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AJ Bell And The Poets - Phantom Bill Stickers National Poetry Day Event

Sat Sep 9th, 2023

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Kumeu Live presents AJ Bell in Concert with local poets in celebration of Phantom Bill Stickers National Poetry Day. The Poets are Richard Pamatatau, Lincoln Jacques, Denise O’Hagan and Andrea Malcolm. The evening will start with the poets reading their work and then combining their poetry with musical performances by AJ Bell and band members.

The Poets
Richard Pamatatau
Richard Pamatatau teaches journalism at Auckland University of Technology and is of Niuean, Cook Island, German and British descent. His writes poetry “to distil and share complicated issues” and has appeared in many anthologies including Ko Aotearoa Tātou: We Are New Zealand.

Lincoln Jaques
Lincoln Jaques’ poetry, fiction and travel essays have appeared in Aotearoa, Australia, Asia, America, the UK and Ireland. He was the winner of the Auckland Museum centenary ANZAC international poetry competition, a finalist and ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2018 Emerging Poets-Divine Muses, a Vaughan Park Residential Writer/Scholar in 2021, and was the Runner-Up in the 2022 International Writers’ Workshop Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems (judged by Janet Charman). He holds a Master of Creative Writing from AUT.

Denise O’Hagan
Poet and Novelist, Denise has always been passionate about helping the poor and seeing the poverty in Brazil and Chile daily, inspired her to set up the company World Equity, which donates a percentage from the sale of products to charities in developing countries. From Botanist to traveller, to mother, to philanthropist she is now passionate about story telling and inspired to do so through her novels and poetry.

Andrea Malcolm
A long-time reader of poetry and a master's student at AUT, working on a poetry and prose collection about her heart transplant journey. She lives in Hobsonville Point and enjoys ferrying to he job as a communications manager in the city.

AJ Bell
Auckland singer-songwriter A.J.Bell released a debut album, Ragwort Touch, that had reviewers, this one included, reaching for their bag of rare superlatives. Bell’s long-overdue follow-up Hi-Biscuit is another album of lyrical depth and gentle musical textures driven by quiet consideration, understatement and keenly refined observations. The second of an almost perfect pair. - NZ Herald

All ages welcome. Entry Details: $25.00 . Open to all ages. Date/Times: 9 September, 7.30pm, doors open at 7.00pm. Location: Kumeu Arts, 300 Main Rd Kumeu. Contact: BYO venue, Eftpos available, Tickets from UTR:

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