Thursday, November 5, 2009

Poetry Live November 10th

With guest poet Stephanie Johnson

& guest musician Joanne Chester

Open Mic!

Koha entry

MC Miriam

Stephanie Johnson began her writing career as a poet. She remembers the riotous poetry nights at the Globe in Wakefield Street. Among her other books she has published two volumes of poetry, most recently "Moody Bitch". Stephanie's poems are sometimes political, sometimes personal, and often rude and funny.

Throughout her primary school years Joanne Chester didn't miss an opportunity to learn an instrument and by the age of 12, was a master at violin, recorder, piano, clarinet, trumpet and pacman. At High School, Joanne spent more time in the music department than she spent sleeping, eating and hunting put together (not that she ever went hunting). In August 2007, Joanne joined Queen City Big Band and immediately started touring around the whole of Grey Lynn with the band, both playing trumpet and singing. In spring 2008, she recorded her first acoustic album in a friend's home studio. She has just started recording in a studio in Parnell.


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