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Golden Bay Live Poets

Love to see you at GB Live Poets, on Thursday 20 October - kicking off at 7.30 p.m.


Hello GB Live Poets friends and supporters,


Four Poetry Slam champions will be gracing the stage at GB Live Poets at the Mussel Inn two Thursdays from today. International poets Carrie Rudzinski and Ken Arkind will be showcasing their award winning talent and Mark Raffills will be coming down from the big smoke to be our MC. We will also be treated to songs from Redwood (yes! songs!) who will open the evening with her guitar.


Carrie Rudzinski and Ken Arkind  are our guests, having kris-crossed countries, time zones and American National Poetry Slam Championships to get here. Named “Best Female Poet” at her first national poetry competition in 2008, Carrie Rudzinski was ranked 4th in the world at the 2014 Women of The World Poetry Slam. Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and has performed his work in 49 US States, 6 countries and at over 200 colleges and universities. “If we could bottle the hallelujah on the inside of this guy's windpipe there'd be more believers in poetry than there are in Jesus, who coincidently was the last hairy guy to talk this good,” says reviewer Andrea Gibson. 


Redwood, our local performance poet, will be stepping out of her usual forest of words for a rare appearance sharing original poem songs on guitar, “a.k.a. conquering my fear of singing and playing guitar in public!” says she.


Open Mic. New and seasoned performers alike are given the opportunity to present their poems and songs to the delight and entertainment of the audience. Poets and singers can register on the night.

Koha entry.


For further information please contact:

Rose Michel von Dreger:



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