“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.
For more info contact : Heather McQuillan – firstname.lastname@example.org