Monday, August 24, 2009

Poetry Live August 25th

Ahoy there Poetry Pirates!

We have some feisty wonders for you this Tuesday at the Thirsty Dog, K Road, 8:00 start. Bring some koha to throw in the hat!

Guest Musician: Anna Kaye Forsythe

Anna Kaye is a talented singer songwriter whose catchy tunes will have you dancing on the tables one second, and deep in contemplation the next. Having regaled us with her poetic skills earlier on this year, she is returning with guitar in hand to share a melody or a few. Check her out on 'Summer Fusion', a compilation made to raise money for Kidney Kids.

Guest Poet: Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace is a poet, DJ, Actor and Artist Manager, in that order. He has been performing poetry for severalyears, although only seriously for around 8 months. A music background has lent an interesting slant to his work - Lee's style is offbeat, refreshing and humorous.Highlights include reading poetry as opening act to NZ music legend Bill Direen. Lee has several upcoming projects in the works so keep an eye out, and enjoy the set

Open mic & Koha entry as usual. You know the drill.

See you all there! And now for something completely different.

Here's something y'all may be interested in. It's not a Po Live event at all, but it sure sounds fun:

Screwed On Creative is a Charitable Trust set up so we can provide an avenue for artists to collaborate together more and be exposed not only as a solo but as a collective. Too many people sit and wait for opportunities to come to them but we want to create them for ourselves as well as provide the chance for people to do the same. Through this organisation we believe we can maximise our exposure within the industry, facilitate artistic projects, and ultimately collaborate and learn. The first project we are working on is a poetry reading. There is so much unseen talent in New Zealand that is underutilised and unappreciated and we want to bring that to light. We are currently organising auditions and then a further poetry reading with an invited audience to increase exposure to high profiles within the industry. Whether its contemporary poets or actors with monologues with a poetical twist or anyone who just wants their say we want to hear it all! We want as many people to audition as possible so we have higher chances of having a rewarding night of entertainment. We'll be holding the poetry reading on Oct 1st at Rannoch, the home of the James Wallace private art collection which will include a tour of the galleries, wine and nibbles etc. Auditions are on the 12th of September at 77 Almorah Rd, Epsom, Auckland in the upper gallery, signs will indicate the way. Contact 021 203 5557 to book an audition time or email Please forward on this message where you think it would be valued.

Take it easy!

Murray LeePoetry Live MC

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