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Third Wellington International Poetry Festival

Third Wellington International Poetry Festival

Wellington 3-7 November 2005

Main Venues: Te Papa/ The Marae, City Art Gallery, Upper Hutt Library, Lower Hutt Library, Pataka Museum and Paekakariki Hall.

Now in it’s third year, the Wellington International Poetry Festival, has become an icon event of Wellington city, adding a focus on poetry and peace to its exciting and varied cultural calendar. The festival has as its central theme Disarmament and Peaceful Dialogue.

WIPF offers a plethora of events to stimulate, educate, entertain and celebrate cultural diversity and peaceful poetic dialogue. The events are highly accessible and diverse; most are free of charge and at various times of the day and evening, promising everyone a chance to come and experience the Festival.

Hinemoana Baker (NZ)/ Prabal Basu (India)/Grant Caldwell (Australia)/Jim Christy(Canada)/John Dean (Ireland)/ Doc Drumheller(USA-NZ)/Andrew Fagan (NZ)/ Sam Hamill (USA)/Olivia McCassey (NZ)/Ban'ya Natsuishi (Japan)/James Norcliffe/Vincent O’Sullivan (NZ)/Angelina Polonskaya/ Elizabeth Smither(NZ)/Carmen Tafolla (Mexico-USA)/Tendo Taijin (Japan)/Denys Trussell (NZ) & Ahmed Zaoui (Algeria)
Best wishes from the team at the Third Wellington International Poetry Festival


ENDS


The 3rd Wellington International Poetry Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Japan Foundation, Wellington City Council, Community First, NZ Community Trust, Creative Communities NZ, Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City, Porirua City Council, Kapiti Coast District Council, The Pelorus Trust, The Phoenix Trust, Sargood Bequest,The Southern Trust, Peter & Mary Biggs and all other friends and supporters.

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