NZSA Open Mic Night | 26 Aug

Where: Vic Books Pipitea

When: Thursday 26th August, 2021

Time: Doors 5:30pm; 6pm start

Come and join the NZ Society of Authors at Vic Books Pipitea for National Poetry Day for a spectacular open mic night, featuring farmer and poet Tim Saunders. Bring your own poem and read it at the event or listen to the wonderful poets of our city.
Please let the NZSA know via if you intend to read a poem. Don't worry, you can always decide to go up spontaneously.

A little shy about speaking in front of a crowd? Send us your poem via and they will showcase it on Facebook on the 27th.

Doors will open around 5.30pm, with the poems starting at 6pm. A koha of 3$ for members and 5$ for non-members is most welcome.

About the NZSA: 

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa is the principal representative for the professional interests of writers.  Protecting basic rights to freedom of expression, working to improve income and conditions, promoting Aotearoa New Zealand writing and literary culture. Developing and creating a community for writers.

About National Poetry Day:

First established in 1997, National Poetry Day is a one-day national poetry event extravaganza held on a Friday in late August each year. In 2021, the date for Phantom National Poetry Day is Friday 27th August.

It's an event that always has something for everybody, from seasoned poets, to total newbies, to the simply-a-bit-curious! 2020's celebration turned out to be the most unique and intrepid National Poetry Day so far, with numerous in-person events supplemented by many online and socially-distanced endeavours!