Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Transit of Venus book launch

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.

Refreshments will be served following the event.  Attendance is free but reservations are recommended. Please place reservation here.

Transit of Venus / Venustransit will be available for purchase courtesy of Vic Books p/b $30

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