25th September 2018 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Harley was almost as surprised as his friends when he started writing poetry, but it’s hard to deny the cathartic effect it has had for him, just as it is hard to deny his obvious presence on stage. A performance poet, podcaster and filmmaker, Harley Neville is passionate about sharing his stories and advocating for important causes through poetry. He is a Going West Slam Poetry Finalist, a Jafa Poetry Slam Finalist and he is TEDx alumni.
Harley uses his poetry to speak on topics such as the future, anthropology, climate change and religion, his goal is to create a conversation around the important issues that our civilisation faces, while making you laugh.
Guest Musician: Immi Paterson
Immi Paterson is a writer, musician, and vegan vlogger.
Her poetry appears in publications such as Landfall, JAAM, Takahe and Poetry New Zealand, with her stories found in horror and sci-fi anthologies both within NZ and abroad.
She considers herself a bit of a musician, and has been caught attempting to play a variety of instruments. Guitar is her first love; they’ve been together since 1997. She released three albums with band George and Queen, and is planning a fourth album with her new band Hey Zeus!
When she’s not making up words or tinkering on her guitar, she can be found on Facebook as Immi the Vegan. As well as filming vlogs up and down the country under this name, she has recently created a comedy web-series, which is in its post-production stage.
Tonight she’ll play a few of her songs.
We have a culture of mutual respect at Poetry Live.
8pm: Immi Paterson
8.30ish: Short Break
8:45ish: Open Mic (6 only)
9:15ish: Short Break
9:30ish: Harley Neville
10ish: Short Break
10:15ish: Open Mic
Times may vary. Come at any time.
If you are signing up for open mic the book goes up about 7:30pm.