For those in Ōtepoti/Dunedin on June 25th, Kay McKenzie Cooke’s new volume of poetry “Upturned” will be launched by Claire Beynon at 5.30pm at the University Book Shop. RSVP or 03 4776 976.

Your Place Events is hosting another open mic tomorrow at 7.30pm NZT. The session features award-winning poet Mark ‘Mr T’ Thompson! Find more details on the event page and/or join their mailing list.

First, there is a group reading on Zoom featuring The Write Blend. Based out of the US, Words Out Loud is an ongoing reading series held on the first Friday of the month. Follow the link in the flyer at 11.30am, Saturday June 6th NZT to attend. The session also includes a literary trivia quiz […]

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam this Sunday, June 7th, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend here.

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam tomorrow, May 24th, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend here.

We hope you’re doing well with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. We’re happy to say print copies of the Autumn edition of a fine line are now on their way to our print subscribers. We’ve also resumed posting anthology orders and banking cheques. Thanks for your patience if you were waiting on these. Annual General […]

At 6pm, Action Education Inc will hold the 3rd Annual Stand Up Poetry Slam, featuring poets from Aotearoa aged 13-18. More details: At 8pm, the Octagon Collective will host their May Poetry Night. More details:

Bitter Melon Press, devoted to the work of poets from Asian diaspora communities, is holding an Instagram Live event at 7am NZT time tomorrow. This celebrates the launch of a volume of poems called ‘Bulbul Calling’ by Pratyusha, who will give a reading and engage in discussion with Nina Mingya Powles, founding editor of Bitter […]

Ōtepoti Writers Lab is hosting an online poetry masterclass on May 30th for Ōtepoti-based writers. Spaces are limited – register your interest via DM or their event page on Facebook, or by emailing

Another poetry event on Sunday 17th May, this time at 7.30pm NZT! Poetry at Your Place is hosting an open mic session that will feature UK Poet Anna Kahn, who is a Barbican Young Poet and a London Library Emerging Writer. This is a great opportunity to hear a poet you may not have come […]