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Rising Stars Event – Lunchtime reading 11 May 2017

The Athenaeum held a lovely lunchtime reading of five young poets as part of the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.  Otago Access Radio is doing a series called Profile of 20 Young Poets and the Youth Co-ordinator Domi Angelo-Laloli organised for some of them to give a public reading.  There was a hush in the… Read More

Dunedin High Schools 2nd Annual Poetry Slam

On Wednesday night an excited group of poetry lovers gathered to perform and listen to mostly original poetry at the Athenaeum Library. Last years Secondary schools Poetry Slam was so popular they decided to hold it again. We had fewer people attending this time which was a pity because we all agreed that the standard… Read More

Writers & Readers Festival Poetry Slam

On Saturday the library was heaving with young people all enjoying the theatre of live performance poetry. Brave young poets bared their souls to a supportive audience and by the end of the night it was hard to tell which group was more elated by the experience.

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