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Sat 5 Sep 2009, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: SWPR Ltd

The Sixth Annual Going West Poetry Slam takes place on Saturday 5 September at Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
With a first prize purse of $500, the event draws poets from around the country to put their rhyme on the line and slam with the best.
And if you’re too shy to take to the stage, cheer on the contestants. The action all gets underway at 7pm and entry is just $10 on the door.
This year marks 14 years since the Going West Books and Writers Festival 2009 was first started. The festival started in August with the sold-out season of Krishnan’s Dairy, and has included exhibitions, workshops and a writers in schools programme.
The highlight of the festival is the Literary Weekend ‘By Buy Bye The Book’ which takes place at Titirangi War Memorial Hall on September 11-13 and features leading contemporary New Zealand writers and wordsmiths as well as the world premiere of new poetry/music production North:South and a one night only performance of the award-winning Te Radar’s Eating The Dog.
The festival ends with Storyfest – a free family event at Kelston Community Centre on Saturday 26 September.
For the full programme and details on Going West Books and Writers Festival 2009, visit

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