Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Writers and Readers event for the victims of the CHCH earthquake

I'm an organizer for a Writers and Readers event to be held city wide Friday, March 25th from 6pm to 8pm,  with proceeds to go to Red Cross fund for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

The event will have:

  • a set list of writers reading from their work
  • poetry readings
  • refreshments available
  • an open mic session for anyone who wishes to read

We're looking for:

volunteers to help with set up
volunteers to help on the day, prepare and sell refreshments
writers to read
writers to have a go at the open mike
volunteers to help with transport on the day

The venue will be multiple libraries across the Auckland region. Auckland City Libraries are looking to host at all 55 of their sites. Here's the link to the Facebook page set up to gather volunteers.
Writers and Readers event for CHCH earthquake victims

If you prefer, either email myself at or Maggie Tarver of the NZSA at 

It strikes me that each of us is best served doing what we do, as an offering. So coming to the event to listen to the readings and bringing a koha is a contribution, as we cant all be rescuers in the rubble. Artists can create their art in dedication, singers sing, writers write. I can't fly a helicopter, but I can read to an audience. So we should encourage all who feel the need to have their voice heard, have a chance to do so.  

Please circulate over your networks and let us know if you can help.


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