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.
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.
Ivy Alvarez joins poet Stuart Barnes as part of the Advisory Board of Bent Window Books, founded by Rose Hunter.
Bent Window Books is a publisher of poetry chapbooks focusing on Australian writers, with the occasional chapbook from elsewhere.
Ivy Alvarez extends best wishes and congratulations to Gregory Kan, Makyla Curtis, Jamie Trower, Chris Tse, and Louise Wallace, whose work features in Best New Zealand Poems 2017, and which she had initially selected for the New Zealand/Aotearoa edition of Atlanta Review.
Only 25 poets appear in Best New Zealand Poems — that five of the poems initially chosen for Atlanta Review are also fêted in this way is worthy of celebration.