Book Launch alert – Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems

Hooray, it’s time for another book launch! This time it’s the Christchurch launch of Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems, which I blogged about back in September. Yes, I am one one-hundred-and-fiftieth of the book that has been the number one bestseller in the New Zealand Fiction lists for the past few weeks. Hooray again!

Editor Paula Green is flying down for the launch, and is in fact doing a bit of a tour of the centres launching the anthology – Wellington’s has been (I think), Auckland’s is not far away, then it’s Dunedin on June 12th and a final flourish in Christchurch on June 14th. We’re each reading our poem/s from the anthology, plus one other love poem from anywhere and anywhen. And because a celebration should be as wide-ranging as possible, a number of other Canterbury poets will also be joining us to read their favourite love poems. Books will be available for purchase, and contributors will be ready to sign copies. It’s going to be a lovely night. Come and join us!

When: 5. 30 pm, Thursday 14th June 2012
Where: Ed Hopper Café & Bar (formerly Technical Books)
The Windmill Centre, 184 Clarence St
Riccarton, Christchurch.

6 Replies to “Book Launch alert – Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems”

  1. I will probably come, but the 5.30 thing drives me nuts – don’t they know some of us have to work? And the five pm traffic on Whiteleigh Ave is absolutely horrendous, so I can imagine it taking at least 45 minutes to get there.
    No doubt that just means I will be late for the drinks and nibbles but not for the reading part – not that I don’t enjoy the reading part, but the drinks and nibbles (and socialising) are fun too

    1. I suspect it’s 5.30 so that everyone can get home in time for dinner, but I know what you mean.
      Unfortunately, I think people may have to buy their own drinks nibbles at the venue – pretty sure this is a nil budget launch. But I could be wrong! And as you say, the chance to socialize is important.

      1. I suspect that the time is partly driven by the owners of the venue, who have to keep their staff on till the event is done so don’t want it to run too late.

  2. You’re right, we had the Wellington one last week. It was a really great format – lots of variety. I’m sure you’ll have a lovely reading.

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