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The Mysteries of the Poetic Universe Revealed!

THE 2nd WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL 7-11 OCTOBER, 2004

70 Wilkie Cres., Lower Hutt Telephone: 4-5771747 poetfest@paradise.net.nz www.poetryfestival.org.nz

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SECOND WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL, 7-11 OCTOBER, 2004

The Mysteries of the Poetic Universe Revealed!

International poets from far and wide gather in Wellington to celebrate poetry, people and human rights.

NEVER BEFORE IN NEW ZEALAND:

Louise Warren - A French-speaking poet from Quebec!

Antoinette Villamil - A Spanish-speaking poet from Colombia!

Andres Ehin - A Japanese-speaking poet from Estonia!

Sunil Gangopadhyay - A Hindi-speaking poet from India!

Karin Bellman - A Swedish-speaking poet from Sweden!

Hansjörg Schertenleib - A Gaelic-speaking poet from Switzerland!

Come and hear something different! Poets in their native tongues, with English interpreters.

A once only opportunity to hear such a diverse and interesting range of poets .

Come and hear their stories, told in poetries - beautiful, moving, thought-provoking.

Featuring a major New Launch Event at Pataka in Porirua: Thursday, 7 October at 6:30 p.m.

Music, Audio -Visual Displays & Much More.

Visiting poets from overseas welcomed and introduced.

Plus new event venues outside Wellington City:

Upper Hutt Library - 8:00p.m. Friday, 8 October

Paekakariki Community Hall - 7:30 p.m. Monday, 11 October

The identities of other participating poets, including poet laureates, globe-trotting celebrities on various magical mystery tours will be revealed in due course.

Watch this space or check out our website at: www.poetryfestival.org.nz

email us at: poetfest@paradise.net.nz


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