A Celebration Poetry Reading

Members of the public are invited to join 11 New Zealand poets on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 6pm at St Heliers Library to celebrate esteemed US journal Atlanta Review‘s NZ launch.

Many well-known poets have appeared in Atlanta Review, including Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Gunter Grass.

Edited by Ivy Alvarez, this Aotearoa/NZ edition is a first in the journal’s 23-year history.

National Poetry Day 2017

Red Room Poetry Object is a selection of workshops, linked to an Australasian poetry competition, that invites students (Years 3-10) and their teachers to write poems inspired by their special and curious objects.

“In these unique workshops, students will be guided by celebrated Filipino-Australian poet Ivy Alvarez as they investigate the mysteries of their objects. Drawing on personal and re-imagined stories, students will use poetry as a tool to explore the universe of hidden histories within their treasured belongings.”

Part of the National Poetry Day celebrations in New Zealand.