Dan Davin Poetry Festival

Program of the Festival

Thursday, 6th June

Poetry Event at Gore Library
Touring poets Kay McKenzie Cooke and Jenny Powell will read and discuss their writing. Local poets are invited to read their work in the Open Mic section.
📍 Gore Library
🕒 11:30 am

Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion
Join Sara Hirsch, David Eggleton, Kay McKenzie Cooke, and Jenny Powell for an engaging poetry reading and panel discussion.
📍 Invercargill Library Meeting Room
🕒 7 pm
🎟️ Koha entry


Friday, 7th June

Creative Poetry Workshop with Ingrid Campbell
This creative poetry workshop takes you on a journey of self-discovery, exploring your own uniqueness and what makes you, you! You will be guided to express yourself through both words and imagery before creating a poem piece of your own and then one with the collective.
📍 Invercargill Library Meeting Room
🕒 4 pm – 6 pm
🎟️ Koha entry
📧 Register by email


Saturday, 8th June

Poetry Writing Workshop with Sara Hirsch
Have you always wanted to learn how to write poetry? Have you been writing for ages and would love the chance to get some tips and tricks? Whatever your background and experience, everyone is welcome at this inclusive workshop, from newbies to the poetry obsessed.
📍 Invercargill Library Meeting Room
🕒 9 am – 11 am
💵 $20 (or both workshops for $30)

Poetry Performance Workshop with Sara Hirsch
Taking words from the page to the stage! Whether you are new to the microphone or a seasoned slam poet, this performance workshop is for you. Join UK Slam Champion Sara Hirsch for an inclusive, fun, and interactive session centered around poetry in performance.
📍 Invercargill Library Meeting Room
🕒 12 – 2 pm
💵 $20 (or both workshops for $30)

Poetry Showcase
Hear local poets perform alongside our visiting poets.
📍 Invercargill Library Meeting Room
🕒 6 pm
🎟️ Koha entry

To book the workshops and for more information, please email dandavin@xtra.co.nz or visit Poetry Festival 2024 – DAN DAVIN LITERARY FOUNDATION.