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Wellington Pub Poets and Lyttleton Poets in Soap Box Slam

When:

Sun 1 Jun 2014, 8:30pm–10:30pm

Where: Civil & Naval, 16 London St, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: radicalrandi

After performing with this exceptionally creative and likeable bunch of poets in Wellington over the summer, the Lyttleton Poets extended the invitation to host them. They are some of the country's finest examples of the Spoken Word performance style known as ‘Slam Poetry’. The performers are Michael Howard, Randi Janelle, Michael Gray, and Ben Fagan.

Each of these artists are fully tuned into their creative side, whether it be poetry, prose, illustration, photography, theatre or music, to see them perform is truly inspiring.

The group includes members of Wellington’s Poetry in Motion, 1st and 3rd place in 2013’s NZ Poetry Slam, 1st place in the NZ Limerick Death Match, and feature artists in poetry festivals around Australasia.

The Lyttelton Poets will be in jumping up from time to time to throw a bit of fuel on the fire.

Free entry, 8.30 start, come early for dinner and secure a seat, this will be a fun one.

Group Bio…

The Wellington Pub Poets' Society (in four part barmony) is a group of absurdly attractive poetry performers. When they're not furiously scribbling rhymes over pints, they're performing their wild, witty, heartfelt assortment of verse, in the corner of any bar or cafe that will have them. A night with this quirky lot is sure to entertain and captivate. The members of the WPPS are a bit like those interesting people you meet in bars, only this lot are actually interesting.

Individual Bios...

Michael Howard-

To be as objective as possible in writing his bio, Michael Howard looked to Wikipedia for an accurate description of himself. The page Michael Howard
(disambiguation) gave the occupations of, it's safe to assume, all the world's Michael Howards. These were: British politician, filmmaker, American actor, comedian, Irish politician, historian, Earl of Suffolk, musician, software security expert, fencer, footballer and baseball player. Somewhat confusingly, 'total babe' wasn't on the list. At this point Michael concluded that he must be the Earl of Suffolk.

Randi Janelle-

Randi Janelle is on an extended OE in NZ, and is pretty happy about that considering she didn't know what an OE was before leaving the U.S. She's fallen pretty hard for performance poetry the last few years, and has participated in several Wellington slams, even winning a couple. Her chapbook is titled, "Made with Love, Living, and Chocolate" and looks suspiciously like a Whittaker's chocolate bar. She's a dreamer supreme and wants to help others realise theirs. One day she'll finish her novel. It's brilliant, you'll see.

Michael Gray-

Furry-faced fop and and spoken word poet Michael Gray has been performing regularly in Wellington for the last two years. He was featured on TV3′s
Nightline for winning the 2013 Limerick Death Match and recently came 3rd at the 2013 NZ Poetry Slam final. Coincidentally, he's also the third worst
person you have met.

Ben Fagan-

Ben Fagan is a performance poet who eagerly explores the relationship between comedy and poignancy. Fascinated in the rhythms of storytelling, he plans to surf the language swells from stage to stage. Ben has a book and a website, both can be found at benfagan.co.nz