NATIONAL POETRY DAY OPEN MIC

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27 AUGUST 6:30-8:00PM

THE LONG ROOM, WINTEC HOUSE

ANGLESEA ST

Free event

Calling all poets and poetry lovers! Help us celebrate National Poetry Day by reading one of your own original poems or sharing a favourite NZ poem at our open mic event.

 

Your poem needs to be reasonably short (no longer than an A4 page or one minute when read aloud) with one poem per person please. Content should be suitable for a general audience.

 

Spaces are strictly limited so arrive early to sign up! Registration is on a first in, first served basis. Parking is available in Ward and Nisbet Streets and in the Wintec parking building accessed through Ward St. 

 

Our MC for the evening will be Nick Clothier.

 

Nick has lived in Hamilton for twenty one years in a state he increasingly describes as “on purpose”. He has recently stopped being a teacher and has begun a life of working in the social sector.
He has written quite large parts of quite a few plays and novels but has generally been stopped in these endeavours by a paralysing terror of criticism.
Nick is micro-hamilton-famous is in his theatrical/performance work in such plays as Spring Awakenings and God of Carnage where he was able to exorcise some of the worst excesses of his personality in a safe, supportive and understanding environment.

Nick very much enjoys singing as well. His most recent singery was at the Gardens Festival where he approximated some soul and blues standards with the Malcolm Barr Big Band.
There was a time when Nick was a two poem-a-day-writing-addict but he is now in recovery. He does, however, sneakily act as an enabler to real poets.

He reads. A lot.

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NICK CLOTHIER

MC

Nick has lived in Hamilton for 21 years in a state he increasingly describes as “on purpose”. He has recently stopped being a teacher and has begun working in the social sector.
Nick is micro-Hamilton-famous in his theatrical/performance work in such plays as Spring Awakenings and God of Carnage where he was able to exorcise some of the worst excesses of his personality in a safe environment. Nick enjoys singing as well, most recently approximating some soul and blues standards with the Malcolm Barr Big Band at the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival.
There was a time when Nick was a two poem-a-day-writing-addict but he is now in recovery. He does, however, sneakily act as an enabler to real poets. 

He reads. A lot.