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A House of Verse

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

In her generous new work of creative scholarship, Wild Honey, poet and anthologist Paula Green surveys New Zealand’s women poets, from the first published to the most recent bright lights. In conversation with poets Kiri Piahana-Wong and Sue Wootton, Paula walks us through the figurative house she has created to discuss and assess the many important women who have contributed to New Zealand’s poetic canon.

Paula Green is a poet, blogger (Poetry Shelf) and anthologist. In 2017, she was admitted to the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Poetry and Literature and received the Prime Minister’s Award for Poetry. She has two new poetry collections:

Kiri Piahana-Wong is a poet and editor, and is the publisher at Anahera Press. Her first poetry collection, Night Swimming, was released in 2013; a second book, Tidelines, is due out next year.

Sue Wootton is an award-winning Dunedin-based writer whose work has been described as inventive, big hearted and well crafted. Her novel, Strip, was longlisted in the 2017 Ockham NZ Book Awards, and her fifth poetry collection, The Yield, was a finalist in the 2018 awards.

Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions $120.00 | $100 concession
Individual Sessions $18.00 | $15 concession
4 Session Pass | $60 | $50 concession
Tickets available from iTICKET*

A delicious lunch catered by Loaves and Fishes Online orders essential: by 1 September | $22

*transaction fees apply

Earlier Event: 7 September
Unwinding Geographies
Later Event: 7 September
A New Son Rising