Join us for this very special event. A panel discussion with poetry readings. German and New Zealand poets respond to the Transit of Venus 2012 celebrations at Tolaga Bay, exploring the process of writing about this extraordinary astronomical phenomenon. Co-organised by the Goethe Institut, New Zealand, with funding from the German Federal Foreign Office.
The poets are Hinemoana Baker, Glenn Colquhoun, Chris Price, Uwe Kolbe, Brigitte Oleschinski, and Ulrike Almut Sandig. Chair Bill Manhire.
For the second part of this reciprocal exchange, the German and New Zealand poets will meet again in October in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, working together in a translation workshop organised by Literaturwerkstatt, and presenting the results at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012.