Hello poetry lovers, greetings for a new year of poetry events, we hope your 2017 is going well.

In November, Helen Rickerby gave a wonderful performance to a full house, and for our opening event this year, Sunday 26 February, we will be welcoming another well-known Wellington-based poet, Vivienne Plumb.

Vivienne is a full-time writer as well as a mentor and teacher of creative writing students. Her work encompasses poetry, fiction, and drama, and she has published over sixteen books. Her most recent publication is the hybrid, As Much Gold as an Ass Can Carry (split/fountain publishing, Auckland, 2017), containing work from all three areas she writes in.

During 2016 she held the University of Auckland/Michael King Centre Writing Fellowship and her play, The Wife Who Spoke Japanese In Her Sleep (adapted from her original story of the same title), was published by Playmarket.

Vivienne will read poems from a new collection she has been working on.

Mark your calendars: Sunday, February 26, Hightide Café, Paraparaumu Beach, 4 – 6 pm, $5 entry.  See you there!

And note that in March we welcome back Kapiti poet Rob Hack with his much-praised first collection of poems.

Elizabeth Coleman and Michael Keith

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