VERSE night: Thurs 1st September, 7-8.30pm

Come along for a great evening featuring:
Poetry readings by Bernadette Hall & Kerrin P. Sharpe
Performance by Reuben Todd
$7 waged, $5 unwaged

vn4bernie-sqBernadette Hall lives in a renovated bach at Amberley Beach, North Canterbury. Best known for her poetry, her most recent collections are Life & Customs,  VUP 2013 and Maukatere, floating mountain,  Seraph Press 2016, which includes beautiful drawings by the Wellington artist, Rachel O’Neill. In 2006 she edited Like Love Poems’, unpublished poems by her friend, the Whanganui artist, Joanna Margaret Paul. In 2015 she collaborated with the Christchurch artist, Robyn Webster, in an exhibition, ‘Matakaea, Shag Point’, which was displayed in the Ashburton Art Gallery. In the same year she was honoured with the Prime Minister’s Award for poetry.


Kerrin P. Sharpe’s first book three days in a wishing well was published by Victoria University Press (VUP) in 2012. In 2013 a group of her poems was included in the UK publication Oxford Poets 13 (Carcanet). A second book there’s a medical name for this was published by VUP in 2014 and her third collection rabbit rabbit (also published by VUP) has just been published this year (July 2016).

Reuben Todd: ‘I live in Otautahi Christchurch. In February I performed Silent Moon, a solo physical theatre piece, at the New Zealand Fringe Festival. I’ve recently released an EP, Stalking Horse & L’Éminence Grise, which plays with binaural 3D! audio (and fidelity to the ocean). I’m working on a novella, a kind of ornate shenanigan. I’ve been scratching away at an audio web series with writer/artist/filmmaker Rachel O’Neill. is my website, mmm, but if it doesn’t work, I haven’t yet figured out how to make it…’