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Poets Laureate


Fri 13 May 2011, 5:30pm–6:45pm

Where: Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

This is a rare opportunity to see New Zealand Poets Laureate gather together for a special celebration of the post. Current Poet Laureate Cilla McQueen (2009-2011) joins her predecessors inaugural Poet Laureate Bill Manhire (1997-1999), Elizabeth Smither (2001-2003), Jenny Bornholdt (2005-2007) and Michele Leggott (2008-2009) to perform for ten minutes each, before talking about what it means to hold the title.

Brian Turner (2003-2005) is overseas; and we honour the memory of the late Hone Tuwhare (Poet Laureate 1999-2001).

This free event is supported by the National Library of New Zealand, a group within the Department of Internal Affairs.

The MC for the evening is Fiona Farrell.

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