21st November 2017 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Ila Selwyn
Ila Selwyn was an MC at Poetry Live for four years, then moved to Rhythm & Verse at Lopdell House for the next five. In 2014 she wrote a play incorporating poetry for her Masters of Creative Writing at Auckland University. At present she is enjoying doing a year’s theatre writing course under Gary Henderson so has not written much new in the way of poetry.
Guest Musician: Judith McNeil
As a 13 year old Judith learned to play Peter, Paul and Mary songs on the piano but it wasn’t until she was 29 that she experienced her first Folk Festival. This led her into a journey with song and guitar which continued with the release of her self-penned album, ‘Accepting Apples’. Since the 90s she has performed at many open mic sessions around Auckland, once in Rhode Island, and folk clubs and festivals all over the country. She spent many years covering other, mainly women, artists before she felt brave enough to present her own songs. She is regularly jamming out new songs at Clydes Cave, north of Warkworth in preparation for her next album.
Open Mic: all welcome to read/perform