30th September 2014 @ Poetrylive

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

Guest Poet: Raewyn Alexander

Raewyn Alexander is a fourth generation New Zealander of French, Irish, English and Scots descent. She’s travelled the world, and now lives in Grey Lynn, Auckland.A Narrative Writing lecturer at UNITEC, Raewyn also holds writing workshops at her house and for organisations. She’s published in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and Brussels, such as in Southernmostpoint Guest House from pretendGeniuspress (USA), or an anthology of sestinas called Obsession, from the University of New England Press, (both recently). A blog about her poetic journey and trees for travel is popular world-wide.

Glam Rock Boyfriends, an imaginary memoir, was launched in 2014. It’s her third novel – available on Amazon as an ebook and print-on-demand. Her work is in Random House’s anthology Essential New Zealand Poems this year too, alongside such greats as Hone Tuwhare, Janet Frame, and James K. Baxter, plus many of her contemporaries. The launch for that book is at the North Shore Library 25 September, at 6pm.

Guest Musician: Tony O’Rourke

Born and raised in the East of Auckland, Tony O’Rourke had a passion for music at an early age, but it wasn’t until 2009 when he decided to take music seriously and attend Excel School of Performing Arts. He was awarded Top Male Vocalist of his year. He has since continued to pursue his music career, featuring on multiple TV shows such as I AM TV, TAGATA PASIFIKA, and GOOD MORNING. He has also performed at events such as Christmas In The Park (200,000 people live, another million on TV) and tours nationally and internationally with The Revolution Tour every year delivering messages of hope and anti-bullying programs. He has his eyes set on big things, both nationally and internationally – but has a very strong passion for bringing positive music to Aotearoa. Currently studying Music at the University of Auckland



MC: Rachael Naomi ( standing in for Michellle)

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