Fake American Accent – A Monthly Poetry Reading: party hats and grapes for dinner

This is our LAST READING OF THE YEAR with some of our very favourite people and poets.

Fake American Accent is a monthly poetry event in which a group of New Zealand writers respond to an assigned quote, text, or slice of pop culture. We're just out here trying to cite our sources.

Presented by Thursday Girls: a dream team collaboration between Vanessa Crofskey and Amanda Jane Robinson.

GUEST MUSICIAN: Aiko Marie Hey

LINE-UP: Romy Hooper Dietrich John Soakai Jess Fu Sam Mills Aigagalefili Fepulea'i Tapua'i Kyla Manalili Dela Cruz & Roimata Pasqualino Rachel Cho ETC TBA

$5-$10 sliding scale at the door! In the Studio Upstairs! LET'S GO!!!!!

tbh the kind of party i would definitely want to be seen at With help from Auckland Council Creative Communities

Fake American Accent is a riff on the homogenisation of "performance poetry" by the likes of globalisation and Youtube, in which kids look to American idols before realising the huge amount of talent we have in our own backdoor. We're trying to create a space that validates the place of literature on stage, that compensates creatives, that challenges the boundaries of what poetry could look like, and presents new writing by emerging and established talent.

8.30 PM IN THE BASEMENT STUDIOS FT HELIUM BALLOONS AND A WHOLE LOT OF WORDS ARRANGED EFFECTIVELY