City Gallery
and other venues in Wellington
2003-2008. Each event featured a tribute to an
album or group. This year’s readings form
a tribute to the hard rock group Metallica.
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Poets: Michael O’Leary (Paekakariki), Alex Jeune,
Margaret Jeune, Mark Pirie, Mary Campbell and
Tim Jones (Wellington) and Jeremy Roberts (Hawke’s Bay).
MC: Rob Hack
Venue: St Peter’s Hall, Beach Rd, Paekakariki.
Admission to the reading is by koha. Books for
sale from 1.15pm.
Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop (ESAW) will publish
an anthology of poems (free with koha) by the
readers featured to celebrate the event.
Winter Readings are presented by:
Paekakariki Community Trust
Poetry Archive Trust
Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop
Metallica, still going strong in the rain in 2019