Friday, September 25, 2009

NZ Book Month & the ChCh Writers Festival

Special poetry event in honour of NZ Book Month, brought to you by the Christchurch Writers Festival. Come and have a glass of wine and see some of Aotearoa's best poets perform their work. Nice.
Friday 2nd October, 5.30pm
Our City, O-Tautahi
cnr Oxford Tce & Worcester Blvd
$10 incl. glass of wine!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poetry for Wellbeing!

The next Catalyst night just happens to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and this happy collision means we can celebrate the life-affirming qualities of that elixir we know as poetry!

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Winning Ways to Wellbeing - Connect, Give, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Be Active.'

Come and see how Catalyst fulfills all 5 of the Winning Ways to Wellbeing by encouraging poets to connect with each other, take notice of the beauty of poetry, keep learning about performance techniques and new styles of writing, give freely of their verse and er, move around a lot while they perform!

We can imbibe other kinds of elixirs even as we partake of the heady properties of spoken word!

Where do I go for this unmissable evening of convivial verse and comraderie you wonder? Well, glad you asked:

Catalyst Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday 7th October, 8pm
Al's Bar, 31 Dundas St

Christchurch (behind Pak n' Save)

BYO poetry