Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get Ready to Slam

Announcing the Canterbury heat of NZ POETRY SLAM!

That's right, Aotearoa is organisin' and rising up to meet the challenge of Australia's best slam poets. Who will represent NZ in the first ever trans-tasman poetry slam?

This being it's first year there are finals only in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The winners from each region will face off in Wellington on 29th October to find the best of the best to take on the Aussies.

Keep up with the latest news here: NZPOETRYSLAM

Canterbury - one night only! Come one, come all
Thursday 13th October
7pm sign up - 7.30pm start
Upstairs at the Pegasus Arms
14 Oxford Terrace

Entry is FREE!

Numbers to compete are strictly limited - first come etc etc.
Have 3 poems ready
You must be prepared to travel to Wellington on 29th October (flights covered)
Check out the Slam Rules here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

US Poetry Slam Champions visit ChCh

Kia ora fellow poetic travellers. A little late notice here but we only just found out about this today...

As part of the UCSA Summer Sessions and in association with Musoc and Dramasoc, the UCSA presents a performance by two visiting US Poetry Slam champions.

Carrie Rudzinski and Ken Arkind will be at the Undercroft (under the James Hight Library, University of Canterbury) performing TOMORROW (Thurs 22nd Sept) from 12.30pm to 1.15pm for FREE. Nice!

Here's Carrie performing "Open Letter to the Last Person I Will Ever Love"

And here's Ken performing "For Wes"

NOTE: This is happening TOMORROW! The details again:

US Slam Poets
Thursday 22nd September
12.30pm - 1.15pm
The Undercroft
(James Hight Building, University of Canterbury)
and it's FREE

Monday, September 12, 2011

Beat St Sessions - get rhythm!

Beat St Sessions returns for more following its triumphant debut at Beat St Cafe in August.
Spring is here so get along for some poetry and tunes and yummy temptations courtesy of Beat St Cafe.

Guest poets this month are the mesmerising Danielle O'Halloran and the globe-trotting Doc Drumheller (that's right folks, Doc is back and hitting da mic!)

Beat St Sessions (Third Thursday of the month)
Thursday 15th September
Beat St Cafe cnr Barbadoes & Armagh Sts
$5 if you can

Sign up from 6pm

with live tunes by Andy Coyle

Poetry from 7pm
open mic plus guest poets
Danielle O'Halloran
& Doc Drumheller with support from Aaron Boot