The Otago Poetry Slam is this Saturday in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, from 8pm! Check out the event on Facebook.

First, a reading and open mic session tomorrow night (September 23) at the Imagitech Theatre in Ōtautahi/Christchurch at 6.30pm. For those in Port Chalmers this Friday (September 25), the event “Poetic friends of John Francis speak” will start at 5pm, featuring, among others, David Eggleton. Head along to Pea Sea Art, 6 George Street. Another […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (September 20)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. This time the event will feature the National Director for NZ Poetry Slam, Michael Moore! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. http://eepurl.com/gWDYub

The 2020 NZ Young Writers Festival (NZ Young Writers Festival) kicks off next week, 24th September. The festival showcases 4 days of free events in City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand! Find out more about their programme on the festival’s website.

The Canterbury Poets Collective Spring Series kicks off next week. Wednesdays at 6.30pm, September 23-November 11. They have an incredible lineup – check it out on their Facebook page.

The next poetry night at Dunedin’s Dog With Two Tails takes place at 8pm on September 16. Find out more on the Dog With Two Tails website. The poetry nights are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month.

WORD Christchurch is back with a local flavour as it celebrates New Zealand books, stories, and writers in the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival (28 October – 1 November). The WORD festival will be the first major metropolitan literary festival to take place with live audiences since the COVID-19 lockdown. WORD Christchurch is following Ministry of Health guidelines regarding […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 30)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. This time the event will feature The Repeat Beat Poet! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. http://eepurl.com/gWDYub

Wairarapa Word presents WAIRARAPA WORLDS, a celebration of song, poetry, and kōrero in 20 languages. This event will go ahead tomorrow, August 21, with limited seats available #NZPoetryDay Find out more about the event on Facebook.

‘Unleash the power of poetry’ — so declares the slogan of National Poetry Day. This year’s #NZPoetryDay falls on 21 August. Although some events have been cancelled due to changes in alert levels, there will still be poetry events up and down the country, whether online or in-person. Browse the complete calendar of events for […]