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Wellington Pub Poets' Society


Sat 31 May 2014, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Ed Hopper Cafe, 184 Clarence St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: radicalrandi

The Wellington Pub Poets' Society is a group of absurdly attractive performers. Their poetry isn't half bad either. When they're not furiously scribbling rhymes over pints, they're performing their wild, witty, heartfelt assortment of verse. 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 actually interesting.

Hosted by Lyttleton Poets, they will be join by local talent. An excellent way to begin your Saturday night!

$5 at the door

Individual bios for the Wellington Pub Poets' Society:

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.

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 realize theirs. One day she'll finish her novel. It's brilliant, you'll see.

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

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.

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