20:00 pmCassels Blue Smoke, the Tannery
3 Garlands Rd, Woolston
WORD Christchurch is pleased to announce the return of three of the biggest hits of the 2018 festival. Poets Omar Musa (Australia), Michael Pedersen (Scotland) and Dominic Hoey (New Zealand) will once again come together from different parts of the globe to regale you with poetry. Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He has released four hip hop records, three poetry books the debut novel Here Come the Dogs. Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning poet, writer and animateur who has read all over earth. He hosted the smash hit event The Neu Ōtautahi Incident at last year’s WORD festival, and was one of the guests from our featured country, Scotland. Dominic Hoey is an author, playwright and poet based in Tamaki Makaurau. His debut novel Iceland was a New Zealand bestseller and was long-listed for the 2018 Ockham Book Award. His new book of poetry I Thought We’d Be Famous is out on Dead Bird Books October 24th. Don’t miss this night of wordsmithery from some of the best poets performing in the world right now. Doors open at 6.30pm for food and drinks before the show. With thanks to Verb Wellington and Scottish Books International.