NZ Poetry Conference & Festival – Auckland 2017
10 to 12 November
Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland City
community – creativity – celebration – connection – collaboration
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW VENUE
The Conference will now be held, all three days, at one venue: the Ellen Melville Centre, Freyberg Place, Auckland City.
The EMC is centrally located, one block from Queen St. This historic building and surrounding square form Auckland’s latest community hub. The refurbished EMC and the newly-landscaped Freyberg place officially open on Friday 15 September with entertainment and street food.
The team is receiving proposals for evening readings, film or music collabs, book launches and more. All events will occur in the central city or close by. The firmed-up festival timetable will be in the next update.
NZSA (PEN Inc) and/or NZ Poetry Society members & students:
Earlybird to 30 Sept: $160.00
Non-members & non-students Earlybird to 30 Sept: $175.00.
Can’t make all three days? Get a 1-day ticket.
Friday $45 Saturday $95 Sunday $35
All inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kia ora from the NZPC & F team
Bronwen, Rachael, Simone, Shane & Anita
Ko toku ko toku ohooho, ko toku reo, ko toku mapihi maurea,
ko toku reo toku whakakaimarihi
My language is my awakening.
My language is the window to my soul.
Friday 10 November 3 00pm – 7 00pm
Includes a catered p.m. tea, book sales & swaps:
finger food and wine at end of day
3 00 – special welcome – refreshments – updates from our MC
3 30 feature – Karl Stead in discussion with Kevin Ireland
4 15 feature – Hone’s legacies. Rob Tuwhare in discussion with Robert Sullivan
- m. tea – book sales & swaps –
5 15 Korero – The Poets’ Toolbox I used to be paint. Now I’m a painting.
Sandra Fraser, Vaughan Rapatahana, Renee Liang, Richard von Sturmer & more
6 15 breakout: either
Poets reading – Komanawa with Magella Cullinane, Vaughan Rapatahana, I K Paterson-Harkness, Ruby Porter & Shane Hollands
or workshop – Poetrycraft with Michael Steven
haere ra – finger food – wine & light refreshments
Saturday 11 November 9 00am – 6 00pm
Includes a catered a.m. tea: book sales & swaps: delicious lunch with vegetarian and vegan options: finger food, refreshments and wine at end of day
9 00 morena – register –updates from your MC- book swaps & sales
9 30 Korero- If poetry is the answer, what is the question? What propels us into poetry? What are our gains?
Iain Sharp with Albert Wendt, Courtney Sina Meredith, Alistair Paterson, Peter Bland & Harvey Molloy
10 45 breakout: either
Poets reading – Bonehouse with Simone Kaho, Peter Bland, Stephen Oliver, Michael Steven, Bob Orr
or Workshop – occupying the space with Janet Charman
or whanau tahi and whanau rua open mic– (small groups, open to all)
11 30 – updates
- lunch – book sales & swaps –
1 00 – 1 50 Phantom Feature – Kelly Wilson from NPD sponsors Phantom Billstickers in conversation with Kirsten Warner , with readings from postered poets Serie Barford &David Merritt
2 00 Korero – Digital vs Print How do we publish and broadcast, now?
Siobhan Harvey with Makyla Curtis, Sam Elworthy, Jack Ross, Doug Poole & David Merritt
- m. tea –
3 00 breakout. Either
Poets reading: Undercurrent with Rachel McAlpine, Bill Sutton, Piet Nieuwland, Jeremy Roberts & Liz Morton
or workshop: Imagine it with Lisa Samuels
or whanau toru and whanau wha open mic
4 00 breakout. Either
Art Collabs with Riemke Ensing & Tara McDonald If Only
Denys Trussell & Dean Buchanan Red Woman Poems
or workshop: Write Your Life with Amanda Eason
or whanau rima and whanau ono open mic
5 00 breakout. Either
Poets reading: Deus Demos & Eros with Courtney Sina Meredith, Kirsten Warner, Bernard Brown, Michael Morrissey, Alistair Paterson
or workshop: Kintsugi Poetry with Liz Morton
or whanau whita and whanau waru open mic
- haere ra – finger food – wine & refreshments –
Sunday 9 00am – 1 00pm
includes a catered a.m. tea: book sales & swaps
9 00 morena – updates from your MC
9 20 Korero- A poem is a horse with an egg inside it.
Jack Ross with Poets Laureate Ian Wedde, Karl Stead, Michele Leggott & Cilla McQueen
10 40 feature- Urban Shift with SAPC
11 30 breakout. Either
Poets reading- Matimati with Jo Emeney, Richard Von Sturmer, Sandra Fraser, Bryan Walpert & more
or workshop: t.b.c.
12 15 feature –a Dose of Poetry Live: 36 years of best medicine
host Ila Selwyn with Poetry Livers