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A poetry symposium at the University of Canterbury
21 – 23 April 2005

Fugacity 05


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Lives there still a Japanese artist
Who, with his paint brush, could make us tremble
To see those lines, those tenuous colours
Spring again vibrant as I now see them springing
in their fugacity?

Ursula Bethell         


Canterbury English and the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre ( nzepc ) present three days of readings, launches, discussion and digital outreach with Christchurch poets, student writers and guest readers.

Featuring Tusiata Avia, Victoria Broome, Fiona Farrell, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, David Gregory, Bernadette Hall, Michael Harlow, Claire Hero, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Jan Hutchison, Michele Leggott, Graham Lindsay, Selina Marsh, John Newton, James Norcliffe and Konai Helu Thaman.

Bring a poem on a disk for posting to the online anthology, or send it in by email. Help launch the work of Ursula Bethell into cyberspace. Hear a dozen poets deliver five-minute bytes in real time. Contribute to New Brighton open mic and beach text event. Join poets Hall, Harlow, Leggott and Norcliffe as they launch new books and associated web pages



PROGRAMME

Venues

Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury, Arts Rd   364 2957
University Book Shop, University Dr   348 8579
SOFA Gallery, Arts Centre, Rolleston Ave   385 0192
Madras Cafe Book Shop, 165 Madras St   365 8585
New Brighton Public Library, 213 Marine Pde   941 7947


Thursday 21 April

  Mihi
10.00 – 12.00 Collaborative writing event. Michael Harlow, poets and creative writing students produce a contribution to the online anthology by 12 noon everybody’s autobiography to the bird sound of rain
1.00 – 2.30

Konai Helu Thaman seminar  
Venue: Macmillan Brown 208

2.40 – 3.00

Symposium welcome and opening of nzepc’s online anthology FUGACITY 05. Email contributions to nzepc@auckland.ac.nz or bring a poem on a disk to any symposium event 21 – 23 April
Venue: Macmillan Brown 208

3.00 – 5.00

Digital poetics seminar
Chair: Michele Leggott
Speakers: Selina Marsh, Producing a Pasifika Poetry Website
Dave Ciccoricco, At Home on the Screen: Kinetics and Codeworks
Brian Flaherty, The Poet’s Digital Toolbox
Paula Green, Poetry on the Pavement
Venue: Macmillan Brown 208

5.30 – 7.00

Canterbury University Press book launch James Norcliffe along Blueskin Road
Venue: University Book Shop

8.30 – 10.00

FUGITIVES 05  
Canterbury creative writing: poetry students reading

MC: Claire Hero and poets Barry Amer, Sacha Bradford, Mia Colberts, Sarah Fisk, Linda Hart, Adele Jones, Erin Kavanagh, Pieta Pemberton, Ellen Stevenson, Kerri Sullivan, Hadley Thom, Georgina Titheridge and Julianne Munro
Venue: SOFA Gallery

Friday 22 April  
1.00 – 2.00

Bernadette Hall and Michael Harlow nzepc author page launches
Waiata Powhiri
Venue: Macmillan Brown 208

2.30 – 4.00

Ursula Bethell nzepc author page and online exhibition launch ‘SUN WENT BEHIND A CLOUD Jan 24, 6pm’: 14 watercolours by Ursula Bethell Exhibition
Speakers: Bronwyn Lloyd, Introduction
Bernadette Hall, The Woolshed, ‘Ursula, Oriana and The Ice’
Venue: Macmillan Brown 208

Paintings, photographs and manuscripts from the Mary Ursula Bethell Papers and associated collections will be on display in the Macmillan Brown Library 21 April – 21 May

5.30 – 7.00

Auckland University Press book launch Michael Harlow Cassandra’s Daughter and Michele Leggott Milk and Honey
Venue: Madras Cafe Book Shop

8.30 – 10.30

Fugacity 13 x 5 reading at SOFA Gallery
MC: John Newton and poets Tusiata Avia, Victoria Broome, Fiona Farrell, Brian Flaherty, Paula Green, David Gregory, Bernadette Hall, Michael Harlow, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Jan Hutchison, Michele Leggott, Graham Lindsay and James Norcliffe

Saturday 23 April  
10.00 – 12.00

Fugacity Open Mic Poetry at New Brighton Public Library
MC: Steve Thomas and all comers. Sign in from 9.45 am
Construction of sand text on the beach by Christchurch artist Katharina Jaeger, Tony Bond and team
Launch of FUGACITY 05 online anthology at 12 noon

12.15 Beach picnic finale (weather permitting).
BYO beach rug and a picnic lunch near the Pier

I am fugitive, I am very fugitive
Ursula Bethell

Links

University of Canterbury English and the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) at the University of Auckland


 

 



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