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Poetry at Your Place feat. Arielle Cottingham

Poetry at Your Place feat. Arielle Cottingham - Sunday 16th January
16 Jan 2022
7:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday 16th January
New Zealand's only regular online poetry event!
Event type: 
Art, Literature, Show
Free/ pay-what-you-can-afford on the night
Online - watch on Zoom or Facebook Live
Online, Overseas, National


Come join us at New Zealand's only regular online poetry event with a seemingly wholesome but utterly ridiculous community - this Sunday for our much loved open mic, with poets performing from all over the world, and feature session!

This time with a 20 minute set from US poet and previous Australian Slam Champion: Arielle Cottingham!

Head to the Facebook event page for the viewing link.

For those that aren't familiar with Arielle's work, their bio reads exactly like this:

Texas-born Afro-Latinx poet, editor, performance artist, and educator Arielle Cottingham has toured four continents in five years, giving performances and teaching workshops across Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia. Their work explores the fluidity of intersectional identities and has appeared in multiple literary journals both in print and online.

Notable performance spaces have included 48H Neukölln, the Alley Theatre, the Museum of Old & New Art, and the Sydney Opera House, where they won the title of Australian National Poetry Slam Champion in 2016. Their work has been published in Stellium Literary Journal, BOOTH, Pressure Gauge Press, About Place Journal, and they are the author of chapbooks Black & Ropy (Pitt Street Poetry, 2017) and Machete Moon (forthcoming from Sundress Publications, 2022).
They are currently pining for falafel at their desk in Berlin.

As always, this event at Your Place is pay-what-you-can-afford, because finances should not be a barrier to art. HOWEVER if people do not honour that trust-system then this event becomes unsustainable and cannot continue so if you can afford it, please do – the money goes towards paying our artists and keeping this whole thing up and running.

And if you cannot afford anything, still come along and enjoy the poetry with my blessing (though do please help us out by sharing the event and getting some other folks along – that’d be amazing!) – we believe in human kindness at Your Place, so hopefully someone who can afford it will pay a bit more and cover you ☺.

Simply click the link that applies to you:

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Alternatively, message Your Place Events for direct bank transfer details.