Motueka Live Poets meet monthly on the third Wednesday at Armadillo’s Café, 122 High Street, Motueka at 7 pm. Their next meeting on Wednesday 16 October features the wonderful Olivia Hall and Carried Rudzinski, who are touring ‘How We Survive’, an empowering feminist spoken word performance.

This two-woman show presents a powerful and honest narrative on what it is to be a woman living and surviving in 2019. ‘How We Survive’ carries a switchblade and a hallelujah in the same breath as these women dig into rape culture, body image and Hermione as a feminist role-model. Hailing from New Zealand and America respectively, Hall and Rudzinski blend their voices into a fierce and uplifting performance promising to heal, nurture, and spark discussion. Come and experience just how we survive: together.

Carrie Rudzinski ranked 4th in the World at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam and has been featured in Bustle, the Huffington Post, and Teen Vogue. Sshe has performed her work over the past 14 years in six countries and recently won the Pussy Riot Award at the Auckland Fringe Festival.

Olivia Hall ranked 3rd at the 2015 New Zealand National Poetry Slam after claiming the titles of Wellington’s 2015 Matariki Slam Champion and 2015 Capital Slam Champion. Olivia now lives in London, where she is completing a Masters in Gender at LSE.


Everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Poets and singer-songwriters can sign up on the night. Gold coin koha entry. For more information contact Maggie Brown at , phone 03-9298150 or text 021-1280991.