Dr. Jack Ross reading as part of ‘Poetry Central’ for National Poetry Day.

Jack Ross (2002)









For ‘National Poetry Day this Friday – Dr. Jack Ross will be reading some poetry at the Central Library as part of ‘Poetry Central’. The readings are free and start at 6pm.

When: Friday 22 August, 6pm
Where: Central City Library, Waitemata room, Level 3
Cost: Free

Auckland Libraries and the nzepc (the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre) invite you to celebrate National Poetry Day with an evening of readings.

This event will be accompanied by birthday festivities for nzepc and fabulous poetry posters from Phantom Billstickers.

There will be readings by Michele Leggott, Makyla Curtis, Murray Edmond, Ya-Wen Ho, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Alice Miller, John Newton, Jack Ross and Robert Sullivan.

Join us for a welcome glass of wine at 5.30pm before the readings begin at 6pm.

To reserve your place for this event, please phone 09 377 0209 or email Ana Worner

For more information visit: http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/poetrycentral2014.aspx

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About Rand Hazou

Rand is an Australian/Palestinian academic and theatre facilitator. In 2004 Rand was commissioned by the UNDP to travel to the Occupied Territories in Palestine to work as a theatre consultant running workshops for Palestinian youths. In 2009 Rand was awarded a PhD in Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University. His thesis examined the latest wave of political theatre in Australia dealing with Asylum Seekers and Refugees. In 2011 Rand was awarded a Cultural Leadership Skills Development Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to develop The 7arakat|Harakat Project, involving a series of theatre-related initiatives between Australia and Palestine. As part of this grant, Rand travelled to Palestine in October 2011 to participate in an internship with Al-Kasaba Theatre in Ramallah. In November 2012 Rand convened 'The 7arakat Conference: Theatre, CUltural Diversity and Inclusion' which was hosted by La Trobe University. The conference explored practice, research and advocacy in the performing arts with a particular focus on Palestinian Theatre, Arab/Australian Theatre, and Applied Theatre with refugee/migrant groups. The conference brought together theatre-makers, scholars, creative producers and community development workers to examine issues of exclusion in the performing arts sector and the theatre's role in providing networks of participation and social inclusion. For more information visit: www.latrobe.edu.au/7

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