It's going to be a pretty crazy week for me, but I hope to get to at least one of these events, maybe more!
On Monday: Diana Bridge at the Poetry Society
The New Zealand Poetry Society presents Karori poet, Diana Bridge. Diana has been published widely since her first collection appeared in 1996. Her writing reflects a rich and varied life lived as partner to a New Zealand diplomat posted around the world.
The event is open to the public, and starts at 7.30pm with an open mic. There is a $5 entry fee ($3 for members).
The Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave St, Thorndon
On Thursday: Watusi Spring Sessions featuring Janis Freegard, Trev Hayes and Mike Tights
Spring sessions at the Watusi, 6 Edwards Street, Central Wellington (off Victoria St.) Thursday 18th November 8:30pm start, gold coin entry. There will also be an open mic (so bring your poems/songs) & live music from Reuben Wilson, Jordan Stewart & William Daymond.
On Saturday: Launch of Crumple, by Vivienne Plumb, published by me
(I'm definitely going to make it to this one)
3.30 pm, Saturday 20th November 2010
Aro Valley Community Centre
48 Aro Street
More info here: http://wingedink.blogspot.com/2010/11/wellington-launch-for-crumple-by.html
On Sunday: Saradha Koirala reads at the Ballroom Cafe
Guest Poet: Saradha Koirala
Musicians: Josie & Mary Campbell
Open mic session
Sunday 21 November, 4 - 6pm
The Ballroom Café, cnr Riddiford St & Adelaide Rd, Newtown
Also on Sunday: Lynn Jenner and Klezmer Rebs
In a unique Wellington arts event, the Klezmer Rebs will perform an intimate concert at the Ruby Lounge, featuring a special set of poetry with music by Raumati author Lynn Jenner.After the Klezmer Rebs first set will be a special 20 minute artistic partnership featuring the poetry of Lynn Jenner, from her highly praised recent book Dear Sweet Harry. Lynn’s poetry introduces you to Harry Houdini, the world’s greatest ever escapologist, and Mata Hari, a woman who did not so much dance as slowly and gracefully take off her clothes. The musical accompaniment is pushy, poignant, sweet and sad and hopeful, just like Houdini and Mata Hari, and it travels around the world just as they did.
Then the Klezmer Rebs return for a final set of their lively, tuchas-shaking music. Jewish soul music at its best.
The Ruby Lounge, Bond St, Wellington, 4 pm to 7 pm.