Tēnā koutou katoa,

Date: Tuesday 25 February

Time: 8pm–11.30pm

Venue: The Thirsty Dog, 469 K Rd, Auckland City

You are warmly invited to the Auckland launch of Ben Brown’s poetry collection, Between the Kindling and the Blaze: reflections on the concept of mana.

Held in conjunction with Poetry Live, with music by Aaron Tokona (AhoriBuzz/Cairo Knife Fight), readings from the book by Ben, poetry open mic, and music open jam after the launch until closing.

To be launched by poet Michelle Bolton

MC: Mr Tim Heath

Set times:

8pm:          1st poetry open mic – all welcome to read (5min time limit)

8.45pm:      Aaron Tokona (music)

9.30pm:     Book launch featuring reading by Ben Brown

10.15pm:    2nd poetry open mic – all welcome to read

11pm:        music open jam – musicians bring your instruments (or your voice!) and jam with Aaron

11.30pm:   close

Poetry Live is an iconic poetry event (running weekly for 30+ years) held every Tuesday night at the Thirsty Dog, cnr Karangahape Rd & Howe St, Auckland City. Street parking free in the evening.

Books will be for sale on the night at a special launch price of $25 (RRP $27.99).

Don’t miss this rare chance to hear Ben read in Auckland.

Hope to see you there.

Ngā mihi, Kiri