VOW – Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

Date: February 27, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am
VOW- Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

VOW- Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

A year’s development work in Printable Reality’s page2stage programme has produced VOW – presented at Ironbar Cafe on the 25-27 February as part of Auckland Fringe.

Writer/Performers Maria Ji & Hannah Rose Owen-Wright (performing with Kiran Foster, Joni Nelson, & Marianne Villanueva) each bring recreated stories of violence and love, ancient tales given new tongues, of women who are wives, and of who and how they have loved.

After their performances at TAPAC, the individual pieces SLANT by Maria Ji (created under the mentorship of Natalie Hugill : Lilly Loca, and restaged with Charlotte West) and [EM]BEDDED/BODIED by Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright (created under the mentorship of Raewyn Alexander) have been re-fitted for the Auckland Fringe, and are being presented under the new banner of VOW at Ironbar on K Rd.

Come join us at Ironbar Cafe for a night of poetry and music. Starting 7pm. Koha/gold coin entry.

Feb 25 at 7:00pm to Feb 27 at 8:00pm
Ironbar Cafe

150 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

VOW – Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am
VOW- Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

VOW- Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

A year’s development work in Printable Reality’s page2stage programme has produced VOW – presented at Ironbar Cafe on the 25-27 February as part of Auckland Fringe.

Writer/Performers Maria Ji & Hannah Rose Owen-Wright (performing with Kiran Foster, Joni Nelson, & Marianne Villanueva) each bring recreated stories of violence and love, ancient tales given new tongues, of women who are wives, and of who and how they have loved.

After their performances at TAPAC, the individual pieces SLANT by Maria Ji (created under the mentorship of Natalie Hugill : Lilly Loca, and restaged with Charlotte West) and [EM]BEDDED/BODIED by Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright (created under the mentorship of Raewyn Alexander) have been re-fitted for the Auckland Fringe, and are being presented under the new banner of VOW at Ironbar on K Rd.

Come join us at Ironbar Cafe for a night of poetry and music. Starting 7pm. Koha/gold coin entry.

Feb 25 at 7:00pm to Feb 27 at 8:00pm
Ironbar Cafe

150 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

VOW – Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

Date: February 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am
VOW- Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

VOW- Auckland Fringe Festival 2015

A year’s development work in Printable Reality’s page2stage programme has produced VOW – presented at Ironbar Cafe on the 25-27 February as part of Auckland Fringe.

Writer/Performers Maria Ji & Hannah Rose Owen-Wright (performing with Kiran Foster, Joni Nelson, & Marianne Villanueva) each bring recreated stories of violence and love, ancient tales given new tongues, of women who are wives, and of who and how they have loved.

After their performances at TAPAC, the individual pieces SLANT by Maria Ji (created under the mentorship of Natalie Hugill : Lilly Loca, and restaged with Charlotte West) and [EM]BEDDED/BODIED by Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright (created under the mentorship of Raewyn Alexander) have been re-fitted for the Auckland Fringe, and are being presented under the new banner of VOW at Ironbar on K Rd.

Come join us at Ironbar Cafe for a night of poetry and music. Starting 7pm. Koha/gold coin entry.

Feb 25 at 7:00pm to Feb 27 at 8:00pm
Ironbar Cafe

150 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Poetry Picnic

Date: January 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 am  to  4:00 pm

PoetryPicnic

PoetryPicnic


Poetry and picnic in the garden on Auckland Anniversary Day … thanks to The Michael King Writers’ Centre !

Yoga and Creativity – One day retreat

Date: November 30, 2014
Time: 9:30 am  to  12:00 am
Sunday, November 30 9:30am
Te Henga Arts Hub & Eco-Stay – 130 Bethells Rd, Bethells Beach, Auckland
Suitable for all levels. All welcome!

Experience the magic of combining two powerful heart-opening activities in innovate ways. Deepen your creativity while you relax your body. Tridosha Balancing Series work on harmonising the functions of your whole body based on the ayurvedic principle of the three doshas (vāta, pitta and kapha). Asana and pranayama help fuel the creative process by increasing and directing the flow of prana. Simple, guided creative exercises are designed to infuse the mind with peace, clarity and creativity.

Investment: $100 ( including lunch, morning and afternoon tea ). Limited to 9 people.

for more info please contact: gus.simonovic@gmail.com

Days programme :

9.30 Get together, registration, morning tea

10am First session
12-2pm Lunch and a beach visit
2pm Second session
4pm – 5pm Debrief, reflections, afternoon tea

++ you can prebook a massage/aromatherapy or reiki session with Siri Embla, for during the lunch time or after 5pm at a discounted price of $50 / hour

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Whether you are aiming to finish a manuscript, deepen your yoga and meditative practice, overcome writer’s block, or unlock your inner artist, this workshop is designed exactly for you. All are welcome – regardless of previous experience with art/creative process or yoga. Beginners will find a safe haven in which to experiment, and advanced devotees of either or both art forms will discover a refreshingly challenging environment in which push through blocks and reach new levels of insight. Combined practice reinforces and deepens many of yoga’s benefits, but through an entirely different and highly complementary means, leading to invaluable insights and inspirations that can improve our lives and relationships—and enhance our creativity!—in profound and lasting ways.

Sessions are led by a passionate poet and educator Gus Simonovic – an experienced, certified instructor, with a life-long love for yoga. His poems have been widely published and performed locally and internationally. He has completed his Yoga teacher training at Shri Kali Ashram, Goa, India.

Participants will come out of the retreat refreshed, inspired and hopefully with a new vision of where they are going and a new, kinder relationship to their body. Additionally, if you wish, you will have an opportunity to have your work reviewed with constructive feedback and suggestions on how to progress and develop your ideas.

Bring your journal/project book.

++ prebook a massage/aromatherapy or reiki session with Siri Embla, for during the lunch time or after 5pm at a discounted price of $50 / hour

www.thebodytree.co.nz
www.printablereality.com/gussimonovic

Page2Stage 2014 – Final Night

Date: November 22, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Page2Stage 2014 – Final Night

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre)

100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand 1022

featuring :

MARIA YEONHEE JI
KIRSTI WHALEN
HANNAH-ROSE OWEN-WRIGHT

Maria Ji
~ Mentored by Nat Hugill
SLANT
The narrative as condemnation and creation myth.
Painting lip or painted lip or Freudian slip or lip service? As their stories unfold through the mediums of performance poetry, aerial silks, and music, SLANT invites you to examine the re-imagined lives of Fourth Wife, Persephone, and Delilah.
With special thanks to: Natalie Hugill, Rebecca Bilyard, Hannah Tasker-Poland, and performers.

Kirsti Whalen
~ Mentored by Christian Jenson
Pale in the Hips
A backyard bleeding grapefruit juice and stories.
A story of a girl told in many stories. Many stories told by a girl. Many girls telling many stories. No story ever told by a girl. This girl hasn’t been told by a story. She is made of: handprints. Dad has taken: all of them.

Hannah Owen-Wright
~ Mentored by Raewyn Alexander
[em]bedded/bodied
A queer/trans love story enwrapped in the heart of an ancient empire.
Treading at the liminal space between theatre and poetry, ‘[em]bedded/bodied’ is the latest incarnation of a story that first came into being as a 13th Century French chanson de geste ‘Yde et Olive’, It tells the story of Yde, a trans knight who rises to the highest possible chivalric glory in the ranks of the Roman Empire, through the voice of the Emperor’s daughter, Olive, who falls fiercely in love with him.

the winner will be flying to UK to present their work in 2015

koha entry

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Children in the Rain – book launch

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Titirangi Community Library
500 South Titirangi Road, Auckland, New Zealand 0604

Ron Riddell and Saray Torres invite you to join them on Saturday October 11 at the next gathering of The Titirangi Poets, Titirangi Library (2pm – 4pm) for the launch of their new haiku and poetry collection, Children in the Rain, which has just been published by Printable Reality. It’s a super little tome; there should be one in every home!

Children in the Rain – Ron Riddell

Children in the Rain – Ron Riddell

It will also be an opportunity to say goodbye to Ron and Saray, who are departing for Mexico and Colombia on October 17. They have been invited to take part in The World Poetry Festival in Mexico City (October 20 – 27) and La Salon de Poesia, which in part of The International Book Fair in Guadalajara (Nov 29 – Dec 7). Please come along with a poem or a song, ready for some fun.

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“It wouldn’t be too pretentious to say that Ron Riddell is the most traveled New Zealand poet. His recognisable style, kindness and passion in his words, travel long distances.
Printable Reality’s “Stage2Page” publishing series are concocted to celebrate contemporary poetry, poetry that jumps off the page on to the stage, and grabs you. In Ron’s case, the stage is anywhere, from any readers heart to live events and literary festivals across the world. We are fortunate enough to capture some of the new haikus and poems in this beautiful volume, please enjoy the places it takes you to”.

Gus Simonovic, September 2014

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Creating, producing and marketing contemporary independent stage performance – workshop

Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

PAGE2STAGE workshop
with Penny Ashton ‘Creating, producing and marketing contemporary independent stage performance, with a view to touring locally and internationally’

Learn how to translate your ideas from “concept through to execution”. Producing your performance on zero-budgets, and marketing to your audience: working smarter not harder.

. Creating, producing and marketing contemporary independent stage performance

Thursday 25 September 7-9pm

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC.
Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public.
Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets @ TAPAC website or by emailing page2stage2014@printablereality.com

Penny Ashton Penny Ashton has performed over 500 solo shows and toured all over the world from Edinburgh to Adelaide to Edmonton to Singapore to Stewart Island. She has won numerous awards including Best Performance in a Comedy at the Auckland Fringe 2013 and best performance by an International Poet at the London Farrago Awards and been nominated for four Best NZ Female Comedienne nominations, three Adelaide Fringe People’s Choice nominations and Best Ricky Martin Rewrite at the Winnipeg Fringe 2007. Penny has represented New Zealand in Theatresports and Performance Poetry and has performed by invitation at The Glastonbury Festival. She has to eat and so has numerous fingers in numerous pies including poet, MC, comedienne, social commentator, TV presenter, Voice over artist, improviser, Wedding Celebrant and all around show-off. In her career Penny has created numerous solo shows and also group long form improv shows, which she produces, markets and tour manages herself.

National Poetry Day – Wrap Party

Date: September 23, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

National Poetry Day - Wrap Party

National Poetry Day – Wrap Party


POETRY TO THE PEOPLE!
Join NPD celebration with Page2Stage Artist
+ book sales + music + Wide Open Mic
ALL WELCOME !

KOHA entry.

Doors open 7.30pm, light refreshments and hot drinks will be served. At 8pm, we will start the evening with an Wide-Open Mic session, in aim to give a chance to wider poetry community to actively participate in NPD activities, as well as, give the opportunity to the young and up-and-coming artist to take part in the NPD celebration. Ten poets will be invited to the stage before we have a guest musician play; followed with feature readings/performances by Page2Stage poets.

Music by:

more info or to register for Wide Open Mic contact: gus@printablereality.com

Poetry in Motion presents Markeisha Hill

Date: September 3, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

It’s Slam Time! And for the second month in a row, we are excited to bring an international poet to the Poetry in Motion stage!
Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30pm
Meow 9 Edward Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

Markeisha Hill is a junior Sociology and English double major at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Originally from Louisiana, she has been a part of the spoken word community since she was 16 years old, competing at the 2012 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam and has gone on to compete on the collegiate level as a member of the Wesleyan University slam team for two years. She is currently studying at the University of Auckland.

This month is also Poetry in Motion’s last poetry slam heat for the year! This is your last opportunity to enter into the Wellington Regional competition, and from there have a chance at the NZ Poetry Slam.

Space is limited in the slam, so get there early if you want to sign up. It will be a two-round poetry slam, with usual rules applying:

– no props
– no costumes
– no music
– judges selected randomly from the audience by the MC.
– 3 minute time period with ten seconds grace. Time starts as soon as you begin to speak.

Don’t miss this talented feature poet and your last chance to enter into enter the NZ Poetry Slam competition!

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Yoga and Creativity – One day retreat with gus Simonovic

Date: August 31, 2014
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:00 pm

gus yoga and creativity retreat

gus yoga and creativity retreat


Suitable for all levels. All welcome!

Its all about the experience …

Experience the magic of combining two powerful heart-opening activities in innovate ways. Deepen your creativity while you relax your body. Tantra Yoga Asana Series work on balancing your whole body based on the ayurvedic principle of the three doshas (vāta, pitta and kapha). Asana and pranayama help fuel the creative process by increasing and directing the flow of prana. Simple, guided creative exercises are designed to infuse the mind with peace, clarity and creativity.

Investment: $100 ( including lunch, morning and afternoon tea ). Limited to 7 people.

for more info please contact: gus.simonovic@gmail.com

Days programme :

9.30 Get together, registration, morning tea

10am First session
12-2pm Lunch and a beach visit
2pm Second session
4pm – 5pm Debrief, reflections, afternoon tea

***
Whether you are aiming to finish a manuscript, deepen your yoga and meditative practice, overcome writer’s block, or unlock your inner artist, this workshop is designed exactly for you. All are welcome – regardless of previous experience with art/creative process or yoga. Beginners will find a safe haven in which to experiment, and advanced devotees of either or both art forms will discover a refreshingly challenging environment in which push through blocks and reach new levels of insight. Combined practice reinforces and deepens many of yoga’s benefits, but through an entirely different and highly complementary means, leading to invaluable insights and inspirations that can improve our lives and relationships—and enhance our creativity!—in profound and lasting ways.

Sessions are led by a passionate poet and educator Gus Simonovic – an experienced, certified instructor, with a life-long love for yoga. His poems have been widely published and performed locally and internationally. He has completed his Tantra Yoga teacher training at Shri Kali Ashram, Goa, India.

Participants will come out those sessions refreshed, inspired and hopefully with a new vision of where they are going and a new, kinder relationship to their body. Additionally, if you wish, you will have an opportunity to have your work reviewed with constructive feedback and suggestions on how to progress and develop your ideas.

Bring your journal/project book.
Te Henga Arts Hub & Eco-Stay – 130 Bethells Rd, Bethells Beach, Auckland
Sunday 31 August at 9:30am – 5:00pm
www.thebodytree.co.nz
www.printablereality.com/gussimonovic

PAGE2STAGE live #3

Date: August 30, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  10:00 pm

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page2stage14

At our next live event we are very excited to hear from mentee Ya-Wen Ho, her mentor Rob Mokaraka, and a group of musical friends, aptly named FRIENDS.

There will also be a chance for open mic so contact Laura to get on the list; laura@printablereality.com

Ya-Wen Ho is an enthusiastic and committed member of Auckland’s writing community. Recently her endeavors have included a performance at the Short Takes on Long Poems symposium, a book with TinFish Press, an international reading at Counterpath Press and numerous local readings. As a confident performer, she loves wowing an audience and would like to further explore the interactive and collaborative possibilities of live performance. Ya-Wen has huge potential and will surprise any listener.

Rob Mokaraka’s background is in Acting & Writing for Theatre and Film. He has held short-film writing workshops in Rarotonga and in Auckland with a broad demographic. He has written, directed, and performed in a range of produced works including Maui, Man Club, Sydney Bridge Upside Down, and Flat 3. He has won three Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. Rob enjoys nurturing unique, new talent and has a lot to offer a mentee in a range of disciplines. Rob has recently arrived back from performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

We’ll be chilling out to the relaxed sounds of FRIENDS. Hannah, Jo, Jonathan, and Mikey are a group from East Auckland who have been playing music together and separately for years. They play with acoustic folk vibes covering a large range of artists and genres. The combination of amazing voices with creatively crafted musical layers will leave you walking away from a set with nothing but good vibes.

Koha entry.

Matthew Harvey at Poetry Live

Date: August 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

matthew harvey

matthew harvey


Comedy and beauty grace the poetry stage on Tuesday!

Guest Musician: Rasela Sosoli

A voice that could launch a thousand ships! Come check her out!
Rasela is an Australian born, Kiwi bred singer/songwriter. She studied music at EXCEL School of Performing Arts as well as completing her Diploma of Creative Arts at M.I.T. Last year she released her first single ‘Summer Love’ which was followed by the music video clip funded by NZ On Air. She enjoys all aspects of Performing Arts and hopes to teach and be able to share that passion with others in the future. She also enjoys walks on the beach and is available Thursdays and Saturdays should any offers arise.

Guest Poet: Matthew Harvey

A man who channels Dr Seuss & James Dean!
Not my words. The words of esteemed publication “The Edmonton Journal” and who knows what kind of drugs they were taking.
Since taking his first tentative steps onto the Poetry Live stage Matthew Harvey’s poetry “career” has proceeded at a pace that at times could be described as glacial. That was too fast though and he had to slow down.
He has performed both here in NZ and overseas. Last year he toured the fringe festival circuit in Canada performing his show “Matthew Harvey is Dangerman!” in front of literally tens of people.
He likes long walks on the beach, Salsa dancing and has higher than the average number of legs for a human.

KOHA ENTRY!

POP-UP POETS

Date: August 24, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Starts
24 August 3 PM weather permitting
Experience the power of spoken word!
Poets bring their words to the streets and pavements of our beautiful Auckland City, bringing people together and igniting essential conversations.
Free event. All are welcome.
Multiple locations.

Join us at Britomart 3pm and follow the action as it unfolds.

Featured poets:
Sally Strange-Love
Shane Hollands
Sirjana Singh
Callum Stembridge
Lia Eteuati
Ali Jacs
gus simonovic
with music support by
Lawrence Brock ( aka Dubtext)

thanks to Splice!
www.facebook.com/Splice2014

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This trans-cultural, site-specific experience will provide a conduit to bring the joy of poetry as a ‘performance art’ to the Central City community – live spoken word performances that will inspire, comfort, educate and celebrate people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Each of live spoken word “pop up events” will feature a well established and young up-and-coming poet/spoken word artist – providing work for artists as well as an opportunity for the high quality artistic expression. The project will give established and up-and-coming writers/performers the chance to engage with the community and to share their knowledge and experience. At the same time events will provide an accessible local opportunity for the audience to experience and engage with art in busiest locations in Auckland CDB.

Delivered to you by Printable Reality and Splice2014.

For more info contact: gus@printablereality.com

National Poetry Day – Wrap Party

Date: August 23, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

POETRY TO THE PEOPLE!
Join NPD celebration with Page2Stage Artist
+ book sales + music + Wide Open Mic
ALL WELCOME !

page2stage14 National Poetry Day - Wrap Party

page2stage14 National Poetry Day – Wrap Party


Merge Cafe, 453 Karangahape Rd, Auckland

KOHA entry.

Doors open 7.30pm, light refreshments and hot drinks will be served.
At 8pm, we will start the evening with an Wide-Open Mic session, in aim to give a chance to wider poetry community to actively participate in NPD activities, as well as, give the opportunity to the young and up-and-coming artist to take part in the NPD celebration. Ten poets will be invited to the stage before we have a guest musician play; followed with feature readings/performances by Page2Stage poets.

Music by: “Afforest”
and Dubtext DJ set

more info, or to register for Wide Open Mic contact: gus@printablereality.com

Poetry for Everyone

Date: August 22, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm  to  12:00 am

poetry for everyone

poetry for everyone

School students’ competition, established poets sharing and open mic opportunity – this event will capture your attention! Whatever your level of poetry experience, there is Poetry for Everyone.

4pm – 6pm Northland high school students tell you how they see it.
6.30pm – 8.30pm Local and visiting poets share their published and unpublished work.
9pm – 11pm The floor opens to what you have to share.

YOUTH POETRY SLAM
Poetry slam is a performance poetry competition where the audience helps decide the outcome. See Northland’s youth poets battle it out on-stage, performing their own original poetry and competing in two rounds for the most enthusiastic audience response and highest scores from the panel of judges. Come along to the Whangarei Youth Poetry Slam, hear Northland high school students tell you how they see it and lend your support to local young people with something to say. Entry as a competitor is open to all Northland high school students. Students: register to compete by Monday 18 August. Entry Details: Free to enter and attend. School representatives can enter through their schools or by contacting Hannah. Poems must be your own original work, under 3 minutes in length and be performed without props or accompanying music; you can only use the sounds you can make with your own body and spoken words. Time starts when you start speaking. Be prepared to perform up to two different poems, depending on how many rounds you make it through on the night.

What is a poetry slam? http://nps2013.poetryslam.com/about/what-is-poetry-slam/

The Old Stone Butter Factory is a café, bar and event venue (with mini golf) who regularly hosts open mic nights for Northland’s musicians and performers’ original material.

Contact Details: Hannah White hannahlouisewhite@hotmail.com 0210 827 8140

Poems4Peace Anthology Christchurch Launch

Date: August 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am
poems4peave anthology Christchurch Launch

poems4peave anthology Christchurch Launch

Poems4Peace” 2014 Poetry Anthology, Christchurch launch

Live poetry performance event, featuring award-winning poets

Where: Room 3, Upper Riccarton Library

When: Wednesday August 20th, 6pm

Printable Reality and Splice, in association with New Zealand Poetry Society and Michael King Writers’ Centre, run a poetry competition – as a part of “Poems4Peace” project 2014. General public, local and international poets were invited to compose poetry expressing the concept of inner-peace and the peace for our world.

Poetry, throughout history, has always been the voice of conscience. “Poems4Peace 2014” is advocating: poetry in education and performance, plus community engagement as effective ways to build a culture of peace. The year-long programme provides an excellent platform to make contemporary poetic voices heard and contribute to influencing a whole new generation of peace-makers in NZ and beyond. The expression articulated in the art/events/publications created reflects modern views of world peace and the atmosphere of the times – a collective voice that is forever asking … an echo that dictates: the call for peace. Let’s make poetry a strong link, between awareness and action!

Christchurch poets will read their poems and books will be available for sale.

Everybody welcome!

For more info contact : Heather McQuillan – heathermcq@hotmail.com

www.printablereality.com

Give Peace a Chance

Date: August 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

give peace a chance

give peace a chance

A Concert for Children of Gaza
Saturday at 7:00pm
Thirsty Dog Tavern & Cafe
469 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Concert fundraiser for the children of Gaza featuring some of Aucklands best acoustic performers including Caitlin Smith, Nigel Gavin, Linn Lorkin and Herschel, Eden, Roger Marshall, and Victoria Vigenser, plus local poets Amanda Kennedy and Gus Simonivic (further acts to be announced)

Inside Out | Open Mic for Writers

Date: August 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

inside.out

inside.out


Inside Out : Open Mic for Writers is at One 2 One Cafe cafe on Wednesday 13th August. All writers are welcome to read or perform fiction, poetry and non-fiction at the mic – approx five minutes each.

Our musician guest is the highly talented JED TOWN – guitarist, songwriter and one of NZ’s leading audio-visual artists.Jed performed in the sensational Strange Day’s Night Beatles music event at the Town Hall last month.

Our regular Five-Word Competition – this month’s words are: key, two, mag, psychic, poet. Incorporate into a sentence or short piece and go into the draw for random prizes.

Please time your pieces by reading them aloud beforehand – else beware the wrath of the Squawk Fowl 🙂

Let’s hear what you’ve been working on…..

See you on the night! Koha.

Poems4Peace 2014 Prize-Giving event

Date: August 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm

Poems4Peace 2014, Prize-Giving event

Poems4Peace 2014, Prize-Giving event


Live poetry performance event, featuring award-winning poets. To pre-order the book follow this link and click on “Publication” : www.printablereality.com/projects/poems4peace-2014/

Printable Reality and Splice, in association with New Zealand Poetry Society and Michael King Writers’ Centre, run a poetry competition – as a part of “Poems4Peace” project 2014. General public, local and international poets were invited to compose poetry expressing the concept of inner-peace and the peace for our world.

Poetry, throughout history, has always been the voice of conscience. “Poems4Peace 2014” is advocating: poetry in education and performance, plus community engagement as effective ways to build a culture of peace. The year-long programme provides an excellent platform to make contemporary poetic voices heard and contribute to influencing a whole new generation of peace-makers in NZ and beyond. The expression articulated in the art/events/publications created reflects modern views of world peace and the atmosphere of the times – a collective voice that is forever asking … an echo that dictates: the call for peace. Let’s make poetry a strong link, between awareness and action!

On the day, we will be announcing poetry competition winners selected from 400 submissions as well as hear performances by winning and commended poets.

Everybody welcome!

Competition Judges:Laurice Gilbert and Peter Matheson.
More info contact: gus@printablereality.com
www.printablereality.com

Titirangi Poets

Date: August 9, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

allowed and aloud by gus simonovic

allowed and aloud by gus simonovic


After couple of years of extensive performing/touring around the world and following the release of his newest poetry collection “Allowed and Aloud”, Gus brings his distinct style performance poetry to Titirangi.

He is an Auckland-based poet and performance artist, educator, and a producer of contemporary cross-disciplinary performances with a strong spoken word component. Apart from his two poetry collections and poetry/music audio CD, his work has been published in magazines and anthologies, and performed, locally and internationally. Gus is a Poetry Slam winner, workshop leader, organiser and promoter of poetry projects and events, and in some previous incarnations in this lifetime he was also known as: viticulturist, key accounts manager, laborer, traveler, bookstore manager, stay home dad and a photographer.
Gus is an Auckland coordinator for NZ Poetry Society, his prime aim is to help create modern and dynamic national poetry organisation that will effectively support and promote poetry and poets, and bring poetry/spoken word to the widest possible audiences. He is a founding trustee for Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ and, also, a driving force behind “Printable Reality” project. Printable Reality is an unlimited company for exploration and implementation of poetic ideas. In past couple of years, under the motto “Experience Poetry Differently” Printable Reality has initiated, supported and organised a large number of spoken word events, projects, workshops and produced stage shows.

www.printablereality.com

“Gus uses the language joyously, playing with repetition in a semi-hypnotic way to reinforce his enthusiasm. As an immigrant, Gus brings an observer’s eye to life in New Zealand, and his poetic voice is distinctive in its slightly off-key English. Added to his unique grasp of metaphor, his voice is a pleasure to read and listen and deserves to be disseminated widely.” Laurice Gilbert, NZPS President

“Gus’s poems have strength, depth and clarity and reveal fine workmanship. An invitation for deeper contemplation invites the reader to go back and re-read his pieces and discover layers of meaning. Gus delights in wordplay and creates thrumming images of bridges and skies, waking and dreaming. His love of poetry is infectious and his understanding of poetry’s evocative power is an inspiration. I can’t wait to hear/read more of his poems.”
Anita Arlov, Creator, Inside.Out spoken word events

Expect a tone of small surprises … and bring cash to buy a new book!

VOICE AND PHYSICALITY-workshop

Date: August 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Sacsha PerfectPAGE2STAGE workshop
Sascha Perfect ‘VOICE AND PHYSICALITY’

. How to be more authentic and to use presence in your performance

Thursday 7 August 7-9pm

The workshop will focus on voice and physicality. In particular, exploring extended vocal techniques; opening the voice and the body with physical, perceptual and somatic explorations; working with authenticity, presence and embodiment.

In particular we will look at tonal ranges of the voice, how to use your breath, experiment with resonance and colour in song, as well as improv some text.

I believe a good performer must be able to embody whatever it is that they want to share with an audience. In order to do this, you have to be able to perform with the whole body. So we will explore physicality and such things as skeletal connections and sensory perception.

To integrate all of this for performance, we will touch on how to be more authentic and to use presence in your performance.

Sascha Perfect How to be more authentic and to use presence in your performance.The workshop will focus on voice and physicality. In particular, exploring extended vocal techniques; opening the voice and the body with physical, perceptual and somatic explorations; working with authenticity, presence and embodiment. Sascha is a Wellington based producer and performance artist. She recently returned from 10 years working in Ireland, Poland, Netherlands and Serbia. She has created several Dance Theatre productions and films (Chimera 2011-12, Babylon 2012, The Quantum Enigma 2010, Monitor 2008, Organ City 2007, Intimacy 2007, Reality Show 2005). She has performed at various theatres and festivals internationally.

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC.
Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public.
Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets @ TAPAC website or by emailing page2stage2014@printablereality.com

Pop-up Poets

Date: August 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Join us at Britomart 3pm and follow the action as it unfolds.
Experience the power of spoken word!
Poets bring their words to the streets and pavements of our beautiful Auckland City, bringing people together and igniting essential conversations.
Free event. All are welcome.
Multiple locations.

Featured poets:
Sally Strange-Love
Shane Hollands
Sirjana Singh
Callum Stembridge
Sisilia Eteuati
Ali Jacs
gus simonovic
with music support by
Lawrence Brock ( aka Dubtext)

thanks to Splice!
www.facebook.com/Splice2014

Each of live spoken word “pop up events” will feature a well established and young up-and-coming poet/spoken word artist – providing work for artists as well as an opportunity for the high quality artistic expression. The project will give established and up-and-coming writers/performers the chance to engage with the community and to share their knowledge and experience. At the same time events will provide an accessible local opportunity for the audience to experience and engage with art in busiest locations in Auckland CDB.

Delivered to you by Printable Reality and Splice2014.

Ali Jacs & Emily Rice

Date: August 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Ali Jacs and Emily Rice @ Iron Bar

Ali Jacs and Emily Rice @ Iron Bar


dont miss one of the leading NZ poetry voices from Wellington – Ali Jacs!
Music by fabulous Emily Rice + Local spoken word artists – TBA

KOHA entry, to book a dinner table call IronBar on 09 379 5933 …
any other info gus@printablereality.com

+ a poetry workshop with Ali 1pm at Ellen Melville Hall !

*** little more about Ali:

An engaging and topical performer from Wellington, Ali Jacs is the 2012 New Zealand National Poetry Slam Champion. After getting involved in the spoken word community in the Canadian prairies, Ali returned home to NZ in 2010 and has since played an integral role in building up Wellington’s performance poetry community. In early 2012 she started up the monthly Poetry in Motion evening.

After winning 2nd place in the 2011 NZ National Poetry Slam, she went on to win the 2012 title, has since featured as a guest at the Australian National Poetry Slam and competed in the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Minneapolis.

Ali has performed her poetry in schools, bars, museums, poetry slams and festivals in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia. With a wry sense of humour, Ali uses slice-of-life storytelling, exploring themes of politics, sexuality, social and environmental justice; and examining the madness of these crazy times. Ali has published one chapbook Romantic Pragmatism and is currently working on a second.

“Ali uses her voice and her natural charisma to draw the listener toward her, rather than jumping out at them. It’s a style that very much suits and also provides an interesting tension with a lot of her content which is very passionate, sometimes political, and often very personal. Instead of declaiming and announcing on stage she speaks, one human to another. The poem always wins out in the end – just as it should be.” – Hinemoana Baker. Writer, Poet, Musician and Producer.

“Ali’s passion for life and language is undeniable. Her performances are delightfully surprising and refreshing in their journey to bring the audience closer to enlightenment” – Carrie Rudzinski. 2010 and 2011 Boston Cantab National Slam team; 7th in the Individual World Poetry Slam 2013.

*** a little more about Emily Rice

“She sings with such conviction displaying the voice of an experienced performer as she soars through beautiful phrases with hints of jazz scatting – perhaps her most noted trademark. With the use of exotic instruments and rhythms, she has begun experimenting with new flavours in her song writing which will move your feet and stir your soul. Emily likes nothing more than to collaborate with fellow musicians and entertain her audience with her exuberant personality, thoughtful lyrics and delicious sound.”

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www.printablereality.com
www.ironbarcafe.com/

Lessons from a maker -workshop

Date: July 31, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

PAGE2STAGE workshop
Paolo Rotondo ‘Lessons from a maker’

. How to make your personal work reach the audience

Thursday 31 July 7-9pm
Lesson’s from a maker. How to make you’re personal work reach the audience.

My experience as an artist is primarily as a maker and performer of my own material.
In my humble opinion it is vitally important to know what you are trying to communicate.
I will provoke a and facilitate, some exercises that help artist to address who they are and to get closer to what they are actually trying to say.
We will discuss various approaches to getting to the crux of it. These seemingly obvious approaches can really unlock an artist’s sense of purpose. When the writer is sure of their purpose (even if it is to explore) they can bewitch us with their words, when the performer has clear objectives they are able to be very powerful.

Once we have understood where our drive comes from and we are open to sharing it we will work on a few basic techniques for performance.

I will bring a few basic exercises that I learned as the International Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre In London. I hope to bring simplicity and de-mystification to the performer. Through honesty and openness as performers we can be very powerful, yet it is a huge act of humility and bravery. I will give the performer some tools that they can use to unlock their material for performance.
A common mistake for writer performers is not to ‘read’ and ‘breakdown’ the material as they presume they know it. My mission is to help translate and facilitate the process from writer to performer especially if they are the same person.

In one brief hour I hope to propose these very essential questions for our artists to address. I hope that they will provoke in them a sense of purpose and a few basic, very practical tools for sharing their work.

Paolo Rotondowill bring a few basic exercises that he learned as the International Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre In London. He had recently completed his first feature film ‘Orphan & Kingdoms’.
Also in 2014 his play Strange Resting Places has been chosen by Creative New Zealand to headline the New Zealand Showcase at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival.

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC.
Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public.
Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets @ TAPAC website or by emailing page2stage2014@printablereality.com

Colourful Language

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

colorful language

colorful language


Colourful language from the menage a quartre – poems, music, flash and more. Open mic and local writers welcome. $20. Contact michaelbotur@gmail.com. With Michael Botur (poems) Kirsten Warner (poems and maybe a song) Leanne Radojkovich (flash) and Bernie Griffen (singer-songwriter from The Grifters).
— with Bernie Griffen.
26 july 7:30 Kafe Kaos Pukekohe

INSIDE OUT OPEN MIC

Date: July 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

all writers welcome – open mic
fiction/poetry/flash/non-fiction
musician guest: ACAPOLLINATIONS – featuring
the close harmony and evocative voices of
TUI MAMAKI, CHELSEA PRASTITI & SIOBHAN GRACE
www.mamakuproject.com
five word competition: use these words in a sentence
or poem/prose piece < 50 words: mirror music cup winter fire bring your piece on the night -random book prizes awarded - One2One Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Rd 7 00pm, koha for musicians MC Anita Arlov. for info: E anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz

POETRY OF THE SOUL

Date: July 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

guest poet & guest musician t.b.a.
Soul Centre, 18 Huia Rd, Titirangi
open mic, snacks and drinks available
$ 5.00 entry, 7 00 – 9 00pm
book ph 09 817 3057

NZ SOCIETY OF AUTHORS AUCK MTG

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 6:15 pm  to  9:00 pm

guest: t.b.a.
supper – refreshmenrts – meet other writers – information
new members welcome, koha
AUT Tower, cnr Rutland & Wakefield Sts
6.15pm – 9.00pm
for info on how NZSA helps writers: www.authors.org.nz
facebook.com/Nzs Authors Auckland

PAGE2STAGe live June

Date: June 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

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June Live Event is packed with top quality performers: It features Mentor-Mentee team:
Raewyn Alexander & Hannah Rose

Music by Sam and Erena

Limited Open Mic available
Contact laura@printablereality.com to put your name on the list.

+ Page2Stage are delighted to be joining the celebration of National Flash Fiction Month, by inviting two Auckland best known “flashers” : Leanne Radojkovich and Rachel Fenton to share some of their Flash Fiction magic.

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Raewyn Alexander is a fourth generation New Zealander of French, Irish, English and Scots descent. Born in Hamilton, NZ, in 1955, she’s travelled the world, and now lives in Grey Lynn, Auckland. A Narrative Writing lecturer at UNITEC, she’s published in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, novels, poetry, stories and other genre, such as in Southernmostpoint Guest House from pretendGeniuspress (USA), 2014. A blog about her poetic journey and trees for travel is popular world-wide. Glam Rock Boyfriends, an imaginary memoir, is due in 2014 – ebook and print-on-demand – and so is poetry collection, Our Mother Flew Unassisted, (Brightspark Books).

Hannah Owen-Wright began performing spoken word regularly two years ago, whilst living in Birmingham, UK. She has performed in slams in the UK as well as at Poetry Live in Auckland. She is also intrigued by spoken word performance as an exploration within the sonic qualities of language. As a musician – specifically, a singer – the musicality of language is a primary guiding principle in her performance practices. No doubt what Hannah will produce will be fresh, challenging, and engaging.

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“Sam Loveridge is a guitarist, violinist and mandolinist who regularly performs with various music collectives. He is the composer and singer for the folk band Adventures of Rhubarb, and a teacher for Lewis Eady’s school of music. Sam met Erena at the University of Auckland’s jazz school in 2011.

Erena Johnson is a composer and poet with a keen interest in vocal improvisation. Among her favourite projects have been presenting the poetry of TS Eliot and Wallace Stevens with a seven piece band, and collaborating with Indian classical singer Balamohan Shingade.

Sam and Erena will be performing a selection of folk and pop tunes.”

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Leanne Radojkovich has been short-listed for prizes in NZ and Ireland and published in NZ, UK and USA. Most recently, she was a finalist in the 2014 North & South flash fiction competition, and she was highly commended in the 2013 NFFD competition. She shares her work on SlideShare and YouTube and posts flash fiction street art in phone booths, public loos and shop windows. See her website for more.

Rachel J. Fenton, aslo known as Rae Joyce, is a multi-genre award-winning writer and graphic poet and current Features Editor of Flash Frontier. Her work is featured in New Zealand Comics and Graphic Novels (Hicksville Press) and various international journals, and she was Artist in Residence in 2013 at Counterexample Poetics. Based in Auckland, she blogs here.

KOHA entry

POETS EXPOSED @ The Old Library, Whangarei

Date: June 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Northland poets reading live
open mic – guest poet featured
Te Studio, The Old Library, Whangarei
koha, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Poetry Live-Guest Poet: Siobhan Harvey Guest Musician: Caitlin Smith

Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Siobhan Harvey is a poet and nonfiction author. Her new poetry collection, Cloudboy (OUP, 2014) won the 2013 Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry. Her other works include Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011), Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand Writers In Conversation (Cape Catley, 2010) and Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Random House NZ, 2009). Additionally, she was runner up in 2012 Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize (Aus) and 2012 Kevin Ireland Poetry Competition, and, for her creative non-fiction, Highly Commended in 2013 Landfall Essay Prize and runner up in 2011 Landfall Essay Competition.She has a Poet’s Page on The Poetry Archive (UK), co directed by Sir Andrew Motion. Additionally, she has co-edited a new poetry anthology with James Norcliffe and Harry Ricketts which will be published in July.
I’m a ‘story singer’ and a ‘song poet’. I’ve five albums
including three with guitar-based jass trio The Fondue Set.
I’ve vocal coached and taught songwriting for over 18 years
and still love it.
Mike Alexander said I have “a voice that imagination
created”. Fiona Talron said was “mesmerizing” “an angel on
E” at Hotel DeBrett last night.

FLASH AND FLASHER

Date: June 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm
National Flash Fiction Day NZ

National Flash Fiction Day NZ

National Flash Fiction Day Auckland celebration
announcement of the regional winner and short-listed entrants
in this year’s NFFD competition
plus readings by special guest ff writers
MC: Rosetta Allan
Central City Library, Whare Wananga, level 2
2.00pm – 3.00pm, free entry
http://nationalflash.wordpress.com/all-about-flash/

Iron Bar gig

Date: June 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 pm  to  12:00 am
dubtext Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright Gus Simonovic Mohamed Hassan Makyla Curtis

Dubtext, Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright
Gus Simonovic
Mohamed Hassan
Makyla Curtis

A night of psychedelic words and beats whirring around your head like angry beetles.

Featuring:
Hannah-Rose Owen-Wright
Gus Simonovic
Mohamed Hassan
Makyla Curtis

THE MARVELLOUS THEATRE GROUP

Date: June 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

meets for workshops Tuesday nights at TAPAC 7 00pm – 9 00pm
a friendly group of seasoned performers, aspiring directors,
backstage beavers and everything in-between
Most members 65+. Like to know more?
email: marvelloustheatre@gmail.com
or ph Kathy 09 376 73 46/Annie 09 376 29 02

Poems4Peace @ Auckland Museum

Date: June 8, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm

Live poetry performance event, featuring award-winning poets
10th August 12 midday-1.30pm at Auckland Museum Auditorium

Printable Reality and Splice, in association with New Zealand Poetry Society and Michael King Writers’ Centre, run a poetry competition – as a part of “Poems4Peace” project 2014. General public, local and international poets were invited to compose poetry expressing the concept of inner-peace and the peace for our world.

Poetry, throughout history, has always been the voice of conscience. “Poems4Peace 2014” is advocating: poetry in education and performance, plus community engagement as effective ways to build a culture of peace. The year-long programme provides an excellent platform to make contemporary poetic voices heard and contribute to influencing a whole new generation of peace-makers in NZ and beyond. The expression articulated in the art/events/publications created reflects modern views of world peace and the atmosphere of the times – a collective voice that is forever asking … an echo that dictates: the call for peace. Let’s make poetry a strong link, between awareness and action!

On the day, we will be announcing poetry competition winners selected from 400 submissions as well as hear performances by winning and commended poets.
Everybody welcome!

Competition Judges:Laurice Gilbert and Peter Matheson.
More info contact: gus@printablereality.com
www.printablereality.com

Spread the Word at MAC

Date: June 7, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

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Spread the word!!! about the fabulous next edition of “Spread the Word at MAC”.
Guest poets: Dr Jack Ross, Stu Bagby
Music by: Brian Cavanagh

+ an eclectic Open Mic session – all welcome!!
to register please email laura@printablereality.com

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Jack Ross is a poet, fiction writer and editor. He has published books of poetry and short fiction and has edited numerous collections of writing and a variety of journals. Ross has worked as a teacher of New Zealand literature and creative writing, and he is co-editor of a series of books dedicated to capturing New Zealand poets in performance. In his poetry Ross mixes genres and elements of autobiography and fiction. Jack is also one of the esteemed tutors for Page 2 Stage 2014 programme.

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Stu Bagby work made up one third of AUP New Poets 2 and he has published a solo collection As It Was in the Beginning (Steele Roberts) that was nominated by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the best books of 2005. He was the winner of the 2000 New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition.
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Brian Cavanagh is a multitalented musician and singer/songwriter from Ireland. He is best know for his heart opening lyrics and soulful performance style.

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Special appearance by a visiting Kapiti Coast poet: Shane Cave bringing his book of poems and CD, The Sound of Words, to Auckland. This is poetry to entertain with alliteration, assonance, rhythm and rhyme, to make you smile, cry, laugh, ponder, get angry or wonder how he got like that. Shane’s poems are works for your ear, to be performed live and listened to.

Your host Laura Giddey.

Plenty of free parking, refreshments available.
Koha appreciated.

www.printablereality.com
http://www.mairangiarts.co.nz/

SPREAD the WORD

Date: June 7, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

spread-the-word

spread-the-word


Spread the word!!! about the fabulous next edition of “Spread the Word at MAC”.
Guest poets: Dr Jack Ross, Stu Bagby
Music by: Brian Cavanagh

+ an eclectic Open Mic session – all welcome!!
to register please email laura@printablereality.com

***
Jack Ross is a poet, fiction writer and editor. He has published books of poetry and short fiction and has edited numerous collections of writing and a variety of journals. Ross has worked as a teacher of New Zealand literature and creative writing, and he is co-editor of a series of books dedicated to capturing New Zealand poets in performance. In his poetry Ross mixes genres and elements of autobiography and fiction. Jack is also one of the esteemed tutors for Page 2 Stage 2014 programme, his next workshop 19th May at TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre).

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Stu Bagby work made up one third of AUP New Poets 2 and he has published a solo collection As It Was in the Beginning (Steele Roberts) that was nominated by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the best books of 2005. He was the winner of the 2000 New Zealand Poetry Society’s International Poetry Competition.
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Brian Cavanagh is a multitalented musician and singer/songwriter from Ireland. He is best know for his heart opening lyrics and soulful performance style.

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Special appearance by a visiting Kapiti Coast poet: Shane Cave bringing his book of poems and CD, The Sound of Words, to Auckland. This is poetry to entertain with alliteration, assonance, rhythm and rhyme, to make you smile, cry, laugh, ponder, get angry or wonder how he got like that. Shane’s poems are works for your ear, to be performed live and listened to.

Your host Laura Giddey.

Plenty of free parking, refreshments available.
Koha appreciated.

www.printablereality.com
http://www.mairangiarts.co.nz/

Become Famous for Free -workshop

Date: June 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

PAGE2STAGE workshop
Louise Pagonis ‘Become Famous for Free’

learn what kind of stories the media are looking for

Thursday 5 Jun 7-9pm
In this informative two hour workshop Louise Pagonis will guide you through her 5 step process on How to be Famous for Free. You will learn what kind of stories the media are looking for, how to approach journalists, and how to find an angle that will mean the media may want more than one story from you -all without spending a cent.
During the session we will ‘workshop’ real life publicity suggestions from the group and show exactly how to transform these into stories the media will want. Louise will share numerous success stories of clients getting coverage they had only dreamed of and you will learn her secret tips for staying in the media spotlight long term.

Louise Pagonis is an experienced radio and TV broadcaster with her own communications company. She has a regular slot on Duncan Garners Drive show, she coaches business and organisations all over NZ on how to build their own profile in the media without using PR consultants, and she trains TV presenters in the art of on screen communication at the South Seas School of Film and TV

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC.
Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public.
Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets @ TAPAC website or by emailing page2stage2014@printablereality.com

Challenging Theatre: ‘Whore’ Speaks Out

Date: June 1, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Charlatan clinic and Printable Reality are proudly working In collaboration to present our new work ‘Whore’.

Contemporary, topical, true-life based monologues told by six Characters: ‘Married Woman’, ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Transgender’. This work is a Collection of stories about street sex workers in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed and written by Melissa Fergusson (‘Motherlock’, ‘The Artefact Project’, ‘pURe’, ‘Salt), the show features acting talent Rebecca Parr (‘Shortland Street’, ’pURe’), Lee Ah Yen Faatoia (‘The 3UP’, ‘Hongi’ for Sexy Bird) and Geraldine Creff (Tartuffe, Spartacus) in the principal character roles.

‘Whore’ is performing at ‘Lifewise’ Merge Café on May 29 – June 1 at 8pm, who are kindly Supporting and sponsoring this event. ‘Lifewise’ is an Auckland-based community organisation Initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues and providing services to families in need, the Homeless as well as older and disabled people.

Challenging Theatre: ‘Whore’ Speaks Out

Date: May 31, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Charlatan clinic and Printable Reality are proudly working In collaboration to present our new work ‘Whore’.

Contemporary, topical, true-life based monologues told by six Characters: ‘Married Woman’, ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Transgender’. This work is a Collection of stories about street sex workers in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed and written by Melissa Fergusson (‘Motherlock’, ‘The Artefact Project’, ‘pURe’, ‘Salt), the show features acting talent Rebecca Parr (‘Shortland Street’, ’pURe’), Lee Ah Yen Faatoia (‘The 3UP’, ‘Hongi’ for Sexy Bird) and Geraldine Creff (Tartuffe, Spartacus) in the principal character roles.

‘Whore’ is performing at ‘Lifewise’ Merge Café on May 29 – June 1 at 8pm, who are kindly Supporting and sponsoring this event. ‘Lifewise’ is an Auckland-based community organisation Initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues and providing services to families in need, the Homeless as well as older and disabled people.

Challenging Theatre: ‘Whore’ Speaks Out

Date: May 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Charlatan clinic and Printable Reality are proudly working In collaboration to present our new work ‘Whore’.

Contemporary, topical, true-life based monologues told by six Characters: ‘Married Woman’, ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Transgender’. This work is a Collection of stories about street sex workers in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed and written by Melissa Fergusson (‘Motherlock’, ‘The Artefact Project’, ‘pURe’, ‘Salt), the show features acting talent Rebecca Parr (‘Shortland Street’, ’pURe’), Lee Ah Yen Faatoia (‘The 3UP’, ‘Hongi’ for Sexy Bird) and Geraldine Creff (Tartuffe, Spartacus) in the principal character roles.

‘Whore’ is performing at ‘Lifewise’ Merge Café on May 29 – June 1 at 8pm, who are kindly Supporting and sponsoring this event. ‘Lifewise’ is an Auckland-based community organisation Initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues and providing services to families in need, the Homeless as well as older and disabled people.

How to Construct a Verse Drama – workshop

Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

PAGE2STAGE workshop
Dr Jack Ross ‘How to Construct a Verse Drama’

How to Construct a Verse Drama

There are two basic models for verse drama in English: the Shakespearean play (familiar to most of you from your school days) and the Greek. It’s the second one I want to talk to you about.

Why? Mainly because Greek drama offers you a powerful, tried-and-true way of incorporating mythology, lyric poetry, and psychological conflict into one piece of writing. As well as the hundreds of translations of Greek plays into English and other languages, there are many contemporary versions of them which update the issues they examine for today’s audiences.

Jean Anouilh, a French playwright, was allowed to put on his play Antigone in a theatre in Paris in 1942 even though the city was then under Nazi occupation. The Nazis thought he was simply reviving a 2,000-year-old play for culture lovers (like themselves). The French people who attended the performance understood that the play was aimed at them, was in fact about the ethics of collaboration with or resistance to the tyranny they were then living under.

Subsequent performances of Anouilh’s play have been aimed at the Vietnam war, racial oppression in South Africa, and a range of other current events.

How is this possible? How can a play written by Sophocles around 441 BC have anything to say to people in the modern world? The play hinges around Antigone’s decision to bury her brother’s body, even though that brother has been declared a rebel to the state, and a regulation has been passed (by her uncle, Creon, the King of Thebes) condemning to death anyone who gives funeral rites to rebels.

Should she obey the law, or should she bury Polynices (her brother)? Rebel, or give in? Collaborate, or resist?

Antigone is just one of the classic Greek dramas which have been adapted for the modern stage. Writers such as James K, Baxter, Tony Harrison, even Woody Allen, have taken inspiration from it for their own plays, films and television dramas. You can too.

Dr Jack Ross works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University’s AucklandCampus. His publications include four full-length poetry collections, three novels, and three volumes of short fiction. He has also edited a number of books and literary magazines, including (with Jan Kemp) the trilogy of audio / text anthologies Classic, Contemporary and New NZ Poets in Performance.

Thursday 29 May 7-9pm

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC.
Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public.
Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets @ TAPAC website or by emailing page2stage2014@printablereality.com

Challenging Theatre: ‘Whore’ Speaks Out

Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Charlatan clinic and Printable Reality are proudly working In collaboration to present our new work ‘Whore’.

Contemporary, topical, true-life based monologues told by six Characters: ‘Married Woman’, ‘Underage Sex Worker’, ‘Illegal Migrant’, ‘Rent Boy’, ‘Refugee’ and ‘Transgender’. This work is a Collection of stories about street sex workers in Auckland, New Zealand.

Directed and written by Melissa Fergusson (‘Motherlock’, ‘The Artefact Project’, ‘pURe’, ‘Salt), the show features acting talent Rebecca Parr (‘Shortland Street’, ’pURe’), Lee Ah Yen Faatoia (‘The 3UP’, ‘Hongi’ for Sexy Bird) and Geraldine Creff (Tartuffe, Spartacus) in the principal character roles.

‘Whore’ is performing at ‘Lifewise’ Merge Café on May 29 – June 1 at 8pm, who are kindly Supporting and sponsoring this event. ‘Lifewise’ is an Auckland-based community organisation Initiating new ways to solve challenging social issues and providing services to families in need, the Homeless as well as older and disabled people.

Spread The Word @ MAC

Date: May 3, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am
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Printable Reality Inc and Mairangi Arts Centre are proudly presenting a new series of live spoken word/music/performance events with OPEN MIC and special guests.

Mark your calendar for 3rd of May, bring a poem or a song – sign up for an OPEN MIC, bring a friend and enjoy the performance by our special guests – Isotopes:

“Isotopes” welcome you on a zen-like journey into the meta-universe where air is filled with a virtuoso magic of Zane’s middle-eastern sounds – forming a soundscape that gives space for the velvety words of poetry by Gus, to linger … while Siri´s song and kinetic-sculpture brings you to the pure presence – letting the ambience change the movement, change the feeling of the words, the sounds … the world. Good time, best time in no-time.

Three sacred forms harmonised: sound, movement, spoken word – forming “Isotopes” ( Zane Lazos, traditional and invented acoustic instruments; Siri Embla, song, movement/kinetic-sculpture; Gus Simonovic, poetry/spoken word).

***

Siri Embla is an international freelance performance artist. Siri has a long history as a performer and a wide range of skills. (acting, physical theatre, dance, improvisation, singing/songwriter, video, poetry, clowning). Her main focus is to create connections between people and the environment. To create space for thought and feeling, to allow senses to expand into new dimensions through poetry of words and movement, telling stories for the heart and soul. She loves collaborating with other artists and aim to continuously create new work.

Zane Lazos is a musician and composer who uses a combination of the Turkish bowed tanbur (yaylı tanbur), saz (plucked stringed instrument), voice, and digital sampler and sequencer to realise a sonic space aimed at ecstatic dance and deep listening. This has been previously presented through the performance art project called Azphodel as well as other collaborative and solo efforts. Growing this practise from a foundation of traditional Western music education, training in Turkish music in the United States (with Chris Henke and master musician Timucin Cevikoglu) and Turkey (with master musician Sadun Aksüt), and along with numerous other world music influences, Zane seeks to blend ancient with contemporary and chart new musical waters wherever they may lead.

www.azphodel.com

Gus Simonovic
Auckland-based poet and spoken word artist, educator, and a producer of contemporary cross-disciplinary performances with a strong spoken word component. Organiser and promoter of poetry events. With a vision to bring poetry to the widest possible audiences, initiated the “Printable Reality” concept – based on collaboration with other spoken word artists, musicians, dancers and visual artists – under the motto: “Experience Poetry Differently”.

gus simonovic

PAGE2STAGE LIVE#1

Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

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The game is ON! First Live Event for the year is featuring Mentor and Mentee team:Natalie Hugill and Maria Yeonhee Ji

Special guests: Super Music Team (Antony Milas and Ultraman Chen )

Come early or email Laura@printablereality.com to sign up for an OPEN MIC. All Welcome, koha entry.

***

Natalie Hugill has trained as an actress for theatre, film and television. She has performed in over 13 theatre productions and also has experience in on-screen acting. For the past three years however, Natalie has extended her repertoire to performing in over 25 live performance shows, ranging from MCing for Dr Sketchy Auckland, to devising experimental performance art for Stranger Things 4. Natalie’s experience in MCing first started with her show “Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret” where she was able to let herself loose upon the unsuspecting audience. She is a master of improv and relates well to any audience.

Maria Ji has always been passionate about reading and writing but 2013 was the first year she wrote and performed performance poetry. She came 3rd in the University of Auckland Annual Poetry Slam, was the NZ Poetry Slam Auckland Regionals champion (performing in the regional heats and regional slams), and was one of 3 poets representing Auckland at the national poetry slam in Wellington. Maria is a new voice in the poetry scene but one that we should all be very excited about.

This will be a perfect opportunity to see them in performance and learn about the progress of their Page2Stage project.

tapac.org.nz

Isotopes

Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

isotopes

isotopes


Isotopes – magic unfolds.

Three sacred forms harmonised: sound, movement, spoken word – forming “Isotopes” ( Zane Lazos, traditional and invented acoustic instruments; Siri Embla, movement/kinetic-sculpture; Gus Simonovic, poetry). “Isotopes” welcome you on a zen-like journey into the meta-universe where air is filled with a virtuoso magic of Zane’s middle-eastern sounds – forming a soundscape that gives space for the velvety words of poetry by Gus, to linger … while Siri´s kinetic-sculpture brings you to the pure presence – letting the ambience change the movement, change the feeling of the words, the sounds … the world. Good time, best time in no-time.

isotopes @ soundcloud

http://printablereality.com/isotopes

inside.out — april

Date: April 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am
inside out9april

inside out9april

inside.out open mic spoken word event
Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, performance poetry, non-fiction – all writing is welcome at inside.out open mic. Share your work, meet other writers, network, enjoy the spoken word entertainment and musician guests. Every month at One2One Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Rd.Events coming up: Wed 12 Feb, Wed 12 March, Wed 9 April. Starts 7.00 pm. Let’s hear what you’ve been working on…for more info contact MC Anita on anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz or 021 100 40 77.

INSIDE.OUT OPEN MIC SPOKEN WORD

Date: April 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

all writers welcome – bring your fiction, flash, memoir,
poetry, reportage, performance poetry or non-fiction
musician: IAN SINCLAIR – flamenco guitar
5 word competition:
wheel – idea – pirate – devious – violin
combine in a very short piece of writing
One2One Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Rd
7 00pm
fmi: anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz or ph 021 100 40 77

Wairarapa Word — April

Date: April 6, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm  to  5:00 pm
wairarapaword

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Wairarapa Word presents

A spoken word event for poetry, comedy, stories and more.

Each month a featured writer and open mike.

First Sunday of the month.

Free Entry.

April 4th

3-5pm  at  Almo’s Books, 42 High St, Carterton,

 

 

CHEWING YOUR EARS

Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 8:30 am  to  12:00 am

performance poetry
featuring DIETRICH SOAKAI, MARINA ALEFOSIO
REWA WORLEY, JAHRA RAGER and more
part of the Basement’s week of spoken word
The Basement
8 30pm tickets $ 15 – $ 20

REAL FAKE WHITE DIRT

Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

spoken word meets theatre
solo show by Jess Holly Bates
set to tour London & Edinburgh Fringe 2014
$ 10 – $ 15 7 00pm
book www.iticket.co.nz or 0508iTICKET
Basement Theatre, Greys Ave, CBD

REAL FAKE WHITE DIRT

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

spoken word meets theatre
solo show by Jess Holly Bates
set to tour London & Edinburgh Fringe 2014
$ 10 – $ 15 7 00pm
book www.iticket.co.nz or 0508iTICKET
Basement Theatre, Greys Ave, CBD

AUCKLAND AUTHORS SOCIETY

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 6:15 pm  to  12:00 am

meet other writers over refreshments and light supper
guest speakers each month
newcomers welcome
AUT Bldg, level 12
6.15 pm koha for refreshments

REAL FAKE WHITE DIRT

Date: April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

spoken word meets theatre
solo show by Jess Holly Bates
set to tour London & Edinburgh Fringe 2014
$ 10 – $ 15 7 00pm
book www.iticket.co.nz or 0508iTICKET
Basement Theatre, Greys Ave, CBD

SAVAGE PLANTATION

Date: April 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

spoken word poetry
featuring ROSANNA RAYMOND,
ANTONIO TE MAIHOA, DAREN KAMALI & GRACE TAYLOR
the Basement 8 00 – 9 00pm
book thru the basement or www.iticket.co.nz

Poetry Live

Date: April 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

poet: HELEN RICKERBY
music: CALLUM GENTLEMAN
plus open mic poetry
Anne Kennedy will launch Helen’s fourth book of poetry Cinema
MC Kiri Piahana-Wong
Thirsty Dog
8 00pm, koha

THEORADICAL HOBOHEMIANS

Date: April 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

innovative collaborations of poetry & music
MICHELLE BOLTON, SIMONE KAHO, CHRISTIAN JENSEN
JEREMY BEALE, SHANE HOLLANDS and more
The Basement
8 00pm $ 20 ($10 gold card)

INCOMPLETE WORKS

Date: April 1, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

Graphic novelist DYLAN HORROCKS
discusses his new book Incomplete Works
with SARAH LAING
Central City Library
refreshments served
6 00 – 7 00pm

SPIT IT OUT SPOKEN WORD BOTANY LIBRARY

Date: March 29, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm  to  12:00 am

SPIT IT OUT SPOKEN WORD GIG 4 BOTANY LIBRARY
MICHAEL BOTUR, PETER DURNEY, LINLEY JONES,
MICHAEL MORRISSEY, JANET PATES, KIRSTEN WARNER
enjoy the performances – meet the writers
Level 1, Sunset Terrace, Botany Town Centre
refreshments 1.00pm, event 1.30pm
gold coin koha for refreshments
booking recommended: ph 272 0010 or email
botany.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

The Art of Performance Poetry- workshop

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

PAGE2STAGE workshop
Michael Botur : ‘The Art of Performance Poetry’

How to memorise and articulate, how to perform your poetry loudly and proudly.

Thursday 27 March 7-9pm

Teaching learners to :
Remember the essence of a poem
Teaching to articulate (perform loudly and proudly)

Michael Botur
is well known to the Auckland poetry performance scene.He is a poet, writer, performer and a journalist. Former MC at Poetry Live. His poetry and short fiction has been published widely and he has performed in stage shows produced by Printable Reality and The Literatti.

As a part of Page2Stage Programme 2014 Printable Reality offers six extraordinary 2 hour workshops @ TAPAC.
Workshops are free for P2S participants and open to general public.
Workshops are suitable for people interested in writing, performance, poetry, theatre

Sign up for all six workshops package and get invited to 4 additional workshops held by our mentors ! – student unwaged $90 (save $30 ), waged $120 (save $60 ).

Individual workshops – student, unwaged $20, waged $30.

book tickets @ TAPAC website or by emailing page2stage2014@printablereality.com

BOOK LAUNCH:BEYOND THE OHLALA MOUNTAINS

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

BOOK LAUNCH:BEYOND THE OHLALA MOUNTAINS
ALAN BRUNTON POEMS 1968 – 2002
ed. Michelle Leggott & Martin Edmond
ANNE KENNEDY, ARTHUR BAYSTING,
BARRY SAUNDERS, BOB ORR, MURRAY EDMOND,
BRIAN POTIKI and many more
readings and performances in the spirit of Red Mole & Roadworks
Wharekai, UoA Waipapa Marae
for info: publicist Simone Kerr: simonekerr@gmail.com
6.30 pm refreshments; event 7.00pm – 9.00pm

MEGA-READING AT OGH LOUNGE

Date: March 26, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm  to  12:00 am

MEGA-READING AT OGH LOUNGE
nine performers including JOHN ADAMS, JOHN NEWTON,
ILA SELWYN, KELLY MALONE, MARTIN EDMOND
Lounge 26, Old Govt House Louhge, UoA
food and drinks for sale in the buttery
5.30pm – 7.00pm
info: Michelle Leggott: m.leggott@auckland.ac.nz
or ph 373 75 99 ext 87342

PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE

Date: March 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 pm  to  12:00 am

PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE by W Shakespeare
dir. Geoff Allen
UoA Summer Shakespeare 2014
Old Arts Plaza, Univ of Auckland
Feb 28 until March 22, show starts 10.00pm
tickets $30, $25, $19
www.maidment.auckland.ac.nz or 09 308 23 83

SPIT IT OUT SPOKEN WORD REMUERA LIBRARY

Date: March 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am

SPIT IT OUT SPOKEN WORD GIG 3 REMUERA LIBRARY
BERNARD BROWN reading MILES HUGHES,
PETER BLAND, RIEMKE ENSING, ALISTAIR PATERSON
MICHELLE BOLTON, TIMOTHY HEATH
enjoy the performances – meet the writers
Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd
refreshments 6.00pm, event 6.30pm
entry $5 for refreshments please
booking essential ph: 520 25 32

THREE POETS POETRY READING

Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm  to  12:00 am

EMMA NEALE, PAULA GREEN, SIOBHAN HARVEY
hear readings, purchase works and view exhibitions
cafe open
Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
6.30pm $10 / $ 5 students ( cash )
reserve a seat via email: enquiries@wallaceartstrust.org.nz
or ph 09 639 20 10

THU 13 MAR THE KEROUAC EFFECT 2014

Date: March 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

THU 13 MARCH

THE KEROUAC EFFECT 2014
a celebration of music and beat poetry
poets and musicians collaborate to create new works
inspired by the works of Kerouac
The Winchester, Newton
7 00pm – 11 45 pm
$10/ $5

THU 13 MAR SPIT IT

Date: March 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am

THU 13 MARCH

SPIT IT OUT SPOKEN WORD GIG 2
enjoy the readings/meet the writers
Bernard Brown, Siobhan Harvey, James George,
Simone Kaho, Leanne Radojkovich, Luti Richards
featuring sign language translation
Central Library Whare Wananga
readings start  6 00pm
ph 09 301 01 01 or visit aucklandlibraries.govt.nz
inquiries: anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz

spit.it out 13 March City Library

Date: March 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm
spit.it out 13 March City Library

spit.it out 13 March City Library

spit.it out 13 March City Library

spit.it.out connects you with Auckland’s best storytellers.
Come along to hear poets and writers reading or performing their
work, from flash fiction to poetry, short stories and rap.
Featuring sign-language translation.
* Bernard Brown * James George * Siobhan Harvey
* Simone Kaho * Leanne Radojkovich * Luti Richards
spit.it.out premiered at the 2013 Auckland Fringe Festival.

inside.out — march

Date: March 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am
inside out12feb

inside out12feb

inside.out open mic spoken word event
Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, performance poetry, non-fiction – all writing is welcome at inside.out open mic. Share your work, meet other writers, network, enjoy the spoken word entertainment and musician guests. Every month at One2One Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Rd.Events coming up: Wed 12 Feb, Wed 12 March, Wed 9 April. Starts 7.00 pm. Let’s hear what you’ve been working on…for more info contact MC Anita on anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz or 021 100 40 77.

WED 12 MAR INSIDE.OUT OPEN MIC

Date: March 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

WED 12 MARCH

INSIDE.OUT OPEN MIC
all writers welcome to share: novels, flash, poetry
non-fiction, memoir, performance poetry

One2One Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Rd
five word competition: incorporate these words in a piece of writing <50 words:
– likeable – rip-off – eyelid – alpaca – snap –
email to anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz
random prizes awarded on the night
7 00pm, koha

SAT 8 MAR TITIRANGI POETS – A REAWAKENING

Date: March 8, 2014
Time: 2:00 am  to  12:00 am

SAT 8 MARCH

TITIRANGI POETS – A REAWAKENING
guest poet: Peter Bland
open floor for poets to read
light refreshments provided
Titirangi Library, 2 00pm
09 301 01 01 or www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz

FRI 7 MAR AUCK AUTHORS’ SOCIETY

Date: March 7, 2014
Time: 6:15 pm  to  12:00 am

FRI 7 MAR

AUCK AUTHORS’ SOCIETY
meet other writers, be informed

guest:Susan Maxwell Skinner: photojournalist
AUT tower,cnr Rutland & Wakefield Sts, level 12
enjoy drinks & buffet dinner
starts 6 15pm, koha

Lyttelton Poets at Newtown Street Festival in Wellington

Date: March 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm  to  12:00 am

LYTTELTON POETS
Six New Zealand writers who among
other things happen to all live in Port Lyttelton and to perform live poetry in the local bars there have come together under the title Lyttelton Poets to appear at festivals around the country.

On Sunday March 2nd they are performing at the Newtown Street Festival in Wellington.

Group Members are Ben Brown, Sarah Amazinnia, Ciaran Fox, Rebecca Nash, Andy Coyle, and Helen Chrystall.

Andy Coyle says ”Poetry has been a part of the Port’s character since James Edward Fitzgerald composed ‘The Night Watch Song of the Charlotte Jane’ as he sailed across the world in 1840 to pioneer a newspaper in a wooden shack on Norwich Quay simply called ‘The Lyttelton Times’, the tradition is still going strong today.

“Personally I am inspired by guys like Gary McCormick and Sam Hunt, who pioneered taking poetry on the highways and back-roads.

“The collection of people in this group are excellent to perform with because every poet has a unique style, and when we come together, there is a spontaneous atmosphere of humour, spirit, passion, and a genuine love of words and stories. Throw in some appropriate music, eclectic venues, and an enthusiastic audience, and you’ve got a recipe for a one of a kind
night out.

“Small towns and poems are both densely concentrated packages of
personality, mystery, human experience and hard work.”

Wairarapa Word — March

Date: March 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm  to  5:00 pm
wairarapaword

wairarapaword

Wairarapa Word presents

A spoken word event for poetry, comedy, stories and more.

Each month a featured writer and open mike.

First Sunday of the month.

Free Entry.

March 2nd

3-5pm  at  Almo’s Books, 42 High St, Carterton,

 

 

Chewing Your Ears: A Fundraiser Show #2

Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Aotearoa Speaks presents this Hot New Poetry Collective on their way to Adelaide Fringe Festival and they need your help to get there!!

CHEWING YOUR EARS is a group mastication on the things that matter. Chewing Your Ears takes spoken word in its mouth like cud, and spits it out in your palm. Chewing Your Ears takes a bite at belonging, and does not apologize. Chewing Your Ears is simply salivating for your support.

On THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY, they present their first ever devised show in Auckland, at the Auckland Old Folks Association.

This is a STAR-STUDDED line-up – featuring such hot poetic talent as SAPC veterans Dietrich John Soakai and Marina Alefosio, Rising Voices SLAM champions Brian Gashema and Mohamed Hassan, NZ Poetry SLAM Akd finalist Romy Hooper, contemporary demi-god Jahra Rager, beacon of poetic hope Kirsti Whalen, Akd Uni SLAM champ Rewa Worley and performing minstrel Jess Holly Bates.

$10 on the door for the meek/student/unemployed, $20 for the generous-of-spirit/employed.

SEE YOU THERE WITH WALLETS A’BULGING AND HEARTS A’BUSTING.

The Poetic Arts Class

Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

The Poetic Arts  Classes

with Susannah McDonald

Poetic art and language are very closely linked. In this course we will be composing our own poetry on which we will base a piece of artwork in acrylic, guache or watercolour. All levels.
Late start! Thurs 27 Feb – 10 Apr
1-3pm

7 weeks $120/ Mem $100

http://www.mairangiarts.co.nz/Classes/For-Adults/Adult-Weekly/

Mairangi Arts Centre
20 Hastings Rd, Mairangi Bay 0630

Phone: 09 478 2237

The aim of the workshops is an expression of self-discovery. in which the participants to express themselves both in poetic language and artistic expression. Each session will begin with writing followed by painting or drawing. The art component is to express visually the essence of the poetry using symbols and archetypes chosen by the participant. The participant will be asked to develop the ideas expressed in class, during the week between classes, for sharing and discussing in the following class. The participants will be asked to notice recurring themes or a theme, to recognise recurring imagery and to be aware of what these mean to them in their everyday lives.

5 POETS

Date: February 23, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

5 P O E T S
read new work

m u r r a y E D M O N D
‘walls to kick…’ + new writing
a n i t a A R L O V
convener: inside.out readings @ 121
m a k y l a C U R T I S
editor: ‘Pot Roast’ + Poetry Live mc
c h r i s P A R R
new chapbook: ‘Kiwi Wandering’
m i c h a e l S T E V E N
two collections of poems in the works

5-7 flamingo • 7-9ish • koha
FLAMENCO GUITARS THE 5 POETS requested

Rising Voices Summer Series

Date: February 22, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am
Niu Navigations in association with THE EDGE present the

Rising Voices Summer Series

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February, 7.30pm
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
Adult $20.00, Concession $17.00, and Children $15.00
Two shows for $35.00 full or $30.00 concession*
BBQ from 6.00pm and live music from STKS from 6.30 – 7.15pm.

“I pump poetic blood through your arteries like my heart was a loudspeaker”
Husam Al-Deen (Slam Runner Up 2012)

Twelve of Aotearoa’s most exciting young poets perform a mix of their fresh and favourite works in the Rising Voices Summer Series.

These slam poets will break the rules and bring dance, music and movement to the stage to complement the passion and humour of their words. Each night features a different line-up of six outstanding poets from the Rising Voices community.

Come along from 6pm to enjoy the bar and a summer BBQ with live music from STKS.

Some content may offend.

Poets include:

Marina Alefosio (2011 & 2012, Mentor 2013)
They speak about our beauty like its currency to exploit our scars, so we always forget how beautiful we actually are.

Ashleigh Fata (2013)
“I will see life through kaleidoscopes, where every shape and colour is beautiful”

Mohamed Hassan (Slam Champ 2013)
“The gaps in-between the sentences we speak are dressed in our reflections, they will haunt us only if we let them. Tame them, and we will speak earthquakes”

Ileana Lamata (2013)
“There is no time frame, no guarantee of company- just me, and this wide, blank wall.”

Chris McMurray (2011)
“I thought they never listened; turned out they couldn’t hear me”

Te Kahu Rolleston (Slam Runner Up 2013)
“‘We let a B.A-HONS determine a man’s honor, yet we forget about the depth of the heart, and expect nothing less than a M.A scholar…”

Zech Soakai (2013)
“My art speaks… It has a voice… I’m just learning to find the right pair of ears to listen”

Kirsti Whalen (2013)
“Arty loser in high school. Baby now, you’re the cool kid.”

Rewa Worley (2012 & 2013)
“Just a pious watchman with questions and a nest of poems that swirl around his head when he thinks too much. He always thinks too much.”

Courtney Petelo (2013)
“Let the essence of your broken soul ring the silent alarms in his head.”

Watch Grace Taylor’s TEDX Auckland Talk :

Poems4Peace – workshop with gus Simonovic

Date: February 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

1st workshop coming up 22nd February 2014, 2pm at the

Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-Festival 2014 at Kawaipurapura, Albany, Auckland

This workshop, a part of “Poems4Peace 2014” project, aims to make people stop and think, build community awareness, take action … make their voices count on the journey towards advancing world peace and disarmament. Poetry, throughout history, has always been the voice of conscience, helping build that awareness.“Poems4Peace 2014” is a project advocating: poetry in education and performance, plus community engagement as effective ways to build a culture of peace.

While examining some of the finest poems about peace from different eras, participants are invited to respond in their own voice. Within a most supportive environment, series of simple exercises will provide a platform for participants to unleash their creative potential.

Let one of the best known NZ performance poets take you on this unique poetic journey – an adventure and discovery of verse from all around the world. Be inspired by transformational nature of poetry – reading it, speaking it, writing it. All workshop material provided, participants are invited to bring a couple of their favorite poems, to share.

Let’s make poetry a strong link, between awareness and action!

Rising Voices Summer Series

Date: February 21, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am
Niu Navigations in association with THE EDGE present the

Rising Voices Summer Series

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February, 7.30pm
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
Adult $20.00, Concession $17.00, and Children $15.00
Two shows for $35.00 full or $30.00 concession*
BBQ from 6.00pm and live music from STKS from 6.30 – 7.15pm.

“I pump poetic blood through your arteries like my heart was a loudspeaker”
Husam Al-Deen (Slam Runner Up 2012)

Twelve of Aotearoa’s most exciting young poets perform a mix of their fresh and favourite works in the Rising Voices Summer Series.

These slam poets will break the rules and bring dance, music and movement to the stage to complement the passion and humour of their words. Each night features a different line-up of six outstanding poets from the Rising Voices community.

Come along from 6pm to enjoy the bar and a summer BBQ with live music from STKS.

Some content may offend.

Poets include:

Marina Alefosio (2011 & 2012, Mentor 2013)
They speak about our beauty like its currency to exploit our scars, so we always forget how beautiful we actually are.

Ashleigh Fata (2013)
“I will see life through kaleidoscopes, where every shape and colour is beautiful”

Mohamed Hassan (Slam Champ 2013)
“The gaps in-between the sentences we speak are dressed in our reflections, they will haunt us only if we let them. Tame them, and we will speak earthquakes”

Ileana Lamata (2013)
“There is no time frame, no guarantee of company- just me, and this wide, blank wall.”

Chris McMurray (2011)
“I thought they never listened; turned out they couldn’t hear me”

Te Kahu Rolleston (Slam Runner Up 2013)
“‘We let a B.A-HONS determine a man’s honor, yet we forget about the depth of the heart, and expect nothing less than a M.A scholar…”

Zech Soakai (2013)
“My art speaks… It has a voice… I’m just learning to find the right pair of ears to listen”

Kirsti Whalen (2013)
“Arty loser in high school. Baby now, you’re the cool kid.”

Rewa Worley (2012 & 2013)
“Just a pious watchman with questions and a nest of poems that swirl around his head when he thinks too much. He always thinks too much.”

Courtney Petelo (2013)
“Let the essence of your broken soul ring the silent alarms in his head.”

Watch Grace Taylor’s TEDX Auckland Talk :

These Wandering Feet at Q Theatre

Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am
These Wandering Feet

These Wandering Feet

Come and join us at Q Theatre for Joel McKerrow’s last performance in Auckland as he completes his nation-wide poetry tour. Presented by Page 2 Stage, Joel, Kirsti and Iris will take you on a lyrical, poetic journey, exploring what it means to be a pilgrim of the heart. Accompanied by a number of Auckland’s finest and fiercest poets.

Joel McKerrow is an international touring performance poet,writer, educator, youth worker, thinker and activist. He is the founder of The Centre for Poetics and Justice, has competed in the Individual World Poetry Slam (2012), has published two books and three spoken word albums.

Joel has toured extensively throughout Australia, US, Canada, UK and Europe. With a passionate performance style he has been commended by Canadian performance poet Virtuoso, Shane Koyczan as, ‘an exceptional spoken word artist…fiercely political and humane’. And by the Australian National Poetry Slam Champion, Luka Lesson, as, ‘a true leader in Australia’s performance poetry scene…A man who can tear a roof down with his performances and bring tears with his subtle eloquence’.

Hailing from a rustic North Carlton shoebox, front woman and songwriter Richelle Boer (Iris) is no stranger to the music scene, having (in a previous life) warmed the stages for some of Australia’s most loved artists, including Ash Grunwald, James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Vanessa Amerossi, Adam Brandt and even Mr Shanon Noll himself. ‘Iris’ delivers a sound characterised by sweeping vocals, grand build sections and a gut wrenching lyrical and sonic explosion of emotion and color with every performance (think ‘Feist’ vs ‘Art of Sleeping’).

Kirsti Whalen “is as eloquent as she is authentic. It is this combination that makes her such a standout poet.” She is a multi-slam champion, has featured at numerous slams and poetry events and has won a multitude
of literary awards.

Kirsti has performed and facilitated poetry workshops throughout Australia, India, Nepal and New Zealand. Her background of community engagement has led her to be part of The Centre for Poetics and Justice, to collaborate twice with Amnesty International and to found The Unsaid
Things, a poetry and art therapy program for young adults with disabilities and a desire for self expression.

This will be an incredible night, fusing soul-rattling writing with mind-blowing music.

Entry by Koha.

These Wandering Feet at Michael King Writers’s Centre

Date: February 19, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

These Wandering Feet

These Wandering Feet


Come and join us at The Michael King Writers’s Centre for Joel McKerrow’s last performance in Auckland as he completes his nation-wide poetry tour. Presented by Page 2 Stage, Joel, Kirsti and Iris will take you on a lyrical, poetic journey, exploring what it means to be a pilgrim of the heart. Accompanied by a number of Auckland’s finest and fiercest poets.

Joel McKerrow is an international touring performance poet,writer, educator, youth worker, thinker and activist. He is the founder of The Centre for Poetics and Justice, has competed in the Individual World Poetry Slam (2012), has published two books and three spoken word albums.

Joel has toured extensively throughout Australia, US, Canada, UK and Europe. With a passionate performance style he has been commended by Canadian performance poet Virtuoso, Shane Koyczan as, ‘an exceptional spoken word artist…fiercely political and humane’. And by the Australian National Poetry Slam Champion, Luka Lesson, as, ‘a true leader in Australia’s performance poetry scene…A man who can tear a roof down with his performances and bring tears with his subtle eloquence’.

Hailing from a rustic North Carlton shoebox, front woman and songwriter Richelle Boer (Iris) is no stranger to the music scene, having (in a previous life) warmed the stages for some of Australia’s most loved artists, including Ash Grunwald, James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Vanessa Amerossi, Adam Brandt and even Mr Shanon Noll himself. ‘Iris’ delivers a sound characterised by sweeping vocals, grand build sections and a gut wrenching lyrical and sonic explosion of emotion and color with every performance (think ‘Feist’ vs ‘Art of Sleeping’).

Kirsti Whalen “is as eloquent as she is authentic. It is this combination that makes her such a standout poet.” She is a multi-slam champion, has featured at numerous slams and poetry events and has won a multitude
of literary awards.

Kirsti has performed and facilitated poetry workshops throughout Australia, India, Nepal and New Zealand. Her background of community engagement has led her to be part of The Centre for Poetics and Justice, to collaborate twice with Amnesty International and to found The Unsaid
Things, a poetry and art therapy program for young adults with disabilities and a desire for self expression.

This will be an incredible night, fusing soul-rattling writing with mind-blowing music.

Entry by Koha.

inside.out — february

Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am
inside out12feb

inside out12feb

inside.out open mic spoken word event
Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, performance poetry, non-fiction – all writing is welcome at inside.out open mic. Share your work, meet other writers, network, enjoy the spoken word entertainment and musician guests. Every month at One2One Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Rd.Events coming up: Wed 12 Feb, Wed 12 March, Wed 9 April. Starts 7.00 pm. Let’s hear what you’ve been working on…for more info contact MC Anita on anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz or 021 100 40 77.

POETRY & MUSIC

Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm  to  6:30 pm

POETRY & MUSIC
in honour of
LAURIS EDMOND [1924 – 2000]

Wednesday 12 February

5.30 – 6.30 pm.

Music Theatre, School of Music
The University of Auckland
6 Symonds Street
Uwe Grodd / flute
Frances Edmond [daughter of Lauris Edmond]
Riemke Ensing [present recipient Lauris Edmond Memorial Award]
Andreas Simon / piano
Wine and nibbles after the performance. Koha appreciated.

Lyttelton Poets at Lyttelton Summer Festival

Date: February 8, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Performing in Lyttelton on Saturday night at Tommy Chang’s, at 8pm,

$10 cover charge.

LYTTELTON POETS

Six New Zealand writers who among other things happen to all live in Port Lyttelton and to perform live poetry in the local bars there have come together under the title Lyttelton Poets to appear at festivals around the country.

On Saturday February 8th at 8pm they are performing a home-town show as part of the Lyttelton Summer Festival at Tommy Chang’s on London Street, accompanied by sonic guitarist Paul Timmings.

Group Members are Ben Brown, Sarah Amazinnia, Ciaran Fox, Rebecca Nash, Andy Coyle, and Helen Chrystall.

Andy Coyle says ”Poetry has been a part of the Port’s character since James Edward Fitzgerald composed ‘The Night Watch Song of the Charlotte Jane’ as he sailed across the world in 1840 to pioneer a newspaper in a wooden shack on Norwich Quay simply called ‘The Lyttelton Times’, the tradition is still going strong today.

“Personally I am inspired by guys like Gary McCormick and Sam Hunt, who pioneered taking poetry on the highways and back-roads.

“The collection of people in this group are excellent to perform with because every poet has a unique style, and when we come together, there is a spontaneous atmosphere of humour, spirit, passion, and a genuine love of words and stories. Throw in some appropriate music, eclectic venues, and an enthusiastic audience, and you’ve got a recipe for a one of a kind
night out.

“Small towns and poems are both densely concentrated packages of
personality, mystery, human experience and hard work.”

Poetry Live 4 february

Date: February 4, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Poetry Live
Your weekly dose of live music and poetry
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Dietrich Soakai

We are both delighted and saddened to welcome the first Guest Poet of the year. You all know Dietrich as one of our fabulous MC’s, so we are saddened to announce that he has resigned as an MC. This year he will be refocusing on other aspects of his poetic practice.

On 4th of Feb we will be celebrating the great support and energy he has given to the many voices of Poetrylive, farewelling him from his role as MC and celebrating his own tremendous poetic voice.

Poetry from the SOUL

Date: February 2, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Janet Charman, guest poet with Cousin Alice guest musician + Open Mic
at Soul
Sun 2nd Feb from 7pm
18 Huia Rd in Titirangi

Entry $5

Wairarapa Word February-How to be a Cartoonist

Date: February 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm  to  12:00 am
how to be a cartoonist

how to be a cartoonist

Wairarapa Word presents
How to be a Cartoonist
with Di Batchelor

Sunday 2 February 3pm

plus an open mike

Free entry

Sunday, 3pm, 2 February 2014 at Almo’s Books, High St, Carterton, free entry

Rachel Cartoonz has been printed in the Midweek for over a year.

Di Batchelor will describe the journey it took to create the character

and become a cartoonist. A Carterton resident, Di has also written and

illustrated Rhinehold the Mouse (Fraser Books, 2010), a Finalist for

the LIANZA Children’s Book Award. All welcome. Plus an open mike. 

Hosted by Almo’s Books
42 High St, Carterton
Supported by Creative Communities Scheme, Carterton District

Poetry Event in Bryndwr

Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

A spontaneous poetry event is coming to one of Bryndwr’s finest vacant lots.

Joel McKerrow” target=”_blank”>Joel McKerrow is touring NZ to share his amazing poetry, along with singer/songwriter Iris, who will also be performing.
We will start with open mic for locals, then let our guests do their thing.

When: 7:30pm, Friday 31 Jan
Where: 16.5 Truman Rd (it’s just a vacant back section, there will be a sign)

Wet weather venue is the lounge of the lovely Clyde Pride: 334 Clyde Rd.

Bring blankets, snacks, poetry, friends, and a koha to support our guests’ tour if you can.

Joel will also be running a poetry workshop from 5:30 the same evening, at my house (18 Truman Rd). Cost for this is $15.

Blurb on the workshop from Joel:
‘Come join Community Arts worker and Australian Touring Poet Joel McKerrow in his ‘Poetics of Identity’ workshop. The workshop takes people on a poetic process that intersects writing tools with self-reflection. For both beginners and experts in poetry this workshop will both give you new ways to write and new ways to think about your story.’
Please let me know if you want to come to the workshop so we know how many to expect.

All welcome!

Joel McKerrow poetry workshop

Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm  to  12:00 am

Joel McKerrow is touring NZ to share his amazing poetry.

‘Come join Community Arts worker and Australian Touring Poet Joel McKerrow in his ‘Poetics of Identity’ workshop. The workshop takes people on a poetic process that intersects writing tools with self-reflection. For both beginners and experts in poetry this workshop will both give you new ways to write and new ways to think about your story.’

When: 5:30pm, Friday 31 Jan
Where: 16.5 Truman Rd
Cost for this is $15.

Followed by Poetry Event in Bryndwr with Joel McKerrow sharing his amazing poetry, along with singer/songwriter Iris, who will also be performing.

We will start at 7:30pm with open mic for locals, then let our guests do their thing.
All welcome!

Poetry and Picnic in the Garden – Auckland Anniversary Day

Date: January 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 am  to  4:00 pm

Poetry and Picnic in the Garden - Auckland Anniversary Day

Poetry and Picnic in the Garden – Auckland Anniversary Day


Enjoy the spectacle of sails from the Signalman’s House on Auckland Anniversary Day. The house and garden will be open for members of the public to picnic, watch the Auckland Regatta from a great vantage point, enjoy the views and listen to local poets reading their work. Look through the collection of literary memorabilia in the historic Signalman’s House, the home of New Zealand’s first writers’ centre. The open day is hosted by the Devonport Friends of the Michael King Writers’ Centre. BYO picnic. Free tea/coffee. 
poets perfroming: Anne Kennedy, Robert Sullivan, Alice Miller, gus Simonovic, Ron Riddell, Ila Selwyn, Anita Arlov, Rewa Worley, Erena Johnson … … ….

The centre is half way up the road to the summit of Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport.
Park on top of Takarunga Mt Victoria or on nearby Kerr Street. There is limited parking on the summit road. Or catch the ferry from the city.

Poetry Live

Date: December 17, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am
Poetry Live, tusedays 8pm at Thirsty Dog

Poetry Live, tusedays 8pm at Thirsty Dog

Poetry Live

Poetry Live – New Zealand’s longest running, weekly, live poetry venue, with guest poets, guest musicians and an open mic section where anyone can read. Every Tuesday from 8 pm.

inside.out 11 Dec

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am
inside.out.11dec

inside.out

  inside.out

poetry – stories – flash fiction – live music – new writing with MC Anita Arlov

Inside Out is the open mic spoken word event held at One2One Cafe. It’s the place where writers share their work. All writing is welcome – short story, flash fiction, sections of novel, non-fiction, anecdotes, poetry, rap etc – five minutes per person, so everyone gets a go. Get feedback on your writing, or practise sharing your stories at the mic.

VENUE:One2One Cafe

DATE:11 Dec at 7pm, – koha entry

Guests musicians: Lance Su’a & Maggie Gould

https://www.facebook.com/pages/insideout-open-mic/204711472989060

Given an Ordinary Stone

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am
Given An Ordinary Stone

The NZ Poetry Society 2013 Anthology

NZ Poetry Society 2013 Anthology “Given an Ordinary Stone”

The NZ Poetry Society 2013 Anthology Book Launch “Given an Ordinary Stone” edited by Owen Bullock

The NZ Poetry Society 2013 Anthology, edited by Owen Bullock – with readings from Auckland contributors and some very special guests from Wellington

VENUE: one2one cafe

DATE: 2013-12-11 at 6pm

 

more info:http://www.poetrysociety.org.nz/index.html

Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/events/221442341363060/

WaxedPoeticRevival

Date: December 9, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

WaxedPoeticRevival

WaxedPoeticRevival

Waxed Poetic Revival
Join us for a night of poetry in the heart of the city.

A Kenyan, a Syrian, a Maori and an Egyptian. Four tongues, four histories, one microphone. Waxed Poetic Revival is a collective of four young poets from Auckland.

Amarone Restaurante

9th December 7:30pm

Tickets: Waged – $20 Unwaged – $10

Light Refreshments provided

POETRY from the SOUL

Date: November 3, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am
 POETRY from the SOUL 3 nov


POETRY from the SOUL 3 nov

POETRY from the SOUL

Don’t miss a perfect doze of SOUL-ful poetry and music!!

Guest poet: Graeme Heap

Guest musician:Singer/songwriter Judith McNeil

+ Open Mic – all welcome!

$5 tickets – book on 817 3057 (Snacks and drinks available. )

 

inVOICE and Music

Date: October 27, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am
inVOICE and music :PAGE 2 STAGE Final Showcase

inVOICE and music :PAGE 2 STAGE Final Showcase

inVOICE and Music :PAGE 2 STAGE Final Showcase

inVOICE and Music is a magical night of spoken word and music.

PAGE 2 STAGE – Artist Development Program 2013 A year-long artist development program that will provide a platform to educate and encourage young writers/spoken word artists to write and perform a longer solo performance piece.

As the inaugural year of the Page2Stage program draws to a close, the poets are gearing up their wordy grounds to sprinkle on down the path to the PumpHouse theatre one last time on October 27.

Each participant will be performing an original work, their potential ticket to London in 2014. Thanks to the judges panel- Melissa Fergusson, YeeYang ‘Square’ Lee, and Serie Barford, and you! Our most fabulous audience yet! YOU will help pick a finalist to take their show to the London crowd, thanks to the highly acclaimed spoken word organisation Apples & Snakes and a super generous grant from The New Zealand Society UK.

Featuring: Angela King – “False Prophets” | Nalini Singh – “FUCKING WITH SUNSHINE” | Kashka Tunstall – “heart dont fail” | Jess Holly Bates – “MULTITUSK”.

And a special guest musical set by electro-rapper GEEGEE (download his new EP here https://soundcloud.com/geegeebeware/sets/piety-ep)

Suggested koha of $10 on the door will go towards the audience prize.

With a big party massive thanks to Creative Communities Scheme, The New Zealand Society UK,The PumpHouse, Printable Reality, Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ, Apples & Snakes (London), and Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre.

www.printablereality.com

inside.out 9 oct

Date: October 9, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am
inside.out 9oct

inside.out 9oct

inside.out
open mic / spoken word @ one2one

poetry – stories – flash fiction – live music – new writing with MC Anita Arlov

Inside Out is the open mic spoken word event held at One2One Cafe. It’s the place where writers share their work. All writing is welcome – short story, flash fiction, sections of novel, non-fiction, anecdotes, poetry, rap etc – five minutes per person, so everyone gets a go. Get feedback on your writing, or practise sharing your stories at the mic.

Guests: Billie Brenda Christian and Brent Rice from the band Billie will be singing and playing songs best-loved songs.www.billie.mobi

– koha entry

inVOICE and Music

Date: September 12, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am
In VOICE and Music -Page 2 Stage 3

In VOICE and Music -Page 2 Stage 3

inVOICE and Music is a magical night of spoken word and music.

As per usual we will have an exciting line up of special guests: writers, artists, poets, musicians.

The evening of September 12 will see the final single team show for Page 2 Stage 2013 collabs: MULTI-TUSK!

June’s show had us out of our seats dancing to the Tron’s most fabulous poet, Kashka Tunstall, SAPC brought the house down with their group show, and Esoligh debuted his masterful beats.

Hold hands tight to your helmets for Auckland’s hard-tongued sweetheart JESS HOLLY BATES, Short and Sweet Theatre’s acclaimed Best Actress, performing with her London-based mentor ROSANNA RAYMOND, a sister of performance artists and poets all around the world. Together, they form MULTI-TUSK.

MULTI-TUSK is the modern warrior – her maro is a microphone, her coffee-cup is a taiaha, and her words breed spaces like bodies-in-being: genetic, genealogical, generative.

Prepare yourselves for a night of open-mic and collaboration poetry for only a koha donation at the door. Doors open 7.30pm, open-mic is first up at 8pm.

Doors will be at 7.30pm, entry by Koha donation.

Bring your words, your voices, and your whoops of encouragement for the team.

inside.out

Date: September 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

inside.out11sept

inside.out11sept


open mic / spoken word @ one2one

Inside Out is the open mic spoken word event held at One2One Cafe. It’s the place where writers share their work. All writing is welcome – short story, flash fiction, sections of novel, non-fiction, anecdotes, poetry, rap etc – five minutes per person, so everyone gets a go. Get feedback on your writing, or practise sharing your stories at the mic.

with MC Anita Arlov

Each month there’s a guest musician at 8 30pm, then it’s more open mic.

One2One cafe is licensed, with hot snacks available. The open mic starts soon after 7pm, so come early. Write your name on the open mic list as you arrive. Koha entry – all koha goes to our guest. Email Anita Arlov, MC of inside.out, on inside.out@hotmail.co.nz.

The open mic starts soon after 7pm, so come early. Write your name on the open mic list as you arrive.

Koha entry – all koha goes to our guest.

The guest musicians are Chillele. Angela Fox (lead vocals/ukulele) Mark Watson (guitar/vocals) and Pedro Olding (cello/vocals). Chillele find the best songs to play, and their crowds wanting more.
September competition for inside out: write a piece in any style using 50 words or less and incorporating these words: pukeko lethal shudder boot Ngaruawahia Bring it to inside out next wed 11 Sept or email to anitaarlov@hotmail.co.nz.
Shake out your pockets and drawers (ahem bureau drawers ) for stories, flash fiction,poems, diary entries etc and bring along to share, or come as audience. Great musicians being lined up. See you Wed 11, 7pm, at iconic One2One cafe 121 Ponsonby rd. ” Take chances. it may be bad but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.’ William Faulkner.
Prizes are wrapped for the 50-word competition and Peter’s got the firewood in. The cafe stays open so roll up any time. Inside.out starts at 7pm. This Wed 11 Sept at One2One cafe. First time readers and new writers including students are especially welcome at inside.out, and any form of writing is cool.Let’s hear what you’ve been working on…

Going West Poetry Slam

Date: September 7, 2013
Time: 6:30 am  to  12:00 am

going west poetry slam

going west poetry slam

Poetry Slam and heath #4
Calling all Performance Poets! The annual Going West Festival Poetry Slam is back for 2013.
Free those phrases from their pages and slam it! A knockabout, often outrageous evening of performance poetry with elimination rounds leading to a final slam dunk winner.
Great Prizes!
Poets need to register for the heat by 6.30pm.

Rhythm & Verse

Date: September 4, 2013
Time: 7:30 am  to  12:00 am

Rhythm & Verse  Septemeber 4

Rhythm & Verse Septemeber 4

Rhythm & Verse

Poetry and music nights hosted by local poet Ila Selvin

Septemeber 4th 7pm with open mic Music at 7:30pm

Poets:

Riemke Ensing’s writes poems that are like subtly textured paintings

Bob Orr, creator of carefully crafted quality poems

Raewyn Alexander, prize-winner, NZ-wide Printable Reality Matariki poetry comp.

Michael Rudd, improv sound poet, worker for the word, poetry for the masses

Miriam Barr, member of Literatti, a wonderful ground- breaking poet

Jess Bates, dynamic performance poet, professional actor from The Heretic

POETRY from the SOUL

Date: September 1, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

POETRY from the SOUL

POETRY from the SOUL

Hear me out now: east west, south and north! What a line up we have for you on the first day of spring. An unique opportunity to catch some local legends in action :
poetry by Michael Rudd

music by: Bernie Griffen, with Kirsten Warner and fiddle player Louise Evans from the Flaming Pearls.’

+ Open Mic – all welcome!

hosted by poetry virtuoso: Jerry Beale

$5 tickets – book on 817 3057 (Snacks and drinks available. )

Michael Rudd is Ngati Palangi New Zealander of Aotearoa, Described as an oralist and performance poet, he is also developing his enjoyment of sound poetry, voice and words as an instrument and all that. Also enjoys creating/performing improv poetry Michael has performed and promoted poetry on television, radio, on the street, in bars, trains, buses, prison and a lot of places in between.

Three of the wildly colourful folk-country blues band The Flaming Pearls will play unplugged. Bernie Griffen is well-known in the Auckland music world as the singer-songwriter and front man of Bernie Griffen and the Grifters and as on radio 95 bFM’s long-running specialist Americana music showBorder Radio. Writer Kirsten Warner, who recently performed at Soul as guest poet, sings and plays guitar. Violin-maker and Celtic musician Louise Evans plays fiddle.”

free parking

food and wine available

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Date: August 22, 2013
Time: 8:00 am  to  12:00 am

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Aotearoa Found in Translation
Multicultural society is our reality. New Zealand is a country of immigrants, a modern nation built on diversity. Historically, all New Zealanders have come from somewhere, some before some after. They have all bought parts of their tradition, language and culture – threads from which the tapestry of our modern day Kiwi-culture is woven.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, it predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures.

Over the past four months, favourite poems from all around the world were collected by various NZ communities, individuals and poets. In adopting and adapting them for this performance, parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts have been “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture.

The resulting collection of poems and excerpts is transformed into a 40-minute spoken word performance complemented by sound and images.

The project aims to use language and poetry to deepen the understanding of where we “come from,” individually and collectively, and what makes us who we are today. The story of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity is told using a blend of old modern voices, perceptions and expression.

Inspiring and transformational, this is a live poetry show like you have never seen it before.

Music: Dubtext

Visuals : Siri Embla

Printable Reality Actors Ensemble: Jennifer Austin, Steven Ciprian, Denise Snoad, Lee ah yen Faatoia, Jordin Lincoln, Daniel Pujol and Rebecca Parr.

Plus special appearance by Rosanna Raymond, and surprise live appearances by Auckland poets.

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Date: August 21, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Aotearoa Found in Translation
Multicultural society is our reality. New Zealand is a country of immigrants, a modern nation built on diversity. Historically, all New Zealanders have come from somewhere, some before some after. They have all bought parts of their tradition, language and culture – threads from which the tapestry of our modern day Kiwi-culture is woven.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, it predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures.

Over the past four months, favourite poems from all around the world were collected by various NZ communities, individuals and poets. In adopting and adapting them for this performance, parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts have been “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture.

The resulting collection of poems and excerpts is transformed into a 40-minute spoken word performance complemented by sound and images.

The project aims to use language and poetry to deepen the understanding of where we “come from,” individually and collectively, and what makes us who we are today. The story of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity is told using a blend of old modern voices, perceptions and expression.

Inspiring and transformational, this is a live poetry show like you have never seen it before.

Music: Dubtext

Visuals : Siri Embla

Printable Reality Actors Ensemble: Jennifer Austin, Steven Ciprian, Denise Snoad, Lee ah yen Faatoia, Jordin Lincoln, Daniel Pujol and Rebecca Parr.

Plus special appearance by Rosanna Raymond, and surprise live appearances by Auckland poets.

Society Salon Series 2013

Date: August 21, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Society Salon Series 2013

Society Salon Series 2013

What is it like to be a fiction writer in New Zealand at present?
Society Salon Series 2013

The University of Auckland Society is delighted to present the 2013 Society Salon Series.

PROGRAMME: Wednesday 21 August – Fiction in Focus

What is it like to be a fiction writer in New Zealand at present?

Panelists: David Hastings (Journalist and historian), Gavin Ellis (ex-Political Studies, now media consultant), Jon Stephenson (investigative journalist), Chaired by Professor Annie Goldson (Department of Film, TV & Media Studies).

Entry to each event is free, but we ask for a small koha/donation to help cover costs.

Wine will be available for purchase and you may also pre-book mini platters of nibbles.

Places are limited to 50 people at each event. so please make sure you register your place for the session you wish to attend.

Register for a session at The Society Salon Series.

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Date: August 20, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Aotearoa Found in Translation

Aotearoa Found in Translation
Multicultural society is our reality. New Zealand is a country of immigrants, a modern nation built on diversity. Historically, all New Zealanders have come from somewhere, some before some after. They have all bought parts of their tradition, language and culture – threads from which the tapestry of our modern day Kiwi-culture is woven.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, it predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures.

Over the past four months, favourite poems from all around the world were collected by various NZ communities, individuals and poets. In adopting and adapting them for this performance, parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts have been “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture.

The resulting collection of poems and excerpts is transformed into a 40-minute spoken word performance complemented by sound and images.

The project aims to use language and poetry to deepen the understanding of where we “come from,” individually and collectively, and what makes us who we are today. The story of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity is told using a blend of old modern voices, perceptions and expression.

Inspiring and transformational, this is a live poetry show like you have never seen it before.

Music: Dubtext

Visuals : Siri Embla

Printable Reality Actors Ensemble: Jennifer Austin, Steven Ciprian, Denise Snoad, Lee ah yen Faatoia, Jordin Lincoln, Daniel Pujol and Rebecca Parr.

Plus special appearance by Rosanna Raymond, and surprise live appearances by Auckland poets.

National Poetry Day

Date: August 16, 2013
Time: 9:00 pm  to  12:00 am

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

House Party at Hum Salon
Featuring //THE WRITING ROOM to get your creative on make some crafts like TINY TITLES with the majestic wonder RAEWYN ALEXANDER bring some found objects/old teabag boxes/glitter take some selfies

//THE READING ROOM get up and do some open mic for us all cackle/hiss/boo from the crowd with a glass of Hum’s finest in hand watch TOURETTES do a special-ed kinda spoken-word set

DJ on decks all night for us all to rave along to

Hum Homebrew on tap

A measly $5 on the door

Thanks to Booksellers NZ and the Poetry/Spoken Word NZ Art Trust

inside.out

Date: August 14, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

inside.out.14aug

inside.out.14aug

inside.out
open mic / spoken word @ one2one

poetry – stories – flash fiction – live music – new writing

with MC Anita Arlov

and guest Bernie Griffen

all welcome

– koha entry

POETRY from the SOUL

Date: August 4, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

POETRY from the SOUL   4 aug

POETRY from the SOUL 4 aug

POETRY from the SOUL
4 August 7 pm
Don’t miss a perfect doze of SOUL-ful poetry and music to warm your winter wobbles!!

poetry by Rachael Naomi Heimann

music by: Peter Fielding and Catherine Evans-Freke accompanied by Sieffe Latrobe

+ Open Mic – all welcome!

hosted by Ila Selwyn

$5 tickets – book on 817 3057 (Snacks and drinks available. )

Society Salon Series 2013

Date: July 17, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Society Salon Series 2013

Society Salon Series 2013

Society Salon Series 2013
Is there such a thing as New Zealand poetry and does it matter?
The University of Auckland Society is delighted to present the 2013 Society Salon Series.

PROGRAMME: Wednesday 17 July – Poetry in Focus: Is there such a thing as New zealand poetry and does it matter?

Panelists: Emeritus Professor, C.K. Stead Paula Green Grace Taylor Chaired by Renee Liang (paediatrician and poet).

Entry to each event is free, but we ask for a small koha/donation to help cover costs.

Wine will be available for purchase and you may also pre-book mini platters of nibbles.

Places are limited to 50 people at each event. so please make sure you register your place for the session you wish to attend.

Register for a session at The Society Salon Series.

inside.out

Date: July 10, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

inside.out 10july

inside.out 10july

inside.out
open mic / spoken word @ one2one

Inside Out is the open mic spoken word event held at One2One Cafe. It’s the place where writers share their work. All writing is welcome – short story, flash fiction, sections of novel, non-fiction, anecdotes, poetry, rap etc – five minutes per person, so everyone gets a go. Get feedback on your writing, or practise sharing your stories at the mic.

with MC Anita Arlov

Each month there’s a guest musician at 8 30pm, then it’s more open mic.

One2One cafe is licensed, with hot snacks available. The open mic starts soon after 7pm, so come early. Write your name on the open mic list as you arrive. Koha entry – all koha goes to our guest. Email Anita Arlov, MC of inside.out, on inside.out@hotmail.co.nz.

The open mic starts soon after 7pm, so come early. Write your name on the open mic list as you arrive.

Koha entry – all koha goes to our guest.

POETRY from the SOUL

Date: July 7, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

POETRY from the SOUL 7july

POETRY from the SOUL 7july

POETRY from the SOUL 7july
7 July

Don’t miss a perfect doze of SOUL-ful poetry and music to warm your winter wobbles!!

poetry by fabulous: Kirsten Warner

happy-music by: Chillele

+ Open Mic – all welcome!

hosted by poetry virtuoso: Jerry Beale

$5 tickets – book on 817 3057 (Snacks and drinks available. )

Kirsten Warner fresh from her NZ tour (“Everything So Far” with Bernie Griffen) brings her road tested sounds and poetry to the SOUL. Kirsten Warner’s poetry has been published in Landfall, Takahe, Bravado, JAAM and in the collections Our Own Kind, poems about animals, and Just Another Fantastic Anthology, Auckland in Poetry. She was the joint-winner of the Landfall Essay Competition in 2008 with creative non-fiction concerning history, colonisation and creativity. She has worked widely in j

“Chillele” a band with an emphasis on happy old swing tunes, and schmaltzy torch songs, sprinkled liberally with favourites from anywhere, anytime are: Angela Fox (ukulele/ lead vocal), Pedro Olding (cello/BVs), and Mark Watson (guitar/BVs ). With a lush lead vocal underpinned by a re-jigged cello, a rinky-dink ukulele and sweet, sensitive guitar, Chillele is a unique trio. Above and beyond the quality of music that each musician demands of him/herself.

inside.out

Date: June 12, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

inside.out.12 june

inside.out.12 june

inside.out
12 june 7pm
open mic / spoken word @ one2one

poetry – stories – flash fiction – live music – new writing

with MC Anita Arlov

and guest Bernie Griffen

all welcome

– koha entry

Presence: a Gateway to Connect

Date: June 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 am  to  5:30 pm

Presence: a Gateway to Connect

Presence: a Gateway to Connect

Presence: a Gateway to Connect
1-Day Workshop by Bert van Dijk

What have theatre, Buddhism and humanistic psychology got in common? They all promote presence as a gateway to a more fulfilling existence.

Presence is not so much a state of being that can be switched on or off – rather, it is a quality of being that manifests itself by degrees, much like fitness and health. And, like fitness and health, it can be improved.

By drawing from his extensive theatre, psychology and Buddhist practice, Bert van Dijk has developed a variety of stimulating, practical and enjoyable strategies to enhance the quality of our presence.

Some focus on re-awakening the more dormant senses of touch, smell, taste and intuition, while others help us in letting go of our attachments to the past or our pre-occupations (and worries) relating to the future.

Presence enables us to connect strongly with our environment and respond creatively and effectively to the ever-changing circumstances we encounter. It is a critical ingredient in the effectiveness of practically every occupation (performing arts, education, sport, politics, therapy, organisational development, management, and so on) and our everyday life.

Most people experience presence as a feeling of supreme wellbeing. Bliss you could say.

Bert van Dijk (PhD Theatre, MA Andragogy, Dip. Drama, Dip Mime) is a theatre director and pedagogue of international repute, who has directed numerous productions in a great variety of genres.

Bert has developed a unique approach to personal and social transformation that weaves together Jungian Psychology, indigenous perspectives and contemporary theatre practices.

Booking: bertvd@clear.net.nz Mob: 021 1857956

For further information on Bert’s work: http://presence.org.nz and www.toiora.com http://www.devised-theatre.com

inVOICE and Music

Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

in VOICE and Music - PAGE2STAGE 2

in VOICE and Music – PAGE2STAGE 2

in VOICE and Music – PAGE2STAGE 2
inVOICE and Music is a magical night of spoken word and music.

As per usual we will have an exciting line up of special guests: writers, artists, poets, musicians.

After the dark, hilarious, sensual, and totally bangin’ performances given by a diverse lot of artists in May, inVOICE + Music is back again June 8 for a rework of the collaborative poetry concept.

This show’s artistic range starts from Hamilton and works its way up to the thespian’s quarters of Dominion Road, with our Page 2 Stage team #3 working together on poetry that’s mysterious and theatrical.

Featuring Kashka Tunstall, a slam champ and journalist from the proud old Tron who has been working with Auckland Theatre Company Director Lynne Cardy in the Page2Stage program this year.

What they’ll present on the night we’re uncertain of, but better bear witness to a collaboration of such great minds. Special guests:South Auckland Poets Collective,

And of course, details of our special guest poet and musician to come, but while you wait why not sign up for some open mic action on the night- email charlotte@printablereality.com to get your name on the list and for any further details

Thanks to the Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ, Creative Communities, and The PumpHouse Theatre.

Doors will be at 7.30pm, entry by Koha donation.

Bring your words, your voices, and your whoops of encouragement for the team.

Rhythm & Verse

Date: June 5, 2013
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

Rhythm & Verse  5 june

Rhythm & Verse 5 june

Rhythm & Verse
5 june
Rhythm & Verse

Poetry and music nights hosted by local poet Ila Selvin

Wed 5 June 7pm with open mic Music at 7:30pm

Musicians : Steve Rose and Cat Tunks

Poets: Simone Kaho, Sue Gee, Kirsti Whalen, David Hornblow, Matt Harvey

Black Salt Bar & Eatery

10-12 Todd Avenue, New Lynn

Door Fee $5

LOUNGE #32

Date: May 29, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm  to  12:00 am

LOUNGE #32

LOUNGE #32

LOUNGE #32
LOUNGE readings are a continuing project of the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc), Auckland University Press and Auckland University

NZEPC presents LOUNGE #32 at Old Government House on the University of Auckland city campus (Poster) featuring students

Elliot Ashton-Stretch, Alana Bruce, Eleanor Bloomfield,

Finn Teppett, Conor Lorigan, Georgia Williams,

Visakham Joseph, Grace Brebner, Kathleen Foley,

Hannah Matthews, Elliot Macdonald, Zoe Lippsett,

Claire Duncan, Junia Moungboon, James Pasley,

Radley Fenner, Jenny Gao, Gabriel Lunte, Jonathon Potton,

Jae Kim, Jack Spicer, Michael Whittaker, Reuben Fong, Bex Vitoria, Kerrie Pepper, Amenda Quang, Zita Featherstone, Rachel Hamilton, Monique Richardson.

MC: Alex Jespersen

inVOICE and Music -PAGE 2 STAGE

Date: May 4, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

inVOICE and Music -PAGE 2 STAGE

inVOICE and Music -PAGE 2 STAGE

inVOICE and Music -PAGE 2 STAGE
inVOICE is a magical night of spoken word and music.

As per usual we will have an exciting line up of special guests: writers, artists, poets, musicians.

Our very special guest poet, Peter Larsen, making the trip down to Auckland for you to punch him in the face and become besties http://michelleelvy.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/poetry-in-july/

RANDA, the hippest young rapper in Auckland town right now, and playing a sonic blast of a set for the inVOICE audience. http://vimeo.com/63701927

Page 2 Stage Team #1- March’s superwomen of poetry, Angela King and Raewyn Alexander blew the crowd away with their clever duet of work as a mentor and mentee (who had only recently gotten to know one another!) Watch this space for the names of the second team which will be announced soon! http://printablereality.com/printablereality/public/index.php/mentorship

And of course, there’s you! Have some words you’d like to do for the PumpHouse crowd?

HUGE thanks to Creative Communities and The PumpHouse Theatre.

Doors will be at 7.30pm, entry by Koha donation.

Bring your words, your voices, and your whoops of encouragement for the team.

POETRY from the SOUL

Date: April 6, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

POETRY from the SOUL

POETRY from the SOUL

POETRY from the SOUL
with Metthew Harvey and Peter Fielding

Printable Reality in association with SOUL presents:

POETRY from the SOUL # 2

Metthew Harvey and Peter Fielding

“Matthew Harvey is a one man cabaret of spoken word, comedy, and music… no dancing though, he’s rubbish at that. Grab your hi-vis vest and strap on your safety goggles as he fearlessly explores such timeless, classic poetic themes as love, being annoyed at pedestrian crossings, smug aquatic mammals and wanting to be probed by a television doctor. All in a novelty Yorkshire accent.”

Music: Peter Fielding ( guitar ) with Stuart Grimshaw ( Dobro acoustic bass ) will play original songs

$5 tickets – book on 817 3057 (Snacks and drinks available. )

Poetry at Yoga Festival 2013

Date: April 1, 2013
Time: 10:30 am  to  4:00 pm

Poetry at Yoga Festival 2013

Poetry at Yoga Festival 2013

Poetry at Yoga Festival 2013

at Kawai Purapura

This Easter-Saturday at magical Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 15 min from Auckland CBD … stretch you body and mind with some Yoga … and Poetry:

10.30-11am

Rob Edwards

Gus Simonovic

1.15-2pm

Riemke Ensing

Bill Sutton

Piet Nieuwland

3.30-4pm

Hala Nasr

Insomnia in a DayDream

Date: March 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Insomnia in a DayDream

Insomnia in a DayDream

Insomnia in a DayDream
What keeps your real?

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic & Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus, Siri and Juliet are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

The statistics show that 57% of people are affected by sleep difficulties. With more than a quarter of the population suffering from a chronic sleep problem, insomnia is highlighted as a major public health issue.

On a large scale, the world we live in is faced with increasing uncertainty and threats which further impact on our already volatile and vulnerable existence. As a result, we sleep less, we dream less. We don`t get enough rest – but, we keep going. Insomnia takes its toll, in many forms. Fueled by coffee, sugar, energy drinks, alcohol or any other modern drug of our choice, our society is becoming more exhausted and more and more delusional.

What happens when Insomnia spreads its fingers into our day-life? When, not only eating our dreams away, it impacts on our imagination and enters our last refuge – our daydreams. The reality, as we know it, is reduced to an iridescent bubble made of our illusions, fears and half-wishes. In an attempt to protect ourselves from this condition we are sent into a different state.

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a multimedia theatre performance exploring the layers of that new reality. What happens when you cannot sleep? What happens when you cannot daydream. Is it a gift, or a curse? ”Insomnia” takes you for a dive into the subconscious mind – personal, interpersonal and universal.

What keeps you real?

Insomnia in a Daydream.

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic & Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus, Siri and Juliet are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

Proudly supported by : Creative Communities Scheme and Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ.

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am
Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Aotearoa – Found in Translation
Multicultural society is our reality. New Zealand is a country of immigrants, a modern nation built on diversity. Historically, all New Zealanders have come from somewhere, some before some after. They have all bought parts of their tradition, language and culture – threads from which the tapestry of our modern day Kiwi-culture is woven.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, it predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures.

Over the past four months, favourite poems from all around the world were collected by various NZ communities, individuals and poets. In adopting and adapting them for this performance, parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts have been “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture.

The resulting collection of poems and excerpts is transformed into a 40-minute spoken word performance complemented by sound and images.

The project aims to use language and poetry to deepen the understanding of where we “come from,” individually and collectively, and what makes us who we are today. The story of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity is told using a blend of old modern voices, perceptions and expression.

Inspiring and transformational, this is a live poetry show like you have never seen it before.

Music: Dubtext

Visuals : Siri Embla

Printable Reality Actors Ensemble: Jennifer Austin, Steven Ciprian, Denise Snoad, Lee ah yen Faatoia, Jordin Lincoln, Daniel Pujol and Rebecca Parr.

Plus special appearance by Rosanna Raymond, and surprise live appearances by Auckland poets.

Insomnia in a DayDream

Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Insomnia in a DayDream

Insomnia in a DayDream

Insomnia in a DayDream
What keeps your real?

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic & Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus, Siri and Juliet are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

The statistics show that 57% of people are affected by sleep difficulties. With more than a quarter of the population suffering from a chronic sleep problem, insomnia is highlighted as a major public health issue.

On a large scale, the world we live in is faced with increasing uncertainty and threats which further impact on our already volatile and vulnerable existence. As a result, we sleep less, we dream less. We don`t get enough rest – but, we keep going. Insomnia takes its toll, in many forms. Fueled by coffee, sugar, energy drinks, alcohol or any other modern drug of our choice, our society is becoming more exhausted and more and more delusional.

What happens when Insomnia spreads its fingers into our day-life? When, not only eating our dreams away, it impacts on our imagination and enters our last refuge – our daydreams. The reality, as we know it, is reduced to an iridescent bubble made of our illusions, fears and half-wishes. In an attempt to protect ourselves from this condition we are sent into a different state.

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a multimedia theatre performance exploring the layers of that new reality. What happens when you cannot sleep? What happens when you cannot daydream. Is it a gift, or a curse? ”Insomnia” takes you for a dive into the subconscious mind – personal, interpersonal and universal.

What keeps you real?

Insomnia in a Daydream.

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic & Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus, Siri and Juliet are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

Proudly supported by : Creative Communities Scheme and Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ.

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Date: March 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Aotearoa – Found in Translation
Multicultural society is our reality. New Zealand is a country of immigrants, a modern nation built on diversity. Historically, all New Zealanders have come from somewhere, some before some after. They have all bought parts of their tradition, language and culture – threads from which the tapestry of our modern day Kiwi-culture is woven.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, it predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures.

Over the past four months, favourite poems from all around the world were collected by various NZ communities, individuals and poets. In adopting and adapting them for this performance, parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts have been “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture.

The resulting collection of poems and excerpts is transformed into a 40-minute spoken word performance complemented by sound and images.

The project aims to use language and poetry to deepen the understanding of where we “come from,” individually and collectively, and what makes us who we are today. The story of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity is told using a blend of old modern voices, perceptions and expression.

Inspiring and transformational, this is a live poetry show like you have never seen it before.

Music: Dubtext

Visuals : Siri Embla

Printable Reality Actors Ensemble: Jennifer Austin, Steven Ciprian, Denise Snoad, Lee ah yen Faatoia, Jordin Lincoln, Daniel Pujol and Rebecca Parr.

Plus special appearance by Rosanna Raymond, and surprise live appearances by Auckland poets.

Insomnia in a DayDream

Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Insomnia in a DayDream

Insomnia in a DayDream

Insomnia in a DayDream
What keeps your real?

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic & Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus, Siri and Juliet are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

The statistics show that 57% of people are affected by sleep difficulties. With more than a quarter of the population suffering from a chronic sleep problem, insomnia is highlighted as a major public health issue.

On a large scale, the world we live in is faced with increasing uncertainty and threats which further impact on our already volatile and vulnerable existence. As a result, we sleep less, we dream less. We don`t get enough rest – but, we keep going. Insomnia takes its toll, in many forms. Fueled by coffee, sugar, energy drinks, alcohol or any other modern drug of our choice, our society is becoming more exhausted and more and more delusional.

What happens when Insomnia spreads its fingers into our day-life? When, not only eating our dreams away, it impacts on our imagination and enters our last refuge – our daydreams. The reality, as we know it, is reduced to an iridescent bubble made of our illusions, fears and half-wishes. In an attempt to protect ourselves from this condition we are sent into a different state.

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a multimedia theatre performance exploring the layers of that new reality. What happens when you cannot sleep? What happens when you cannot daydream. Is it a gift, or a curse? ”Insomnia” takes you for a dive into the subconscious mind – personal, interpersonal and universal.

What keeps you real?

Insomnia in a Daydream.

‘Insomnia in a Daydream” is a new theatrical production created by Juliet Shelley, gus Simonovic & Siri Embla (Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes). On a backdrop of inspirational visuals Peter Brierley-Millman and soundscape composed by Lawrence Brock (AKA Dubtext), gus, Siri and Juliet are bringing to life a stage-dream of kinetic and oral poetry. A sumptuous feast for all your senses, mind and heart.

Proudly supported by : Creative Communities Scheme and Poetry/Spoken Word Art Trust NZ.

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Aotearoa – Found in Translation

Aotearoa – Found in Translation
Multicultural society is our reality. New Zealand is a country of immigrants, a modern nation built on diversity. Historically, all New Zealanders have come from somewhere, some before some after. They have all bought parts of their tradition, language and culture – threads from which the tapestry of our modern day Kiwi-culture is woven.

Poetry as an art form is as old as human existence. Initially developed through oral tradition and folk song, it predates literacy. Spoken word evolved further through writing, reading, translation and performance, and it is so central to all cultures.

Over the past four months, favourite poems from all around the world were collected by various NZ communities, individuals and poets. In adopting and adapting them for this performance, parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts have been “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture.

The resulting collection of poems and excerpts is transformed into a 40-minute spoken word performance complemented by sound and images.

The project aims to use language and poetry to deepen the understanding of where we “come from,” individually and collectively, and what makes us who we are today. The story of our belonging, our uniqueness and identity is told using a blend of old modern voices, perceptions and expression.

Inspiring and transformational, this is a live poetry show like you have never seen it before.

Music: Dubtext

Visuals : Siri Embla

Printable Reality Actors Ensemble: Jennifer Austin, Steven Ciprian, Denise Snoad, Lee ah yen Faatoia, Jordin Lincoln, Daniel Pujol and Rebecca Parr.

Plus special appearance by Rosanna Raymond, and surprise live appearances by Auckland poets.

inVOICE and Music

Date: March 15, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

inVOICE and Music-PAGE 2 STAGE #1

inVOICE and Music-PAGE 2 STAGE #1

Printable Reality and PumpHouse Theatre join celebrations for 2013, with a very special edition of a popular : “inVOICE and Music” event

As per usual we will have an exciting line up of special guests: writers, artists, poets, musicians – led by one of the most well know NZ poets Siobhan Harvey, performing poems from her collection “Lost Relatives” (Steele Roberts, 2011) and more recent poems which have been, amongst other things, selected as runner-up in the 2012 Dorothy Porter Prize for Poetry (Aus),2012 Kevin Ireland Competition and 2011 Kathleen Grattan Prize for Poetry.

Also, this event will mark a launch of an international Artist Development Program : “Page 2 Stage”. Developed in association with UK’s leading performance poetry organisation “Apples and Snakes”, it will see four young and up-and-coming writers team up with four established writers/artist with an aim of creating new and a new type of work.
Excitement is building as our International Panel is selecting participants for this year-long program and we will be announcing successful applicants on the night as well as welcome to stage two of them ( names to TBA).
And a list of surprises goes on with Anthonie Tonnon, the lyrical genius frontman of Tono and the Finance Company, doing a solo set; and a posse of local talent sharing the stage for an eclectic Open Mic session.
Hosted by fabulous Charlotte Red.
HUGE thanks to Creative Communities, NZ Book Month and The PumpHouse Theatre.

spit.it.out

Date: March 10, 2013
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

spitit.out

spitit.out


2013-03-10
Karanga Plaza
Auckland City
spoken word events
spit it out spoken word events brings writers to you.
Premiering at 2013 Auckland Fringe Festival.Up to 30 gigs, seven city venues.
At each thirty-minute gig three writers welcome you into their magical world of words.
celebrated authors
well-loved writers
rising voices
poetry, fiction, rap, stories
our writers–our stories–our city
Poets:Georgia Wood, Ya-Wen Ho
Whakarongo mai. Come listen.

spit.it.out

Date: March 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 am  to  12:00 am

spitit.out

spitit.out


2013-03-09
The Basement
Auckland City
spoken word events
spit it out spoken word events brings writers to you.
Premiering at 2013 Auckland Fringe Festival.Up to 30 gigs, seven city venues.
At each thirty-minute gig three writers welcome you into their magical world of words.
celebrated authors
well-loved writers
rising voices
poetry, fiction, rap, stories
our writers–our stories–our city
Poets:Ila Selwyn, Tim Heath, Penny Somervaille
Whakarongo mai. Come listen.

spit.it.out

Date: March 9, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am

spitit.out

spitit.out


2013-03-09
Karanga Plaza
Auckland City
spoken word events
spit it out spoken word events brings writers to you.
Premiering at 2013 Auckland Fringe Festival.Up to 30 gigs, seven city venues.
At each thirty-minute gig three writers welcome you into their magical world of words.
celebrated authors
well-loved writers
rising voices
poetry, fiction, rap, stories
our writers–our stories–our city
Poets:Ian Wedde, Sue Gee, Michael Botur
Whakarongo mai. Come listen.

inside.out

Date: March 7, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm  to  12:00 am

inside.out 7 march

inside.out 7 march

open mic / spoken word @ one2one

poetry – stories – flash fiction – live music – new writing

with MC Anita Arlov

and guest Linn Lorkin

all welcome

– koha entry

Poetry From the SOUL 23 Feb 13

Date: February 23, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

Poetry From the SOUL 23 Feb 13

Poetry From the SOUL 23 Feb 13

Poetry From the SOUL 23 Feb 13

When:
Sat 23 Feb ’13, 7:30pm
Where: Soul – Centre of the Body and Mind, 18 Huia Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

General Admission: $5.00

Online tickets are no longer on sale

Websites:

www.printablereality.com
www.soulcentre.co.nz
FB event

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Music: Huia Hamon
Poetry: Jeremy Beale, Ila Selwyn, TUi MAMAKi, gus Simonovic, Michael Botur, Gail Romano and many many more.

Over the past couple of months Printable Reality invited communities and individuals, writers and poets, local and international… to help collect poems/writings from New Zealand and around the world. Poems from any country, any poet, any language – any poems that deeply resonate with the reader and carry a message about: belonging, identity, travel, arrival, settling in, community, family, landscape ( land and emotional ), memory, ancestry, our vision for the future…

Poems for the project were chosen to best represent the cultural tradition and the language that they originate in. Although parts of those poems are “lost in translation”, leaving behind the old homeland, and parts will be “found in translation” – finding a new home and contributing to the new culture. Resulting collection of poems is transformed into Live Literature performance: “Aotearoa Found in Translation”, performed by an ensemble of professional actors and complemented by sounds and video images (premieres in Auckland, Basement Theatre 18-19-20th March 2013).

Now for the very first time the public has an opportunity to hear directly from the individuals and the poets that contributed to the project, from people that wrote or “found” those precious and sacred words of poetry – Poetry From the Soul.

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

Date: January 22, 2013
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira SeidensteinClown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

When:
Tue 22 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 23 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 24 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 25 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 26 Jan ’13, 9:00am–11:00pm
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Where: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages

A perfect way to start the year and an exclusive opportunity to work with a world renown tutor with over 35 years of experience in performance, theatre, acting, clown, circus and commedia. Ira’s unique method releases ones creative nature through the body, clowning, and acting. His exercises and improvisations are clear, profound and potent.

The “Clown Culture”: workshop explores how culture is contained within ones body. This retreat will be 50% training and 50% creating & rehearsing culminating in an outdoor ritual performance of clown. Visit Ira`s website for more info on: www.iraseid.com

Weekend workshop is an introduction to the Clown Culture, and its suitable for everybody – from beginners to advanced students. The weekend will focus on Clown Culture including the Short Practice (elements from The Four Articulations), The Clown Knows Exercise, and The Quantum Theatre Ritual. Weeklong workshop is a continuation of the program, for people that want to deepen their practice and take their skills to the next level.

Daily Program
9-11 am Training in The Four Articulations.
11am-1pm Improvisations leading towards creating the clown ritual performance.
1-2 pm Lunch
2-4 pm Rehearsal

Where: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland NZ www.kawaipurapura.co.nz

KawaiPurapura is easily accessible by car or public transport, 15 minutes drive from central Auckland. Only minutes walk to the Albany village/shopping centre; 10 min from sunny, spectacular East Coast beaches. Plenty of free parking.

Accommodation, Food, Performance ( optional )

For your convenience and enjoyment – there is an option to stay on the lovely KawaiPurapura property: bring a tent, shared rooms, your own room. This will have to be organised separately with a retreat centre. There is a very limited number of rooms available, be quick to avoid disappointment. All accommodation includes use of the retreat facilities: kitchen, bathroom, swimming pool, bush walks.

Free tea and coffee throughout the workshop and optional – 3 delicious freshly prepared vegetarian meals.

This will depend on number of participants – if you are interested, we will provide you with further information re: accommodation and food at the time of registration.

Yoga classes available daily. Massage and reiki sessions can be booked on site

Saturday 26th – free music concert and an outdoor party. Everybody welcome! A perfect way to wrap up a fun week .. more fun fun fun! This will be also an excellent opportunity for participants ( optional ) to share some of newly acquired skills on stage in front of the audience

Clown Culture Workshops 2013 – the most fun one can legally have in NZ!

InVOICE and Music 24 feb 12

Date: February 24, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

InVOICE and Music 24 feb 12

InVOICE and Music 24 feb 12

InVOICE and Music 24 feb 12

When:
Fri 24 Feb ’12, 8:00pm–11:00pm
Where: The PumpHouse Theatre, Killarney Park, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

www.pumphouse.co.nz
www.printablereality.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Special guests don’t get more special than this! Pumping Special! Not often we have NZ’s performance-poetry-heavyweights meeting for an evening of poetic battle. Don’t miss out!

Tim Heath (2011 NZ Poetry Idol) and Brad McCormick (2011 NZ National Slam Champion)
+ Q&A session, where you can ask our guest any questions
+ open mic – 3 minutes slots, everybody welcome

Also featuring music by Dubtext (dubtext.co.nz) and The White Wall – Kinetic Sculpture Ensemble, and visuals by Brierley-Millman, also special appearance by “Lovers Walk”.

Bar open, stay after for a party by the lake… it will be pumping!

Brought to you by www.printablereality.com.

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol.29

Date: February 16, 2012
Time: 7:30 am  to  12:00 am

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol.29

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol.29

Pecha Kucha Night Auckland vol.29

When:
Thu 16 Feb ’12, 7:30pm–11:00pm
Where: Webbs Auction House & Gallery, 18 Manukau Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Cash: $10.00

Website:

www.pechakucha.co.nz

Event listed by: Luka_PKN

PKN_AKL_29 // doors open 7.30pm, start 8.20pm // $10 cash doorsales

List of presenters:

Gus Simonovic // performance poet // about the production of “Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes” // www.printablereality.com
Tristan de Chalain // reconstructive plastic surgeon, writer and scrap metal imagineer // ”Steam Punk Second Life”
Ian Montanjees // engineer // “White Roofs for a cooler planet” // www.whiteroofs.org.nz
Cleo Barnett // creative // Economic Sustainability Through Creativity // www.littlelotusproject.org
Matthew Crawley // DJ
Tanya Jade aka Misery // artist //
Michael Duignan // film maker // Arthur Koestler and his ideas relating humour to creativity and scientific discovery // www.imdb.com/name/nm1192506
Luke Jacomb // glass artist // www.lukejacomb.com
David Cowlard // documentary photographer & digital story-teller // E=MC2; and experimentation for its own sake // www.davidcowlard.com
Greg Hay // Peregrine Winery
Fats White
+ more

A Pecha Kucha night is an event format in which presenters show a slideshow of 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds — giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. Each event usually has 8 – 14 presenters. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art and creative fields.

Pecha Kucha is for content and not profit.

Lovers Walk – A Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes at Coromandel Town

Date: January 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Lovers Walk - A Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes at Coromandel Town

Lovers Walk – A Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes at Coromandel Town

Lovers Walk – A Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes at Coromandel Town

When:
Sat 28 Jan ’12, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Where: Little Theatre, Hauraki House, Coromandel Town, Coromandel
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

General Admission: $15.00

Online tickets are no longer on sale

Websites:

www.loverswalkshow.wordpress.com
www.printablereality.com
www.thecoromandelroadtrip.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Lovers Walk – A Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes

A short (yet infinite) odyssey written, created and choreographed by dancer Siri Embla and poet Gus Simonovic, with video material by visual artist Peter Brierley-Millman and music by Jo Blankenburg (piano), Gareth Priceless (guitar), Dubtext (electronica) and Kotaro Nishishita (classical guitar).

Lovers Walk is uplifting true love story told throu fusion of music, poetry, video, theatre and dance. A majestic theatrical feast for your soul and all six senses. Two dynamic video projections, live dance and poetry.

Aroha, acquaintance, romance, affection, devotion, liaison – the show is about love in all its forms.
“Lovers Walk will reshape shapes and brighten colours in your love-kaleidoscope while telling you a story that you know so well, as it was your own.”

www.printablereality.com
www.loverswalkshow.wordpress.com
soundtrack : printablereality.bandcamp.com
for more info and bookings contact: gus 0212323739
+64 21 23 23 739

Ice Diver – Book Launch

Date: December 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Ice Diver - NZ Poetry Society Anthology 2011 - Book Launch at  Whitespace Thu 1 Dec 2011

Ice Diver – NZ Poetry Society Anthology 2011 – Book Launch at Whitespace Thu 1 Dec 2011


Ice Diver – NZ Poetry Society Anthology 2011 – Book Launch at Whitespace Thu 1 Dec 2011

When:
Thu 1 Dec ’11, 8:00pm
Where: Whitespace, 12 Crummer Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

www.poetrysociety.org.nz
www.whitespace.co.nz
www.printablereality.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

New Zealand Poetry Society – Te Hunga Tito Ruri o Aotearoa proudly presents the 2011 Anthology : “Ice diver”, edited by Linzy Forbes.

This anthology was created from entries to the 2011 New Zealand Poetry Society Competitions: the award winning poems and haiku, and a selection chosen blind by the editor from this year’s 2000+ entries. It is a lively mix of work by adults, children, well-known and first-time poets, from fifteen different countries.

The theme of the competition was open, as always. Subjects covered in the book include relationships, loss, landscape, the past, childhood, grandparents, animals, war, food and, not unexpectedly, earthquakes.

Readings from Auckland contributors, details TBC.

Books will be available for sale $27 – cash or cheque only.

You can also pre-order your copy here: www.poetrysociety.org.nz/2011anthology

Event organised in association with www.printablereality.com

In VOICE and Music 22 Oct 11

Date: October 22, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

In VOICE and Music 22 Oct 11

In VOICE and Music 22 Oct 11

In VOICE and Music 22 Oct 11

When:
Sat 22 Oct ’11, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Where: Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Website:

Printable Reality

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

South Auckland comes to The Pah Homestead.

Pacifika poetry and jazzskat hip hop music feature at In Voice + Music. Performers include Clara Jane Sione, Dietrich Solokai, Marina Alefosio and Zane Scarborough from South Auckland Poets Collective.

Poets Clara Jane Sione and Marina Alefosio are also beautiful singers, and double as Clarity and Rizzo, the female rap duo “Post 47”. The girls have individual charismatic rap styles and bring a lyrical depth to their words.

As “Post 47” they got together in mid-2009, “making noise as humble sleep-out poets,” says Clara Jane, and “can be spotted from time to time standing on the Manukau off-ramp hustling coins for a no.2 with extra mayo from BK (the number two combo from Burger King).”

South Auckland Poets Collective brings to voice the urban Pacific and Maori experience, using the power of poetry and spoken word to inspire, create and educate. It’s street poetry in the Def Jam style, telling stories of their own lives.

Armed with their voices and notebooks, they defy the negative stereotypes of Maori and Pacific youth in Manukau and substitute a new story – of a group of young people, gifted and brown, brought together by their love of poetry.

From a 2007 meeting of friends sharing some pizza boxes at a Youthline building, the group formed with the support of the Youthline Trust. The Collective has grown into a diverse group of poets, singers, musicians, writers and performers. Last year they released a book and DVD of their work with the support of Creative New Zealand.

In Voice + Music is presented monthly at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre by Printable Reality, the organisation committed to promoting poetry and the spoken word.

Zane – A father. A husband. A poet. A youth-worker of sorts. A member of the South Auckland Poets Collective. A loud mouth. A believer in God. Zane’s poetry is clever, witty, heart-felt and always captivating, he writes about life experiences, his wife, his son and high school.

Clara – A lover of the arts, based in Otara, she refers to her poetry as mental notes learning how to speak. She writes of imagination, her life in South Auckland and her family.

Dietrich – A youth worker, who lives in Manukau. Poetry always written with the intent to thought provoke listeners. Dietrich has written pieces about faith, finding love and the want to ‘sky dive’ through life.

Marina – A musician and mother of two from Manurewa, her poetry touches on common misconceptions of relationships and love. ”If it’s love that we are seeking, it should be love that we are seeking’.

Live at The Library Bar

Date: September 28, 2011
Time: 7:00 am  to  12:00 am

Live at The LIbrary Bar 28 sept 11

Live at The LIbrary Bar 28 sept 11


Live at The LIbrary Bar 28 sept 11
The weather is heating up, Auckland is buzzing with tourists, and all you want is a place away from the rugby and chaos…Then Live is the place for you!

The Library Bar is the alternative Viaduct venue; book-lined walls, retro paintings, plush sofas and moreish tapas; this unique and welcoming bar is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst all who discover it.

Live at The Library Bar is a regular monthly event of spoken word, music and networking. Each month features a guest musician, guest poet, and we welcome a new concept with our “Performer’s Showcase”. Like an open mic, each month 12 performers have the opportunity to sign up for a 3-4 minute slot on stage to read, sing or entertain the, always diverse, audience.

Printable Reality isn’t about to let this month be without its surprises, and this month we introduce our “Seasonal Musician” slot. Every 3 months, we invite a new musician/band to keep the mood of the evening going by playing during the evening’s breaks and lulls.

This month, come on a different kind of journey with these guests:

Guest musician:
Bluebird Avenue
“Formed in May 2011 (as weekly musical escapism to ease the monotony of the working week) acoustic guitar trio Bluebird Avenue features guitarists Danny Crocome, Brendan O’Shea & Sam Ogilvie. Having gathered cobwebs and dust for a few years, Danny’s songwriting machine started ticking over again in late 2010 and has since gathered momentum – the songs you’ll hear at this evening’s performance are a result of this. The group have been playing venues around Auckland since June, and are working towards recording an album in the near future. Upcoming show info, live footage (and occasional asides) available on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluebird-Avenue”

Guest poet:
Naked Voices in Pacific Literature is a fresh performance word group from the Diploma in Creative Writing programme at Manukau Institute of Technology. Lead by Robert Sullivan and directed by Daren Kamali, the last six months has seen the group writing poetry, stories, songs and scripts with a vision to be the first students of MIT to bring their works to life through performance. They are a collective of fourteen voices with a range of backgrounds reflecting life language and culture in Aotearoa. They pulsate truths and experiences, sharing sparks of creativity, igniting the flames within us and setting our world alight, through the art of spoken word.

Seasonal musician:
FreeDay
The 2 creative geniuses behind the band will please your senses with an acoustic offering of their hypnotic music. In a time of global uncertainty, FreeDay’s music offers a healing balm to soothe a troubled world. By a twist of destiny lead singer/composer, Glen Donaghy, and his wife Alex were wounded with identical scars on their hands before they even met.

“We were six months into our marriage when we noticed we had the same scars on our hands,” says Glen. “I got mine cutting a tree and Alex got hers when her hand got stuck in a car door. It sounds corny but we saw it as a sign that we were soul mates.”

In September 2009, FreeDay signed up with M4U Records, a small indie label that blends strong business sense with a passion for helping artists succeed in music. Glen says it’s difficult to describe FreeDay’s music. They appreciate any talented artist but they’re influenced by musicians such Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Crowded House, Muse, Live and Natasha Bedingfield.

Glen’s husky vocals exude a theatrical quality that moves from dreamlike pathos one minute to driving emotion the next. Team that with his deft song writing and you have an album of unexpected but satisfying twists and turns.

There really is so much on offer this month, you’d be mad to miss it! So join your host Michelle Bolton for another memorable Live event!

In VOICE and Music 24 Sep 11

Date: September 24, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

In VOICE and Music 24 Sep 11

In VOICE and Music 24 Sep 11

In VOICE and Music 24 Sep 11

When:
Sat 24 Sep ’11, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Where: Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

Printable Reality website
100 Thousand Poets for Change website

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

In Voice and Music joins the largest poetry event in history.

Auckland poets and musicians will link with poets and audiences across the planet on September 24 as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, the largest poetry event in history. On that day, poets will take part in demonstrations and celebrations of poetry to promote change: environmental, social or political – 600 events in 450 cities and 95 countries towards peace and sustainability.

Around Auckland, other poets under the project You & The Guerrilla Poets Join 100 Thousand Poets for Change will be taking to the streets with poetry banners, flags and chalk to create a poetic ruckus as they move from Meyers Park to Albert Park for a guerrilla-style poetry sharing afternoon. September 24, 12- 3pm.

The Pah Homestead in Hillsborough’s In Voice + Music performance also links on the day. “This was a way to bring New Zealand poets into a worldwide event and that’s why we joined up, as we were already performing on the day,” says co-ordinator Kirsten Warner from Printable Reality which organises the monthly poetry and music performances at The Pah. “Some of our guest poets may bring their own social and political concerns to their performance, but our event at The Pah is about connecting people through poetry.”

Going West 2011 Poetry Slam winner Brad McCormick, poets Murray Edmond, Kirsten Warner, Callum Gentleman, Penny Somervaille and harpist Cathie Harrop are part of an eclectic line-up.

Immediately following September 24 all documentation on the 100TPC.org website will be preserved by Stanford University in California, which has recognised 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event and will archive the complete contents of the website as part of their digital archiving program LOCKSS.

Directional Poetics-Ken Arkind & Carrie Rudzinski

Date: August 21, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Directional Poetics-Ken Arkind & Carrie Rudzinski

Directional Poetics-Ken Arkind & Carrie Rudzinski

Directional Poetics-Ken Arkind & Carrie Rudzinski

When:
Sun 21 Aug ’11, 6:00pm
Where: The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Restrictions: R18
Ticket Information:

General Admission: $5.00

Online tickets are no longer on sale

Website:

www.printablereality.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Auckland’s Local – International
Spoken Word Event

More than just a “live literature event”.
It is an initiative from Printable Reality where NZ and international prose, poetry and spoken word literary artists collide in front of the audience for an evening of creative intensity from award-winning performormers.

Kenneth Arkind

“If passion is honesty in art, then Arkind is George Washington in the orchard.”- Westword Magazine

National Poetry Slam Champion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and full time touring artist who has performed his work in 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and at over 200 colleges and universities.

He has been featured on HBO, CBS, NBC and Borders Books Open Door Poetry series alongside former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

Carrie Rudzinski

“Carrie Rudzinski’s ethereal voice flows through heartbreaking metaphors of rejection and loss. She speaks with the smooth, sensual rhythm of a jazz singer.” – The Boston Globe

Named “Best Female Poet” and “Best Of The Rest” at the 2008 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), Carrie ranked 14th in the world at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam in Columbus Ohio this year.

A show not to be missed!

InVOICE and Music 14 aug 11

Date: August 14, 2011
Time: 10:00 am  to  5:00 pm

InVOICE and Music 14 aug 11

InVOICE and Music 14 aug 11

InVOICE and Music 14 aug 11

When:
Sun 14 Aug ’11, 10:00am–5:00pm
Where: Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

TSB Bank Wallace Art Centre
www.printablereality.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Printable Reality celebrates… A Year At the Pah.

The TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre – The Pah Homestead in Hillsborough – is celebrating its first birthday on Sunday, August 14 with a full programme of entertainment for adults and children, including artist talks, poetry and music. Printable Reality will be showcasing some of the highlights from the previous In Voice + Music series as well as performances by new artists over the course of the day.

Hot Pink comedienne Penny Ashton brings her defiantly life-affirming and hilarious rhymes to the afternoon’s programme, alongside equally humorous and hard-hitting poet-performer Stephanie Johnson, and the close, three-part harmony singing of Macombee & The Dharma Queens.

Heading the morning line-up are singer-songwriter Bernie Griffen (of The Grifters) with fiddle player Dave Khan (The Grifters, The Broadsides) and their brand of swampy country blues, alongside actor-poet Peter Bland.
Other guest performers include moving sculpture-mime artists The White Wall, and poets from the year’s monthly programme In Voice + Music, held on Saturday afternoons at the gallery. They include: Siobhan Harvey, Kirsten Warner, Sue Reidy, Jeremy Roberts, Alexandra Fraser, Michael Botur, Rosetta Allan and Matt Harvey.

In Voice and Music is organised by Printable Reality, an organisation committed to raising the profile of poetry and spoken word performance in New Zealand.

Programme:

10 – 11.30 AM – music by Bernie Griffen and Dave Khan; poets Peter Bland, Kirsten Warner Sue Reidy, Michael Botur, Rosetta Allan, Alexandra Fraser.

3 – 4.30 PM – music by Macombee and the Dharma Queens; poets Penny Ashton, Stephanie Johnson, Siobhan Harvey, Jeremy Roberts, Matt Harvey.

Live at The Library Bar 27 July 11

Date: July 27, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

Live at The Library Bar 27 July 11

Live at The Library Bar 27 July 11


Live at The Library Bar 27 July 11

When:
Wed 27 Jul ’11, 7:30pm–11:30pm
Where: The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Websites:

The Library Bar
Live At The LIbrary Bar
Printable Reality
Callum Gentleman

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

“Live” at The Library Bar – a regular monthly evening of tantalising tunes and seductive stanzas at the cosiest bar in town.

Held on the last Wednesday of every month.

It’s a Wednesday night in late July and the perfect opportunity to do something different. Imagine settling in to a cosy armchair with a glass of wine, being warmed by enigmatic songs and passionate prose. Imagine the delight in diversity as poets, musicians and comedians alike, all take to the mic so you can savour some of the flavours that are Auckland’s spoken word talent.

If you have already been to a Live event, then you know why everyone’s talking about it. If you haven’t, then July 27th is the opportunity not to be missed. Printable Reality’s latest monthly event is fast becoming a favourite with its diverse open mic complimenting special guest performers. Michelle Bolton is the evening’s Master of Ceremonies; and the oh-so appropriate venue is The Library Bar – the viaduct’s best offering.

Book-lined walls, retro paintings, plush sofas and morish Tapas are just some of the highlights at The Library Bar. This unique and welcoming bar is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst all who discover it. The Library Bar is excited to be able to offer Aucklanders a venue for unique events just like “Live at the Library Bar”.
This month’s special guests are:

Callum Gentleman –
Who is ‘ A Gentleman’ …..
“A Gentleman is any man who wouldn’t hit a woman with his hat on.” – Fred Allen
“A Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, & to his imagination for his facts” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
“The prince of darkness is a Gentleman.” – William Shakespeare
“I could I trust starve like a Gentleman. It’s listed as part of the poetic training, you know.” – Ezra Pound
“A Gentleman is simply a patient wolf.” – Lana Turner
“The only infallible rule we know is, that the man who is always talking about being a gentleman never is one.” – Robert Smith Surtees
“I write words, set them to music, I plug my strat into a fender amp, put on a hat and I hit the road.” – Callum Gentleman

Jeremy Roberts
Jeremy is a primary teacher and poet who reads frequently at Auckland’s Poetry Live & is the newest addition as M.C. there. He has performed at many other venues & events around the city including Pah Homestead, 6th Plinth, Chocolate Theatre, Verona & One2One cafes… As well as travel writing (NZ Herald), you can also find Jeremy’s work in issues of Sidestream + Livelines, and he has made & exhibited visual art in paint, mixed media and neon. His poetry is thought-provoking, mixing dark humour and powerful imagery to create a truly different point of view. Jeremy’s performance will be accentuated by the urban flavours of Rasam.

Rasam
At only 21 Rasam has already established himself as one of New Zealand’s finest up and coming musicians. His versatility as an MC/singer enables him to cater to almost all the modern popular genres with reggae, hip hop and dub step being his strongest niche. The past year has seen Re come to the forefront of the New Zealand dub step & drum & bass scene. He has opened for a large number of the heavyweights in the NZ electronica scene. Rasam is also the founder and owner of DUBJB Music NZ Ltd – an events and promotion business set up to support and promote New Zealand music.

Be sure to make your way to the Library Bar a little earlier than usual to catch the launch of “Are you feeling Nostalgic?”- a new exhibition from the talented Anna Forsyth, which starts at 6pm. Enjoy the mouth-watering tapas, peruse the artwork, enjoy a drink and prime yourself for a night you’ll never forget at “Live at The Library Bar”.

LIVE at The Library Bar 29 june 11.jpg

Date: June 29, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

LIVE at The Library Bar 29 june 11.jpg

LIVE at The Library Bar 29 june 11.jpg

LIVE at The Library Bar 29 june 11.jpg

When:
Wed 29 Jun ’11, 7:30pm–11:00pm
Where: The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

www.thelibrarybar.co.nz/index.php
www.caitlinsmith.com
www.printablereality.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Live @ the Library Bar – a deliciously diverse monthly evening of tantalising tunes and seductive stanzas in the cosiest bar in town! Held on the last Wednesday of every month.

Printable Reality proudly brings you “Live” @ the Library Bar, another amazing night of spoken word, music, comedy and entertainment. Join your host, Michelle Bolton for an evening of top local talent and experience our special guests and registered open mic at the cosiest and coolest spot in town!

The Library Bar is the alternative Viaduct venue; book-lined walls, retro paintings, plush sofas and moreish Tapas; this unique and welcoming bar is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst all who discover it. Set to expand with the blending of its funky neighbour The Dining Room, The Library Bar is excited to be able to offer Aucklanders a venue for unique events just like “Live at the Library Bar”.

“Live” on the 29th of June is not to be missed with 2 very special guests joining us:

Caitlin Smith has tirelessly and wholeheartedly devoted herself to music in Aotearoa. She describes her role as being ‘the underwire in NZ’s musical bra’, and being ‘a midwife’ to great songs and great voices. Coaching our top vocalists – from Anika Moa to Tourettes, Smith also regularly performs to loyal fans and festival audiences, writes the column ‘Finding your own voice’ for New Zealand Musician magazine and fosters a community of songwriters through her coaching, spellbinding live performances, student nights, guest appearances and collaborations. A performance poet during her Selwyn College daze, she attained a Masters in Political Studies with First Class honours in the early ‘90s.

In 1997 they formed the dearly beloved and respected alt. jazz trio The Fondue Set. The Fondue Set’s ‘Stick a fork in it’ (1999) and ‘In a Blue Vein’ (2000) showcased Smith’s consummate abilities as a song interpreter being described by the Sunday News as having a voice “that imagination created”.

In 2007 Creative NZ awarded Smith a new work grant to develop this current CD You have Reached your Destination. The premise for the project was to reveal the songwriting process.

Ben Brown (Ngati Paoa, Ngati Mahuta) displays a marked propensity toward performance poetry, probably as the result of an overt desire to appreciate the sound of his own voice in the hope that others may share his apparent enthusiasm for it. His poetry has been published in various anthologies and Radio NZ and The Radio Network have recorded him. His work has also appeared on posters plastered from here to Baltimore.
Ben Brown is a children’s author, poet, short story/non-fiction/script/freelance writer, though he has never quite been able to work out what the various distinctions are, so he refers to himself primarily as a writer. In 2006 he was joint winner in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards for Best Picture Book.

As with every “Live” evening, the open mic section offers performers the opportunity to register for a 3-minute slot to share their music (acoustic), jokes, stories or poems after our guest musician but before our guest poet takes to the stage! Spaces are limited and subject to availability, so act fast to secure your spot.

Don’t let this unforgettable night of inspiration and diversity pass you by! Join your host Michelle Bolton for a truly different evening out.

Live at The Library Bar 25 May 11

Date: May 25, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm  to  12:00 am

Live at The Library Bar 25 May 11

Live at The Library Bar 25 May 11

Live at The Library Bar 25 May 11

When:
Wed 25 May ’11, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Where: The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

www.thelibrarybar.co.nz
www.printablereality.com

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

printablereality.com presents Live at The Library Bar – a hot new monthly gig, at the coolest place in town.

Open mic every last Wednesday of the month.

Your host :Michelle Bolton, with very special guests: Kotaro Nishishita and Gus Simonovic

The Library Bar is the alternative Viaduct venue; book-lined walls, retro paintings, plush sofas and moreish tapas; this unique and welcoming bar is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst all who discover it. Set to expand with the blending of its funky neighbour The Dining Room, The Library Bar is excited to be able to offer Aucklanders a venue for unique events – just like “Live”.

Award winning composer and classical guitarist Kotaro Nashishita will elegantly share a selection of his most eloquent music. This will be the last opportunity to enjoy his effortless style before he leaves our shores for Europe to attend two guitar festivals: “Koblenz” in Germany and “Ligita” in Liechtenstein.

After a huge success of his newest cross-disciplinary, multimedia show “Lovers Walk – a Poetic Journey in Eight Scenes” and before embarking on a tour of UK and Europe this winter, Gus Simonovic delivers his spoken word magic – live, raw and unplugged. Sometimes words are the only way back to where you came from, and poetry is the best way to the future – come experience it live!

Don’t miss the chance to share your talent on the open mic – whether you’re a wordsmith, musician, enthusiast, experienced or just curious, – “Live at the Library Bar” is for you.

Free entry.

In VOICE and Music 7 May 11

Date: May 7, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

In VOICE and MUsic @ Pah with AUP Poets

In VOICE and Music 7 May 11

In VOICE and Music 7 May 11

In VOICE and Music @ Pah with AUP Poets

When:
Sat 7 May ’11, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Where: Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Websites:

TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre / Pah Homestead
printablereality

Printable Reality presents

In VOICE and Music
at Pah Homestead, TSB Wallace Arts Centre
2 – 4pm, Saturday 7th May

AUP poets: Anne French, Anne Kennedy, Sam Sampson, Ian Wedde

Musicians : Sarah Marlowe Spence, Yvette Audain

Printable Reality is delighted to present a reading by four poets from Auckland University Press (AUP), New Zealand’s leading poetry publisher. Collectively, the four have published more than 20 collections of poetry, have won multiple awards and fellowships, and are amongst AUP’s most popular performers. This is a rare chance to hear four unique and outstanding poets read in each other’s company at the beautiful Pah Homestead. Poetry is accompanied by music performance by Sarah Marlowe Spence, Yvette Audain.

Anne French is a poet, critic and editor. She has published six collections of poetry, the first of which won a New Zealand Book Award. Her work has been described as “candid, sophisticated, literate, and sharp”.

Anne Kennedy has published five books of fiction and poetry, and is a New Zealand Montana Award winner. She is currently on leave from the University of Hawai`i in Honolulu, where she teaches fiction and screenwriting.

Sam Sampson’s first book of poems, Everything Talks, was published in 2008 and won the Montana Best First Book of Poetry award. Sam lives in Auckland with his partner and daughter.

For more than 40 years novelist, essayist and curator Ian Wedde has also been one of New Zealand’s foremost poets. He has published 14 collections and is a multiple award winner.

Sarah Marlowe Spence (Premratna) shares sacred songs and chants in the medium of voice and guitar or harmonium. Songs are in the style of ‘inspirational folk’, with sanskrit melted into some to uplift on a different level. With a pure soaring soprano voice, this music is another good reason to pause in the midst of busy life.

Yvette Audain is a busy, prolific freelance composing musician, her principal instruments being saxophone and clarinet. She holds a Master of Music in composition from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Bachelor of Music in composition and clarinet from the University of Auckland, from whence she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. Yvette’s performance experience encompasses classical, jazz, folk, concert band and free improvisation.

For more info please visit:
http://www.tsbbankwallaceartscentre.org.nz/events/printable-reality-presents-2/

or contact Gus @ 0212323738

LIVE At the Library Bar 29 apr 12

Date: April 29, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm  to  12:00 am

Luka Lesson - Live At the Library Bar

Luka Lesson – Live At the Library Bar

Luka Lesson – Live At the Library Bar

When:
Sun 29 Apr ’12, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Where: The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

General Admission: $10.00

Online tickets are no longer on sale

Websites:

www.printablereality.com
www.thelibrarybar.co.nz
Luka Lesson
Aime Hansen
Dubtext
The White Wall

Event listed by: Gus Simonovic

Current Australian Poetry Slam Champion and co-director of The Centre for Poetics and Justice in Melbourne, Australia, Luka Lesson is set to release his debut album and book of poetry ‘Please Resist Me’ this February.

Touring Australia, China, USA and New Zealand in 2012, Luka’s tour celebrates not only the book and album launch but his momentous title of winner of the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam. Luka has performed his work beside the likes of Shane Koyczan (Canada), Amir Sulaiman (USA), Lowkey (UK) and Lemon Anderson (USA), and was invited to perform a full feature at the famous Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe in New York City in 2011.

Still only only at the beginning of his career, Luka’s roof raising performances and expert writing has built him a reputation that already spans the globe both as a poet and conscious hip-hop artist. In describing Luka Lesson’s work, four-time USA National Poetry Slam Champion Taylor Mali states: “I’m not really into hip hop—I’m too old, I guess—but Luka Lesson is a sonic literary genius, and that, is what I love. So if he is hip hop, then I guess I love hip hop after all”.

Luka has been active in community development work utilising hip-hop and poetry as a form of selfdetermination and raising awareness for marginalised young people for many years. He has taught Indigenous Studies at Monash University for the past two years and holds a first class honours degree in the same field.

Astonishing international line up of poets, musicians and body artist. Only 6 open mic spots available – contact

Number of tickets strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment – The Library Bar 09 368 1930, or eventfinder.co.nz

In VOICE and Music 16 april 11

Date: April 16, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm  to  12:00 am

In VOICE and Music 16 april 11

In VOICE and Music 16 april 11

In VOICE and Music 16 april 11

When:
Sat 16 Apr ’11, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Where: Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Ticket Information:

Admission: Free

Website:

TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

In Voice and Music III – presenting top Auckland poets at Pah Homestead. Funny, challenging, ironic, heartfelt – expect to hear some great words and ideas when Auckland poets Siobhan Harvey, Iain Sharp and Reimke Ensing head the line-up.

The main gallery – the homestead’s beautiful former ballroom – provides a classy setting for spoken word, music and moving sculpture The White Wall, as part of the gallery’s monthly cultural calendar presented by spoken word producers Printable Reality.

Siobhan Harvey will read from her newly launched collection Lost Relatives (Steele Roberts, 2011).

She is also the editor of the book of literary interviews, Words Chosen Carefully: 15 New Zealand Writers in Discussion (Cape Catley, 2010) and Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals (Godwit, 2009), is poetry editor of Takahe magazine and a poetry editor of the International Literary Quarterly.

Iain Sharp is a prolific and highly-entertaining columnist, reviewer and critic and practised performer of his poetry. Sharp is well-known for his humour and good-natured satire of the high seriousness of his own literary heritage, and many of his poems draw on the lyric tradition.

He has published several volumes of poetry and non-fiction, including Real Gold: Treasures of Auckland City Libraries (where he is a specialist librarian).

Poet Riemke Ensing has distinctively synthesised European and New Zealand influences. Ensing was editor of the first New Zealand anthology of women poets, Private Gardens.

She has published numerous collections, often engaging with art, politics and other poets, and her selected poems were published in 2000 as Talking Pictures.

Ensing has taught New Zealand literature at Auckland University and in 2002 she received the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship.

Sue Reidy has written short stories and novels and has won prizes, awards and the 2000 Buddle Finlay Sargeson Writers Fellowship.

Her first short story collection was set in South East Asia, defying notions of realism with often humorous results. Her first novel was set in the context of 1960s New Zealand Catholicism. Reidy has also worked as a practitioner and teacher of design and illustration. Her poetry often casts an ironic eye at language and popular culture.

Newcomer Jim Carraher’s Irish heritage strongly influences the rhythms and natural flow of his strongly rhyming narrative verse. He writes of his country of origin and his newer home with equal affection, and reads with humour and a strong brogue.

Their poetry, and music from classical guitarist Kotara Nishishita and guitarist/singer Emma Skellern, can be enjoyed alongside works from the Wallace Trust’s collection.

The monthly events are produced by Printable Reality which supports and creates opportunities for poetry/spoken word artists and facilitates artistic collaboration across different disciplines. Printable Reality, Gus Simonovic, www.printablereality.com