Waitangi Day — Poetry with Brownies

Date: Wednesday 6th February, 10am to 12pm

Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Cost: Free. You don't need to book. 

Contact: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

Funny, challenging and creative

Poetry with Brownies is a group of writers of colour who come together to share their work.

Funny, challenging and creative these writers speak with an authentic voice about issues they face today.

Members of the group include:

  • Anahera Gildea (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
  • Tayi Tibble (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngāti Porou), and
  • Apirana Taylor (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui/Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Ruanui).

Open mic session

Following the reading by Poetry with Brownies there will be an open mic session, so bring your poems to perform.

See the original Treaty of Waitangi

While you're here have a look at the original Treaty of Waitangi in the He Tohu exhibition or enjoy some of our other events.

He Tohu

Other events at the National Library on Waitangi Day

Other things on at the National Library on Waitangi Day are:

Tākarokaro — kid’s event 10am to 12pm

He Tohu tours — throughout the day, see and learn about the Treaty of Waitangi.

About Poetry with Brownies

Poetry with Brownies (formerly ‘Coffee with Brownies’) hosts free, all ages open mic events, for people of colour to share their poetry.

Poetry with Brownies was established as a response to the lack of cultural diversity represented at poetry events in Pōneke. Their aim is to encourage poets of colour, of all ages and experience, to share their work in culturally responsive spaces.

Poetry With Brownies, a fork with a piece of chocolate brownie on it.