from Monday 19 August University of Auckland Library
- poets' manuscripts at the University of Auckland
In association with with Seeing Voices, Special Collections at
the University of Auckland Library has mounted an exhibition of poetry
manuscripts from the Collection, including material by Robin
Hyde and Kendrick Smithyman.
Special Collections is on the Ground (entrance) floor of the General
Library, 5 Alfred Street, and the exhibition is located at the Special
Collections reception area. Enquiries: Stephen Innes, Special Collections
Librarian, 373-7599 ext. 8062, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday 22 August 486 Queen St. Free Event
- 9.00pm Glottis poets read at The Temple
Nick Ascroft, Richard Reeve, Anna Jackson, Kai Jensen, Corin Black.
Friday 23 August
- 12.00 - 1.00pm Dunedin comes to Auckland
Anna Jackson, Richard Reeve, John Dolam, Katherine Liddy, Nick Ascroft
English Department Common Room, University of Auckland free
- 5.30pm wise words from south of the Bombay Hills :
Elizabeth Smither, Diana Bridge and Fiona Farrell.
All welcome. The Women's Bookshop (105 Ponsonby Rd) free event
- 7.30-10pm once and for all
Music Theatre, University of Auckland
Iain Sharp introduces 28 poets reading for 2 minutes each: Raewyn Alexander,
Stu Bagby, Diana Bridge, James Brown, Kate Camp, Janet Charman, Glenn
Colquhoun, John Dickson, John Dolan, Murray Edmond, Fiona Farrell, Anne
French, Jane Gardner, Paula Green, Anna Jackson, Mike Johnson, Kapka
Kassabova, Michele Leggott, Graham Lindsay, Bill Manhire, Bob Orr, Richard
Reeve, Elizabeth Smither, Robert Sullivan, John Tranter, Ian Wedde, Albert
Wendt, Sonja Yelich. Music by Ross Mullins and Caitlin Smith.
Saturday 24 August
- 10.15 – 11.30am scoop: ten poets read new poems
Stu Bagby, James Brown, John Dolan, Fiona Farrell, Jane Gardner, Mike Johnson, Graham
Lindsay, Elizabeth Smither, Robert Sullivan, Ian Wedde
- 11.45 – 1.00pm breaking ground, preserving ground
Richard Reeve, Glenn Colquhoun, Sonja Yelich and Anna Jackson read and talk with
Bill Manhire about making the future and keeping the past.
- 2.15 – 3.45pm John Tranter
Leading Australian poet reads and talks with Michele Leggott and Murray
- 4.00 – 5.30pm poetry/music/painting
Poetry and other arts with Paula Green, Graham Lindsay, John Dickson, Peter
Simpson and Ian Wedde
- 6.00 – 7.30pm the book of the black star
by Albert Wendt and Albert Wendt’s webpage for the New
Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) to be launched in the
Vice Chancellor’s Suite, Old Government House (Festival Ticket holders
& invited guests only).
Sunday 25 August
- 9.30 – 11am brunch with poetry at iguaça
269 Parnell Road. Anna Jackson, Fiona Farrell, Glenn Colquhoun. Sponsored
- 11.30am remembering Alan
Readings of Alan's work by Murray Edmond, Michele Leggott, Bill Manhire, Bob
Orr, Peter Simpson and Ian Wedde. All welcome, free event.
- 12 –1.15pm poets on poets
John Dolan, Robert Sullivan, Diana Bridge and James Brown read their favorite poems and talk about
- 2.15 – 3.45pm hearts and minds/minds and bodies
Poetry about love and sex with Anne French, Bob Orr, Kate Camp, Kapka Kassabova
- 4pm poets laureate
John Campbell talks with Bill Manhire and Elizabeth Smither
All events are at Old Government House, University of Auckland,
Princes St, unless otherwise stated.