photos from The Lustre Jug launch

Apologies for the wobbly nature of some of the photos – I didn't want to use the flash, so I was forced to use an empty wineglass as a tripod. (Well, eventually it was an empty wineglass …) Clicking on thumbnails will open a larger image in another window. Enjoy.

’tis the season for booklaunches (trala lala la lala la la)

There must be something in the water. Honestly, for a cultural wasteland, Christchurch has a lot going on at the moment! Tonight is the launch of Bernadette Hall's 9th poetry collection, The Lustre Jug (Victoria University Press, rrp $24.99). It's being held in the TelstraClear Club, right in front of the Cathedral. Geoff Cochrane will …