The South Auckland Poets Collective and P-Town Poets Society have come together for two exciting shows in Wellington on 20 November 2010.
Art venues at Te Papa and Pataka will set the scene for the collaborative, a first in New Zealand for poetry.
“This collaboration is all about supporting each other in our art form. In terms of demographics, we have much in common and it’s that commonality that has drawn us together. This is cutting edge for poetry in NZ, collaborations are few and far between,” says Daren Kamali, founder of South Auckland Poets Collective.
Earlier in the year, Kamali’s team was successful in launching their first publication and DVD “Something Worth Reading”. The P-Town Poets Society was formed two years ago by founder Florence Aiono and has held community workshops and performances over the past year.
“To have Daren and the team come to Wellington and do a collaborative with us is a real booster to our team. We have so many wordsmiths working in isolation and our message is to join forces and work together to encourage growth and development. It’s village community working at its best,” says Aiono.
The main event at Pataka is set to be a full house with high interest from the community, the arts fraternity and media due to the successes of South Auckland Poets Collective and the desire to grow its sister-city poets.
The poetry gigs on Saturday 20 November 2010 are:
Te Papa Museuma
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Pataka Cultural Centre
6.30pm – 8,00pm
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