7th July 2015 @ Poetrylive

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

A Matariki Celebration

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Guest Poets: 

Shelly Davies

Shelly Davies (Ngātiwai, Ngāti Porou) has recent works appearing in Puna Wai Korero, Ora Nui, and Blackmail Press.  She’s been a winner of the AUT Creative Writing competition and a finalist in the Pikihuia Awards, and she recently guest-authored a short story in the collection The Settling Earth by UK Author Rebecca Burns.

Kani Te Manukura

Kani is of Ngai Tuhoe descent, and describes himself as a biodium: a hunter/gatherer/grower and cook. He writes for the spaces between those pursuits as part of a life lived in quiet rebellion. His work has been published in Blackmail Press and Ora Nui and is forthcoming in JAAM.

Guest Musician: 

Fender & Bergette

Fender Maeva was named after the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. He has a musical family and has performed since he was a teenager. Bergette McCarthy is  a singer/songwriter and a vocalist since she was young . Bergette has released original music of her own.

Matariki-themed open mic – bring your poems inspired by Matariki

Koha entry

MC: Kiri & Rachael

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