Thursday 9th December, 6pm - tickets available now!

Our annual celebration of National Poetry Day has been postponed to December (subject to us being in alert level 1)

Poetry and jazz fuse as a dozen pitch-perfect poets pit their prose against an intoxicating set of instrumentalists. Be entertained, be wined and dined, and immerse yourself in the joy of poetry.

Our special guests this year include:

Emma Neale - Sophia Wilson - Megan Kitching - Majella Cullinane - Liz Breslin - Talia Marshall - Lynley Edmeades - Emer Lyons - Richard Reeve -, Victor Billot - Jenny Powell - Kay McKenzie Cooke - Diane Brown - Michelle Elvy

With music by the Bill Martin Jazz trio

Book your seat: ticket includes wine/beer/soft drinks and a selection of savoury and sweet dishes served to the table (please email to advise of any dietary requirements when booking)

Tickets: $15 available from Dunedin City Library (03 474 3690 or

PRIOR BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as this is a catered event – sorry, no walk-ins on the night

(tickets can be reserved but must be paid for and collected in person within 48 hours)

Presented by Dunedin Public Libraries in partnership with Otago-Southland NZ Society of Authors and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature with the support of Phantom National Poetry Day and University Bookshop Otago

With grateful thanks to Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature for their generous sponsorship for this event

*poetic licence: actually stops by 8pm

We recommend that you follow the events page on our website or our Facebook page for up-to-date information on events during higher alert levels. Dunedin Public Libraries are not able to host events or programming in alert level 2