‘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 […]

Come one, come all and relish in the power of poetry with some of our brightest local literary stars! In celebration of National Poetry Day and the impending NZ Young Writers’ Festival (September 24-27th), Fringe HQ is proud to present a cornucopia of poetry from local luminaries: Emer Lyons, Jessica Thompson-Carr, Isla Thomas, Richard Reeve, […]

Poetry at The Fringe Guest Poet: Rachel McAlpine has long delighted audiences with her insightful and expressive work in many genres. She will read from her popular new book of poems, ‘How To Be Old’, which she describes as her first proper collection for 23 years. Guest Musicians: Billy and the Seltz (Max McAlpine and […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 9)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤  This time the event will feature Laurie Eaves! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 http://eepurl.com/gWDYub Lounge 72 is an event featuring eleven poets, each reading 5 minutes of their best work. Find […]

Poetry at Your Place (August 2): Your Place Events is hosting another live, online poetry slam on Sunday night (August 2)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 This time they have partnered with the Melbourne Spoken Word Online Festival! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 The Quick Brown Dog submissions close (August 2): […]

Head along to the National Library this Friday to experience the launch of ‘Solid Air – Australia & New Zealand Spoken Word’. This event features some incredible poets and spoken word artists.

The JAFA Poetry Slam is on this Wednesday, 7pm, in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Find out more on Facebook.

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (July 26)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨

Paula Harris is raising money on Boosted for a poetic short films project. The campaign closes in 14 hours! Check out their page for details and to make a donation.

Auckland Writers Festival is holding Episode 12 of their #awfwinterseries tomorrow (Sunday July 19) at 9am. Hosted by Paula Morris, this session features novelist Patrick Gale; researcher and author Julia Ebner; and previous New Zealand Poet Laureate Michele Leggott. The episode can be viewed live on their Facebook or Youtube channels, or watched after the […]