Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
In 2012 as part of New Zealand’s
Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour programme, three German and three New
Zealand poets took part in a unique cultural exchange when they came
together in Tolaga Bay to witness the Transit of Venus astronomical
phenomenon. The creative fruits of their shared experience has now been
assembled into a poetry collection.
Goethe-Institut, Royal Society of New Zealand and Victoria University
Press warmly invite you to a reading and launch event for the Transit of Venus /
Venustransit poetry collection.
6pm on Tuesday 23 February at the Royal Society of New Zealand, 11
Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington
The event will include a video performance from Berlin-based poets
Hinemoana Baker and Ulrike Almut Sandig, live readings from poets Chris
Price and Glenn Colquhoun and a conversation about the 2012 Transit of
Venus celebrations and the eco-restoration Uawanui Project that provided
the impetus for this multi-layered international poetry
collaboration. Chaired by Dr Lydia Wevers FRSNZ and member of the
Transit of Venus Forum steering committee.