Festival Poetry Launches & Interactive Publications’ Tour
The Christchurch Writers’ Festival began yesterday but unfortunately I was not able to get along—& sadly, one event I missed that I really wanted to attend was the launch of the two latest poetry collections from Australia’s Interactive Press: Karen Zelas’s Night’s Glass Table & Sugu Pillay’s Flaubert’s Drum.
The exciting news though is that the festival is just one stop in the current nationwide tour for the launch of these books. So if you’re in another centre and couldn’t have been there today anyway, here’s the gigs coming up:
- Porirua: Sunday, 2 September, Metropolitan Café, 7 Lydney Place, 4pm
- Wellington: Monday, 3 September, Wellington Central Library, 5:30 for 6pm
- Auckland: Tuesday, 4 September, Poetry Live, Thirsty Dog, 469 Karangahape Rd, 7:30pm
- Tauranga: Wednesday, 5 September, Tauranga Campus, Waikato University, Durham St, 6pm
And of course there’ll be another book launch at the Christchurch Writers’ Festival at 6.30 pm on Sunday 2, when Kerrin P Sharpe will launch her collection Three Days In A Wishing Well (Victoria University Press.)
And don’t forget the other poetry events at the festival, featured here.
In short: it’s all poetry today and all good!