Archive for the ‘open mic nights’ Category

Thanks to all who joined us at the Federal Diner on Sunday afternoon for our first session at the new venue. It was a ripper! Congrats to Maegan Johnsen who walked off with a six-pack from Wanaka Beerworks after cleaning up in the audience vote. And thanks to the North Americans in the corner who […]


It rained men at Poetic Justice last Monday night, and, even better, they were men reading poems. It seems there’s nothing like a free drink to bring out the inner bard in the staunchest of Southern men. Thanks to all the fellas shared their work with us, and an extra tip of the hat to those of […]


Join us for our next Open Mic Night and enjoy live poetry with a twist. In a bid to up the flow of testosterone on the Wanaka literary scene, we are holding a Men’s Night. Everyone, male or female, is still welcome to read, but all men who read a poem (one written by them, […]


Thanks to all who joined us last Monday for another great night of wine and poetry, and congratulations to Simon King, whose Villanelle of a Southern Man took out Best Poem honours. Well done, Simon, hope you enjoyed your bottle of Olssens riesling! Read Simon’s work on our Best Poems page. Thank you also to featured […]


Although we at Poetic Justice are proud of the robust numbers of male poets who have attended our Open Mic Nights, we always feel that there is room for more. With this in mind, Poetic Justice is pleased to announce that our April 19 Open Mic Night will be a MEN’S NIGHT.  Here’s the deal: […]


Poet and short fiction writer Sue Wootton will join Poetic Justice as featured reader on Monday, 10 May. She was the 2008 Robert Burns fellow, placed in both the 2007 and 2008 Bravado poetry competitions and had her second collection of poetry Magnetic South, published by Steele Roberts in 2008. From the New Zealand Book […]


All are welcome to join us for our next Open Mic Night. Read a poem or just come along and listen. Our featured poet this month is Wanaka writer Jan Kelly; you can check out her work and find out more about Poetic Justice in the March 10 edition of the Wanaka Sun. When: Monday, 15 […]