Join us for a great night out with New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton, together with poets Michael O'Leary, Jenny Powell, Kay McKenzie Cooke, and MC Marty Smith. Be moved by the raw experience of poetry read aloud.

Celebrating the NZ Poet Laureate

Poets Night Out is a celebratory event for the NZ Poet Laureate David Eggleton. Celebrate and enjoy the spoken word. David will be joined by guest poets:

  • Michael O’Leary (the Earl of Seacliff)
  • Jenny Powell, and
  • Kay McKenzie Cooke

This is part of a very special literary event in Hawkes Bay — the presentation of the handcrafted tokotoko to the current NZ Poet Laureate which David will receive in a special ceremony earlier in the day at Matahiwi Marae.

"The authenticity of the emotion in a poem speaks more profoundly now than ever." D. Eggleton

Saturday 10th October 7.30pm
Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts and Events Centre

Presented by Hawke's Bay Readers & Writers Trust and The National Library of New Zealand.

David Eggleton
Kay McKenzie Cooke
Michael O'Leary
Jenny Powell