A Spoken Word and Food Walk
3108 – 3138 Great North Rd, New Lynn
2 – 4 pm Saturday 16 September
Tickets $14 from eventfinda.co.nz
The event starts at Kia ora Superette, 3108 Great North Rd
On your left as you come up Great North Rd, just before Titirangi Rd going west, there is a cluster of restaurants serving great food – noodle houses, dumpling joints, a kebab shop. There’s also a dairy, a barbers, a vape store, a locksmith, Woottons Auto Accessories and two kinds of tool stores. This strip has got a little bit of something for everyone, including poetry and spoken word fans.
On Saturday 16 September it will play host to a spoken word, poetry and food walk. Six poets will perform their poetry. The restaurants (and the Dairy) will share their food. Its an opportunity to taste the street and hear words that stir the mind and speak to the heart.
Try dumplings from Mr Zhous while attending to Renee Liang’s new poem for the restaurant, have your mouth warmed with a Laksa from the Noodle House as Vanessa Crofskey tells you stories, listen to the resonant tones of Mustaq Missouri while nibbling on falafel at Paashas
Renee Liang is a prolific writer who believes in the power of arts and communities. She has toured seven plays, written three poetry chapbooks, edited eight anthologies of migrant women’s writing, and recently wrote the libretto for both The Bone Feeder opera and Dominion Road the Musical.
Joanna Li is a young poet. in 2016 she was a member of the Michael King Writers Centre Young Writer’s programme and was also awarded a NZ Society of Authors Youth Mentorship for 2016.
Maria Ji is an Auckland-based writer, illustrator, and medical student. Her works have appeared in various publications including New Zealand Poetry Society anthologies, Potroast, Signals, and STARLING.
Vanessa Crofskey is a performance artist and spoken word poet. She is a member of Thursday Girls, the team who present Fake American Accent a monthly poetry reading at the Basement Theatre.
Mustaq Missouri is a writer and actor who moved to New Zealand from Shanghai in 2014. He’s performed with Prayas and at the Pop Up Globe. Most recently he played Ahmad in Dominion Rd the Musical.
Jin Xu is a writer and doctor based in Auckland.
Noodle House Malaysian Cuisine, Mr Zhou’s, Paasha, Sunshine, Noodle Heaven, and Kia Ora Superette
Food: There will be vegetarian options available at Mr Zhou’s, Paasha, Sunshine and Kia ora Superette
Photo: Vanessa Crofskey with Laksa from Noodle House Malaysian Cuisine by Megan Blennerhassett