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