Totally ripped off from the email I got:
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you've all settled into 2009 and are looking forward to a great year of poetry.
We kick off this year with guest poet Kate Camp. Kate's first collection of poetry, Unfamiliar Legends of the Stars (VUP, 1998) won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the 1999 Montana book awards. Since then she has produced two more collections, as well as publishing widely in journals and online. She'll also be known to many of you for her monthly reviews on Radio New Zealand National.
Kate will be reading for us on Monday 16th February, at the Thistle Inn in Mulgrave St (near the Railway Station/bus terminus). The evening will open at 7.30 pm with an open mic; there'll be a refreshment break for you to support our sponsor, Thistle Inn, and then Kate will read for 20-30 minutes. There'll be an opportunity to ask Kate questions at the end of her reading. With luck, she'll bring along some books for sale and signing.
Entry is $2 at the door, which is upstairs.