Off to Gisborne for fun and a poetry reading
Books for sale: I’m off to Gisborne for a reading on Monday 6 May 2019 at Marvellous Muir’s Bookshop and cafe. And for fun with friends. Hoping for a sea swim or two. Bye now!
Update: a perfect holiday in and around Gisborne
Home again now, and here’s a quick report. Perfect weather, endless beach, two sea swims, a Moana Maniopoto concert, yoga class, inspiring conversation, and a detour to the Morere hot pools among old nikau palms. Topped off by my friend’s speeding ticket which almost became something worse when the police officer’s breathalyser was triggered by a bag of feijoas 🙂 (Driver was sober, car was drunk on fruit perfume.)
As for the reading, here’s the Gisborne Herald report. (I thought the audience, venue, and host were all marvellous.)
10 thoughts on “Off to Gisborne for fun and a poetry reading”
Wonderful poster … have fun…. I imagine it will be a quick dip , chilly and life giving, Myrax
Thanks Myra! Fingers crossed for the swim.
Make the event look good
But really, Rache,l you should
–to be concise–
lay off the wine
Until you’ve been able to sign
With a flourish all those books
Which your guests will have stood
In long lines for,
Their expectations sunny.
But then it might be nice
If you were to get funny
That way, thereby adding spice
To an evening at the bookstore,
And maybe even entice
The unenlightened to cough up more
Of their not-meant-for poetry money..
(I surely would)
* * *
The years have been good to you, and from reading the flyer I can see that you have been good to the years..No doubt they have been grateful for your contributions. Keep on going!
To be concise/ that’s good advice. Thank you Somebody!
Muirs Bookshop and Cafe is a favourite stop when we are in Gisborne visiting rellies. Have fun as I am sure you will. Not so confident that the swim will be enjoyable!
The swim will happen but may be short..
Good luck with the swim – sounds rather too cold for me … but have a wonderful time – sounds like it’ll be ideal, and is the kind of event that suits you … congratulations – with all the poetry and all the book signing … lots to be done! Cheers Hilary
You don’t manage to look too strident in that lovely photo.
Any feminist was a strident feminist in those days 🙂