NZ Poetry Conference & Festival – Auckland 2017

NZ Poetry Conference & Festival – Auckland 2017

Sir Paul Reeves Bldg, Mayoral Drive, Auckland City

10 – 12 November

connection    celebration    creativity    collaboration    community

After big successes in Hawke’s Bay in 2013 and Wellington in 2015, the third NZ Poetry Conference is happening in Auckland this November. The aims are to celebrate NZ’s poetry and its writers, initiate korerorero , offer workshops and reading opportunities and collaborate with the wider arts-loving community – all  with a distinctive Auckland flavour. You’ll hear and see a line-up of this country’s acclaimed poets and Poets Laureate. You’ll witness poetry that’s happening here and now. A variety of festival events, mainly in the evenings (some walk-in, others ticketted)  is designed to complement the conference. A highlight of these is Shaky Places, a song cycle of NZ poems, which premiered  the weekend of the Wellington Conference, and is being staged ( coupled with Into the Horizon) at St Matthews-In-The-City on the Saturday evening.

Core organising team: Anita Arlov, Shane Hollands, Bronwen Hughes, Simone Kaho, Rachael Naomi Heimann.

Supporters include:

NZ Society of Authors (PEN Inc) (Auckland branch)

The NZ Poetry Society

AUT Auckland University of Technology

ENROLMENTS OPEN NOW. from NZ Poetry Society and NZ Society of Authors (PEN Inc) Auckland branch.

To register please email or write to the address below, including your name, address and phone number.

Please indicate if you are a current member of NZSA and/or NZPS and if so please give your membership number ( if possible.)

You will be emailed an invoice with payment details, and receive regular email updates.


NZ Society of Authors (PEN Inc) and/or NZ Poetry Society members*:

Earlybird to 30 Sept: $160.00

Non-members Earlybird to 30 Sept: $175.00.

Places will be limited – 

address for postal enrolments:

Auckland Poetry Conference and Festival 2017

P O Box 33-353


Auckland 0740

Please direct all inquiries


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