Whangarei celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday, July 29, at the Nectar Cafe on Bank Street, followed by some raucous late-night poetry at the Butter Factory.
Winners of the 2010 Northland competition:
1st: Anne McDonnell, Maestro
2nd: Martin Porter, My lover is a rainstorm
1st: Tim Howard, relating
2nd: Jac Jenkins, Found
1st Honourable Mention: Moae Armstrong, Land for the wrong white crowd
2nd Honourable Mention: Maxine Hillier, My Father’s Voice
PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD
(votes from ballot boxes in both libraries):
Pamela Teesdale, Russian Blue
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS AND ALL OUR POETS WHO HELPED US CELEBRATE THIS YEAR.
THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES, OUR SPONSORS, NECTAR CAFE and BUTTER FACTORY.
POETRY NIGHT TOMORROW
Thursday, July 29
Early Poetry Evening at the Nectar Cafe, 88 Bank Street, Whangarei, 5-8pm
Poetry contest winners announced. Poetry readings.
Food and merriment.
All are welcome!
Late Night Poetry at the Butter Factory, 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei, 8pm til…
More poetry and merriment.
All are welcome!
Don’t forget our VOICE IN ACTION workshop with performance artist Jan Fisher this Saturday
July 24, 10am – 4pm, Old Library, Whangarei
All are welcome!
This workshop is designed to help writers become performers and organised specifically with anyone in mind who needs a little encouragement to stand up on July 29 at Poetry Night and recite their poetry. We’ll begin with exercises for Body and Voice, then work on Breath, focus on Consonants and Vowels, and even throw in a little Shakespeare. The second half of the day will be dedicated to poets working on presentation of their own works.
We are pleased to have Jan Fisher leading this workshop. Jan is a professionally trained actor who has worked in film, television, and in both professional and community theatre for over three decades. She has a special interest in voice and movement and was the tutor for voice at the Performing Arts Course at North Tec from 2001-2007. She is also a trained teacher and uses her theatre and teaching skills in directing whole school productions for Whangarei primary schools and the Northland Youth theatre. Jan’s love of acting has sustained her for as long as she can remember and this year she has appeared in The Pohutukawa Company’s production of ‘The Reindeer Monologues’ and Bogwood’s ‘The 53rd Victim’ which was produced and directed by her partner, Kelly Johnson. Jan’s most recent appearances on television have been in Shortland Street and Outrageous Fortune and she will soon appear as Mrs Hobbs in a new series titled ‘This is not my Life’. Jan and Kelly live in Whangarei with their three children, Buster, Tomasin and Jasmin.
Fee: $10. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance, as places are limited!
WELCOME TO POETRY IN NORTHLAND!
We are pleased to announce that 45 poets submitted their work for consideration in this year’s contests in two categories
NEW HAT POETS (unpublished) and OLD HAT POETS (published)
sponsored by Whangarei Writers’ Workshop and the NZSA Northland and in collaboration with the Mid-Winter Arts Festival in Whangarei
Winners announced at our
Poetry Evening July 29, Nectar Bar, Bank Street, 5-8pm
Late Night Poetry
following at the Butter Bar, 8pm til….
Evening celebration will include poetry performances, cash prizes and awards.