LitCrawl Starling Residencies & Bad Diaries Salon, Saturday, 10 November 2018

Tara Black spun her magic with words and illustrations on Saturday, 10 November at LitCrawl, checking out Starling: Meet The Residents, then going on to the Bad Diaries Salon.

Starling Residents 2

The featured authors at The Starling event at LitCrawl were: Rebecca Hawkes, Isabelle McNeur, Eleanor Merton, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, essa may ranapiri, and Ruby Solly.

Bad Diaries Salon

Tara has covered the Bad Diaries Salon without details, as requested by the rules of the event. I like the way she has given the background of invisible notes. I also like the escaping sharks.

All notes and illustrations were done by Tara Black, and all rights to use the images are reserved. Please check out Tara’s website if you’d like to communicate with her.

LitCrawl 2018 website.

How not to freak out in front of celebrity authors

by Jenna Todd

An author can be a very important person to a reader, someone who, through their books, we have invested much time into. With a busy year of writer’s weeks ahead of us, now seems a good time to ask: How much of that enthusiasm should we display – or hold back – to make the author feel comfortable?

A majority of authors have the fortune of not being recognisable, their author photo and blurb our only tiny glimpse into their personal life. It’s difficult to decipher whether an author actually wants to be recognised, especially if they are just visiting the bookstore as a pedestrian. If they slide through a transaction unnoticed, have we as a bookseller failed at our job? If we do recognise them, should we say something to confirm our book industry insight? Are we required to give some positive feedback in terms of customer interest and sales?

Sometimes, the tides are turned on us. There’s a trick that some authors play on booksellers.
Customer: Do you have “xx xx” in stock?
Bookseller: We don’t have it at the moment, but can order it in for you?
Customer Author: I am the author of this book. Have you read it? Why is it not on the shelf?”

Of course there is the time when an author must step into the spotlight to promote their book. It must be quite strange to emerge from a writing cave to be thrust into spotlight of your readers. Author events must feel like continual birthday parties, where you’re not sure if your guests will turn up.


Kate Atkinson promoting Life After Life at Time Out Bookstore in 2013

From experience (as a spectator), here are a few don’ts when speaking to an author:

  • If an author has written a book on a specific subject, it’s best to presume they know they know more about the subject than you do.
  • It’s not okay to bring up your own body of work when asking an author a question in a Q & A, or to hijack a Q & A in general.
  • Don’t lead with questions about the author’s divorce and/or love life.

And some Do’s:

  • Do your research, read up on what the author you’re about to meet has been asked before and try and ask something different.
  • Be respectful of their time, be aware of other fans waiting.
  • Engage with authors via social media – link them in tweets with your reviews and book love.

I’ve met a couple of my favourite authors and thankfully, they have exceeded my expectations. That said, I can’t help but turn pink, and as I speak to them the thought that I am actually speaking to them hazes my very ability to concentrate on our conversation. The most important thing I want to tell them is that I am a bookseller and how much I enjoy selling their books.

My friend Emily Adams is a bookseller at Third Place Books in Seattle, Washington which has hosted a multitude of incredible authors, from Paul McCartney to John Green.
“I treat authors like anyone else; they are people doing a job. Give them kind words and a smile. Thank them for visiting your local bookstore, and buy a book at the host store to show your appreciation.”


The Third Place Team with former President Jimmy Carter, who visited to promote his book A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. Emily is in the blue floral dress.

I searched even further afield to another bookseller friend, Josh Cook from Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s also a published author, so he can offer advice from both sides.

“Think of them like you would someone you met a party once who you thought was really cool. You’d probably go up to re-introduce yourself, but not if they’re clearly having dinner with their family or talking on their phone, or in a rush to get somewhere, and you probably wouldn’t try to talk to them for ten minutes right off the bat. I think the same rules apply for a celebrity you get a chance to meet. Don’t worry about embarrassing yourself or anything like that, just be honest, respect their personhood, and have fun, and odds are they’ll be honest, respectful, and grateful that you’ve shared with them their impact on your life.”

So that’s it, just be nice. Keep it cool. And as I’m writing to a group of wonderful book people, I’m sure that won’t be difficult.

Many thanks to my American bookseller friends Emily and Josh for contributing to this piece.

by Jenna Todd, Manager, Time Out Bookstore, Mt Eden

Be a pro-active book promoter

August is the new date for NZ Book Month this year. Megan Dunn, Booksellers New Zealand Project Manager will very shortly be revealing details of the promotion that will have a huge impact on bookstores’ August turnover.

Which got us thinking: are there any other promotional opportunities bookshops could be maximising? We do Christmas pretty well, and Fathers Day is good if the right sports and non-fiction titles are on offer.


Page & Blackmore goes ecological.

But perhaps for Mothers Day we could widen the selection offered? Mass market romantic fiction and family sagas are a staple, as are cookbooks. But what about incorporating more dēcor and gardening titles in the mix? Offering quality gift wrapping should also be a plus in gaining sales.

Let’s not get ahead of the calendar though: Easter is not much marked in the book trade, but long weekends get people in store ahead of time looking for the reads they want to relax with on the long break. Create an in-store display of titles you know fit the category and brief all staff on store suggestions and their selling points.

The World War 1 centenary this year has alsocv_new_zealand_and_the_first_world_war produced a flurry of new books looking at the grim realities of that event, with new analysis of the battle decisions from the perspective of time. The effects of that war changed history, and the sacrifices made and the colossal mistakes in battle strategy need to be recognised. Well written war stories and histories are good sellers from many bookstores, and even young readers are covered with simple, moving titles for young readers recalling the human stories. Don’t overlook this centenary opportunity!

Publishers help with Promotions

Marthie Markstein, Random NZ’s key pp_marthie_marksteinaccount manager and human dynamo in the cause of books (pictured), recently gave a presentation to their reps on ideas and practical steps to pass on to booksellers to motivate their customers. She called it: Better than the next guy? How to make your bookshop hum! and gathered ideas from an around-the-world website search.

Random also now puts out Marthie’s In the Know weekly newsletters – another way of helping bookstores to find those special books to market to their customers and offer more than online and e-books can. It has been getting great feedback, so make sure you are on the list and pay attention to the suggestions! Most publishers offer a range of marketing assistance, so ask for any help you may need.

Marthie’s Tips
Here are a few ways to make your bookstore the place to come to celebrate all year round:vic_books_cafe

  • Coffee or food! Bookshop browsers like coffee! If you can’t fit a coffee maker in, think about a glass of wine after work. Even a fruit juice on hot days in summer time might be a good idea.
  • Celebrate different times of the year, not only Christmas. Heart-shaped cookies on Valentine’s Day, at mid-winter a Christmas mince pie.
  • Have your own release party/day for highly anticipated books. Invite customers to come in that day, welcome them, make them feel special for being amongst the first to have read the book. Take photos of them reading the book, post on Facebook. Ask them to post on their Facebook page too – people like being seen in bookshops. Plan some activity to create a buzz, hang banners announcing the date.

It is all about offering what the internet can’t – an ambience where people want to come in and linger, says Marthie.

  • Encourage readings and signings whenever possible. Offer and promote signed copies of books for people who couldn’t come to an event.
  • Host unusual events, like a fan night centred around a book or author.
  • Encourage book clubs to use your premises.
  • Invite local musicians/artists to display at your shop and even perform as a way to entertain and attract shoppers.
  • Bring in knitters/craft people from the community to display/perform.

IndieboundposterhereswhatBe part of your ‘shop local’ community
Marthie suggests you could create excitement in store while at the same time supporting your community – promote the ‘shop local’ message. A great idea to raise your profile in your community is to do things like: host book donation drives for community events, write reviews for the local newspaper, get involved in local schools by sponsoring student essay contests, have a store table at suitable local events.

If you are in a city with significant literary connections, you could make a local map with all local literary info printed: shop, libraries, coffee places, historic homes etc. Literary tourists will love you for it (listen up, Hokitika!)

Pair up with local merchants who make interesting art/crafts/food and perhaps sell some of their wares. Make it your goal to get customers to leave with a book and something else. Part of this could be to cross-promote with local traders – as in encouraging the nearby bakery to cook from a new baking title, display the book and then to direct customers to your store (and vice versa.)

Another way to carry the local message through is to act like a small local paper – bring the store into people’s every day lives. Put as many photos and names of local people as possible in your email newsletter. Use Facebook to get a discussion going, ask people to share book recommendations and photos. Some other ideas:

  • Create a monthly Top Ten as voted by your customers.

    2-12 Booklover shopper

    At The Booklover, Takapuna

  • Reward your customers: incentives, in-store contests, annual sales or have customer appreciation days with extra discount and something to eat/drink. Make regular customers feel special: offer advance reading copies, text them with exciting release news, offer them a special discount.
  • Create a fabulous email newsletter with personality, and run off different versions for people who have different reading interests. Highlight the best and most relevant ‘must reads’ for them. Get them involved with making recommendations.
  • What else do your customers like? Ask them, do some research.
  • Start your own ‘mail order’ book club. Create a 12-month subscription or an ongoing monthly credit card charge where you can hand select noteworthy books for your customers which you then send to them on a regular basis.
  • Deliver books in person if possible to people within a nearby radius of your store if they can’t come in.

Marthie says you should not forget to market using these basic tools: Shelf talkers; eye catching store windows; a whiteboard list near the cash register advertising upcoming releases with a pre-order offer; review boards; a shop-oriented bestsellers section. Display your team’s personal Best Books of all time, and of course, staff recommendations (Unity Books Wellington does this particularly well).

pile_wrapped-booksDon’t be scared of online – use it as a selling tool, Marthie says. “Stop worrying about the internet and social media and meet it head on, using it to your own benefit. Discuss top books on Amazon and Goodreads with customers, ask them if they have read them, tell them it is available right here, right now, plus it could be gift-wrapped! Busy people like me would certainly buy on the spot!”

Techniques to encourage regular customers to return
The Read would also suggest an early December wine and nibbles hosting night with the opportunity for regular customers to buy at a small discount for people on their Christmas gift list. This creates customer good will and good trading for the bookstore. Plus those shoppers usually come back later in the month for even more book gifts.

Create a new release sheet each month, and make sure you put it online! Perhaps you could even send it to loyalty card customers each month? Not doing this is a lost opportunity that could pay dividends…

Article by Jillian Ewart

This is the lead article for The Read, Booksellers NZ’s weekly newsletter.

Words of the Day: Wednesday, 12 February



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Book reviews
Book Review: Everything I need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, by Diane Muldrow

Book Review: A Short History of New Zealand, by Gordon McLauchlan

World Search: Amazing Jobs, by Lonely Planet

Upcoming books
..and NZ will have the 19th @LeeChildReacher novel, PERSONAL, in bookstores 29th August 2014!

From the IMPAC Award longlist – Kirsty Gunn on her book The Big Music  via @youtube

Be in to win a lovely necklace with a real little book on it from Ex Libris Jewellery

NZ Listener has double passes to five spectacular NZ Festival events to give away. Click to enter the draw

School’s back so time for a kids’ #greatkiwiclassic giveaway from NZ Book Council! Two great prizes of kids’ books from @scholasticnz

Just sent in my tix requests for the @NZFestival writers & readers. Spufford, @ElizabethKnoxNZ, much good stuff!

Author/artist @SarahELaing will discuss how best to absorb a comic at the @NZFestival’s Reading for Readers seminar

Book News
And the winner of the NZSA Asian Short Story Competition is…

The Louis Johnston bursary applications close on 28 Feb … Keen writers apply now…

Latest issue of Auckland University Press Book News out now

Author of Misery Hill realises he inspired a Man Booker-winning book

From around the internet
Join @ConversationEDU and @GriffithREVIEW this week for a series of essays that take a fresh look at NZ

Can Crowdfunding Replace Artists’ Day Jobs?

This lady has taste … I’ve read a couple and agree – I must check the rest out!

Choose a poem for your valentine

Swoon-worthy bookstores

Worth a read – how Amazon used books to get to where they are now.

Why scholarly publishing matters.

Words of the Day: Tuesday, 19 November

words_of_the_day_graphicThis is a digest of our Twitter feed that we email out most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up here for free if you’d like it emailed to you.

Book reviews
Book Review: A photo album, a scrapbook and World War 1

New Releases
Look at these handsome devils! The Penguin Horror series, curated by Guillermo del Toro, just landed.

New Release: Union Jax, by Jax Hamilton (Bateman)

Giveaway: Who Killed Scott Guy? by Mike White @AllenAndUnwin

Booksellers: get in touch with John McIntyre if you want to go to the Wellington Book Trade Christmas Do this Sunday at the Southern Cross.

Book News
Buying an e-reader this Christmas? Go to your local indie & buy a Kobo. They get a cut from books too!

At last the showdown: Eleanor Catton versus Dan Brown.

From around the internet
Publisher BURN! (But not the books. Don’t burn the books, guys). @samelworthy @FergusVUP

Neil Gaiman’s advice to aspiring writers  #NaNoWriMo

What is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year and how is it chosen?

“I’m never clear on how ‘self-help’ differs from ‘help.’ Books help.” Andrew Solomon, By the Book

@vicbooks Living Among the Stacks: the Dream vs. the Reality

Book discovery problems in the e-world…

Please, Will Somebody Re-Design These Covers? | ShelfTalker

Email digest: Tuesday 13 August 2013

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National Poetry Day 2013 events, Friday 16 August
Inequality editor Max Rashbrooke will be speaking tonight in Tauranga, 7pm at the Wesley Centre, 100 13th Avenue
Due to illness, the Vic Books poetry event that was happening tomorrow has been cancelled.

Join Dylan Horrocks, Chris Ranapia and Karen Craig to discuss censorship in literature, 6pm tonight, 6 Upper Queen St

Book News
Paul Jennings & Andrew Weldon discuss their great new series of books
Awa Press’s NZ food memoir still topping the list in Amazon’s ebook store after two and a half months.
The Root: Author Kyra Davis: The Next ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?
Congratulations to Helen Lowe

Awards News
#nzpba Have you put your People’s Choice vote in for the Book Awards yet? Put in to win $1000 of book tokens…
#nzpba Enter our comp and win a copy of Steve Braunias’s finalist book Civilisation

From around the internet
Since it was Enid Blyton’s birthday on 11 August, it’s time for a special flashback: Secret Seven through the years!

Can you guess which author has topped Forbes list of the highest-earning authors in 2013?

On the need to create personal connections between writers and publishers, to inspire readers

Which writer once redesigned their new house to match their old one so their cat wouldn’t feel out of place?

The words that mean the most to writer Al Kennedy

A nice wee editorial about the talented authors in the Hawkes Bay

Check out today’s Tuesday poems here 

National Poetry Day 2013 events, Friday 16 August

We are so impressed with the quantitynzpba2012 and quality of the events happening all over New Zealand to celebrate this National Poetry Day on Friday 16 August, we thought we might do an all-on-one-blog summary of everything that is happening. From sidewalk chalking, to poetry slams; from poetry competition awards events, to journal launches; and from school events to an all out house-party, this Poetry day we’ve got it all.

The event descriptions are shortened versions of what is available here on our calendar. Many of these events you will need to RSVP or register for, please check the full information before heading off on your poetry adventure.

Bay of Plenty
Hawke’s Bay
Kapiti Coast
Hutt Valley

Poetry Phone 309.POEM
Call 09 309 POEM on National Poetry Day

Landmarks with The Literatti
Voyager Maritime Museum, Viaduct, Auckland , 10.00am – 5.00pm
There is a Lunchtime Performance from 12.00 – 1.00pm
Join The Literatti at the Voyager Maritime Museum to experience innovative local performance poetry with a free lunch-time show while an all-day interactive poetry exhibit gives you the rare opportunity to read The Literatti’s work on the page and contribute to a collaborative poem being created by the public throughout the day.

Chalking Station Square Newmarket
Station Square Newmarket, 1.00-2.00pm
All welcome to write poetry on the paving. Chalk provided. Wet or fine. We are supported by Paper Plus (Newmarket).

Poetry Central 2013
Whare Wananga, Level 2, Auckland Central LIbrary, 44-46 Lorne Street, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Celebrate National Poetry Day with wine, poetry, performances, and prizes. Join us in celebrating National Poetry Day and the NZ Electronic Poetry Centre’s 12th birthday with live poetry readings by Janet Charman, Murray Edmond,  Michele Leggott, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Robert Sullivan, and New Zealand Post Book Awards finalists Ian Wedde, and Anne Kennedy.

Minarets Journal
USEC: Union Street Event Centre , 47 Union St, Auckland, 6.30 –10.00pm
Usual Suspects: Minarets 12–13
This National Poetry Day, Minarets Journal celebrates the success of its first year of quarterly publication (Issue 1, Aug 2012 – Issue 4, Jul 2013). This reading event features poets from all four issues.

The Divine Muses X Poetry Reading
Gus Fisher Art Gallery, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland  6.30 – 8.30pm
The Divine Muses, an annual poetry reading featuring a stellar line-up of New Zealand poets. The guest readers for Divine Muses X will be C. K. Stead, Albert Wendt, Riemke Ensing, Kiri Pihana Wong, Siobhan Harvey and MC, Rosetta Allen.

National Poetry Day House Party
Hum Salon, Grafton Bridge, 9.00pm – early hours of Saturday morning
To celebrate National Poetry Day Page2Stage and Printable Reality are hosting a house party at that big old mansion in Grafton. Prepare for adventures around every corner, down every hallway, and spilling out on to the lawn. Featuring arts & crafts with Raewyn Alexander in the Writing Room, and a special spoken word set from the infamous Tourettes in the Reading Room, a night of renegade madness and music awaits. $5 on the door R18

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Open Mic Night
Garden Place Library, 9 Garden Place, Central Hamilton, 6.00 – 9.00pm
Join Poets Alive and special guests for a fantastic evening of poetry at Open Mic Night. Read one of your own or one written by one of your favourite poets or just listen to the work on offer.

Poetry & Spoken Word Slam
Stack, Garden Place Library, 9 Garden Place, Central Hamilton, 6.00 – 9.00pm
Poetry & Spoken Word Slam: Free to enter. Prizes & spot prizes .

Bay of Plenty
Having fun with poetry
Matahui Primary School, 10.00 – 11.00am
A visit to a primary school getting the children involved with different forms of poetry including lots of visual dues and movement.

Katikati Student Writers’ Club
Katikati College, 3.15 – 4.30pm
A visit to an after-school young writers’ group encouraging them to read their favourite poems, create poems and discuss the different forms of poetry.

Open Mic poetry Night at Kumeu Arts Centre
Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Road, Huapai, 7.00 – 9.30pm
To celebrate National Poetry Day 2013 Kumeu Arts Centre is holding a Poetry ‘Open Mic Night’, all welcome to come along and recite your own or your favourite poetry or to hear other poetry. Poet, Dawn Kendall will be M.C for the evening.

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Hawke’s Bay
Napier: Reveal of our Knitted Poem
Beattie & Forbes Booksellers, Napier, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Come and join us to the reveal of our competition winning poem that with community involvement we have had knitted and sewn together. All welcome, drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Wairoa: Freeing your inner poet
Wairoa Arts Society Room, 1:00 – 3.00pm
Freeing your Inner Poet”- a free workshop for beginners. Bring notebook and pen, any poems you have already written, and your sense of fun. Please register by phoning Trish Lambert 06 838 7684

Wairoa: Open Mic event
Vista Motel Lounge, Wairoa, 7.00 – 9.30pm
Nau mai Haere mai. An Open Mic event will be held at the Vista Motel Lounge. Entry is free. Come and read your poems, or just to listen.

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Local poets share their creations
Taupo Post Shop, 12:00 – 1.30pm
Poetry reading in the Post Shop hosted by Live Poets and Postmaster Dennis Jenkins. Come and hear local poets share their creations. Bring along your own to share. All welcome.

Poetry Marathon
Whanganui Regional Museum, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Students from local schools will read original poems. Book vouchers and spot prizes are up for grabs in three age categories.

Street Corner Talking
Mischief on Guyton Cafe, Guyton Street, Whanganui, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Local poets Chris Moisa, Lee ‘Thomo’ Thompson and Airini Beautrais will read their work, accompanied by visual projections.

“16” Free Performance at Gladstone Vineyard
Gladstone Vineyard, Gladstone, 6.00 – 8.30pm
Featuring Agnes Jones, Carterton / Anne Taylor, Greytown / Catherine Day, Gladstone / Clare McLennan-Kissel, Masterton / Gaye Sutton, Carterton / Janette Gerritsen, Masterton / Jo Thorpe, Cape Palliser / Jodie Dalgleish, Kaipororo -Mount Bruce / John Ansell, Martinborough / Justine Eldred, Greytown / Kerry Popplewell, Pahiatua / Madeleine Slavick, Carterton / Mary Buckner, Masterton / Pat White, Gladstone / Rhondda Greig, Matarawa / Simon Fleck, Featherston

Poetry reading and open mic
Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu, 7.00-8.30pm
Poetry reading by Rob Hack followed by Open Mic and announcement of Kapiti Coast District Libraries poetry contest prize-winners.

Hutt Valley
Upper Hutt:13th Annual Poetry Competition Prize Giving
Upper Hutt Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Featuring Glenn Colquhoun and the winners of the Poetry Competition

Lower Hutt:  “Landscapes” Poetry of the river, sea and hills; Poetry reading and open mic
St Marks Church Complex. 58 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, 7.30– 9.30pm
Come and hear poetry of the river, sea and hills. Poets from around the region will read their poetry on the theme of landscapes. We will have an open mic and a place to display your written poetry and any books you have published.

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Finalists in discussion
Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington, 12:00 – 12:45
Join us at lunchtime to hear fiction finalists, Gigi Fenster and Emily Perkins, and winner of the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book for Fiction award, Lawrence Patchett in discussion with Fergus Barrowman of VUP.

Buller’s Birds of New Zealand illustrated talk
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 12:15 – 13:15
Geoff Norman, author of the award-winning Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: the Complete Work of JG Keulemans from Te Papa Press, will give an illustrated talk about the fascinating history of ‘Buller’s Birds’, some of our country’s most recognised and reused images, seen on everything from billboards to cake tins. $5 entry.

Hue & Cry, Selected Poems
The Moorings (31 Glenbervie Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington), 6.00 – 8.00pm
Hue & Cry Selected Poems Award-winning Wellington writers read some of their favourite New Zealand poems in an evening event. Featuring: Lawrence Patchett, Pip Adam, Sarah Jane Barnett, Therese Lloyd, Steven Toussaint, Isobel Cairns, and Rachel Sawaya.

Poetry Flash Mobs
Trafalgar St and Elma Turner Library, 1.00 – 2.00pm
Look out for Nayland College performance students popping up with words and poems on Trafalgar St. near Page & Blackmore Booksellers and at the Elma Turner Library prior to the Open Mic Poetry session!

UBS: Poetry For Lunch
University Bookshop Canterbury, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Featuring Feffrey Paparoa Holman, Bernadette Hall and James Norcliffe will give readings, as will UBS’s 2013 Poetry Competition winner

A Celebration of Hagley Poets
The Writers’ Block, Hagley Community College, Hagley Ave, Christchurch, 6.00 – 7.30pm
Hagley Writers’ Institute invites all poets and lovers of poets to join them in poetry readings to celebrate NZ National Poetry Day. Students and graduates of the Institute have been asked to write poems in response to the artworks which are part of the Outerspaces exhibitions curated by the Chch Art Gallery.

Phantom Billstickers Presents: Kiwi Poets
Addington Coffee Co-op, Christchurch, 7.30pm

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National Poetry Day 2013: Poetry Portal
Port Chalmers Library, Beach Street, Port Chalmers, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles in the company of seven wonderful Dunedin poets, in the cosy confines of Port Chalmers Library. Featuring: Rhian Gallagher, Emma Neale, Vincent O’Sullivan, Brian Turner, Lynley Edmeades, David Goodwin. MC: Sue Wootton

J & K Rolling on Whistle Stop tour
Gore Library Friday 16 August, 10.30am
Winton Library Friday 16 August, 2.00pm
Invercargill Library 17 August, 10.30am
Jenny Powell and Kay McKenzie Cooke will be heading south to celebrate National Poetry Day. Local poets are welcome to participate at each stop. After Jenny and Kay have read they will be happy to answer questions.

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