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Live at The Library Bar + Going West Poetry Slam Heat # 3

Live at The Library Bar + Going West Poetry Slam Heat # 3

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  • Wed 31 Aug ’11, 7:30pm


The Library Bar, 1 Pakenham Street East, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A regular monthly evening of tantalising tunes and seductive stanzas at the cosiest bar in town.

The last Wednesday of every month.

It’s a Wednesday night in late August and the perfect opportunity to do something different. Imagine settling in to a cosy armchair with a glass of wine, being warmed by enigmatic songs and passionate prose. Imagine the delight in diversity as poets, musicians and comedians alike, all take to the mic so you can savour some of the flavours that are Auckland’s spoken word talent.

If you have already been to a Live event, then you know why everyone’s talking about it. If you haven’t, then July 27th is the opportunity not to be missed. Printable Reality’s latest monthly event is fast becoming a favourite with its diverse open mic complimenting special guest performers. Michelle Bolton is the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

Book-lined walls, retro paintings, plush sofas and morish tapas are just some of the highlights at The Library Bar. This unique and welcoming bar is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst all who discover it. The Library Bar is excited to be able to offer Aucklanders a venue for unique events.

Special guests:
Gerry-Rooderkerk’s versatility has seen her perform in many different line-ups & situations in her 15 years in Auckland; from covers stalwarts ‘The Scanners’, ‘Early Warning’ and ‘Kick’, she also formed ‘Star Cross’d’, an acoustic duo that still gigs regularly 10 years on, her own reggae outfit ‘The Copicats’ and her own originals project, ‘Peepshow’.

Alexandra Fraser used to be a science teacher, now she answers the phone in a doctors office, spends too much time on Facebook and when it rains she writes poetry. She has published in Landfall, Takahe, Poetry NZ and in the anthologies Our Own Kind and Just Another Fantastic Anthology, Auckland in Poetry and Moments in the Whirlwind.

Surprise performance by international poet.

Going West Poetry Slam #3:
A featured event of the Going West Books and Writers Festival 2011, the Poetry Slam brings together all walks and all talks.

This year, Going West Poetry Slam mistress Sian Northfield teams up with Printable Reality for a memorable night of poetry, music and sizzling competition. Live at the Library Bar is a regular spoken word event that this week replaces its open mic slot to encompass Heat Three of the Going West Festival Poetry Slam.

No cover charge for Poetry Slam entrants.

Registrations for Heat Three at The Library Bar from 7.00pm. The slam starts at 9.30pm. For those who enjoy the drama of performance, put your rhyme on the line and come and slam with the best at the eighth annual Going West Books and Writers Festival Poetry Slam Heat Two.

Prepare two original poems that do not exceed 3 minutes each, one poem per round, possible two rounds. No props, no music, no costumes, only one entry per person. The winner and two runners-up will go through to the finals. The finalists will need two further original poems, no repeats, for the Going West Poetry Slam Final at the Titrangi War Memorial Hall, 3rd September.

For more information or to pre-register for the Library Bar Heat, or any other Poetry Slam Heat, contact Sian Northfield 021803108. See the Going West website and Facebook page for information about other Heats.

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