The Kitchen in May

On 4 May 2019, Ivy Alvarez tutors for The Kitchen, a writing workshop series centred around coming together in each other’s kitchens to share stories.

Register here if you have a link to Albert Eden/Whau — even having eaten on Dominion Rd or in Sandringham is enough. It’s FREE. Read the FAQ for more.

A poem in Aotearotica

Ivy Alvarez’s poem features in Volume Six of Aotearotica. Guest edited by Monica Macansantos, she writes,

In Satisfaction, Auckland-based poet Ivy Alvarez explores the intersections of eating and sex, depicting the act of eating a mango (the quintessential Filipino fruit) as a fundamentally sensual experience that, like sex, does not have to transcend its physicality to be profound in its revelations.


Copies of Volume Six are available here.

Verse Us 3 Live Poetry

Ivy Alvarez is a featured reader at the Verse Us 3 Live Poetry event, Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 7-9pm at One2one Cafe, 121 Ponsonby Road, Auckland. Special Guest Daren Kamali. Other featured readers include Fiona Stevens, Vana Manasiadis, Ria Masae, Tulia Thompson, Kate Kelly, Jamie Trower, Trisha Hanifin, and Fiona Perry. Free entry. Koha for charity.