Category: Events

  • Das Phaedrus live 2021

    Das Phaedrus live 2021

    Das Phaedrus were the first band I was in, we played in 1990 and 1991, and again in 1994 and 1995. After that we were blown by the four winds to various corners of the globe but recently have found the three of us back in Dunedin. We played at the end of last year…

  • Launch of The Sets, Dunedin, 4 February 2021

    Launch of The Sets, Dunedin, 4 February 2021

    The Sets was launched in Dunedin on Thursday 4 February at the temporary home of the University Book Shop in the H D Skinner Annex.Thank you to the UBS, Otago University Press and all who attended. Good times! All photos by Laura Hewson.Support your local independent bookseller or available from Otago University Press.

  • Nix Terra

    Nix Terra  

  • Antarctic Poetry Exhibition

    Antarctic Poetry Exhibition

    Join us for the launch of this special exhibition featuring work by twelve international poets, photographs, and photography of the poems taken in Antarctica by Blake Antarctic Ambassador Harry Seagar. Tuesday 8th October, 6pm (light refreshments served at 5.30pm) Ground Floor Exhibition Space, Dunedin City Library

  • Changing Minds: Memories Lost and Found

    Changing Minds: Memories Lost and Found

    The (deservedly) winning poem was “Harsh Light” by Elizabeth Brooke-Carr, and I was happy to be a finalist in this interesting new competition.

  • Live poetry in Dunedin

    Live poetry in Dunedin

    Please join us at Dog With Two Tails cafe at 8pm on 22 May 2019. Readings by feature poets Victor Billot and Richard Reeve, along with MC Ian Loughran. And if you feel so inclined, please bring one poem of your own (or two very short ones) for our open mic segment!

  • Poetry at The Savoy

    Poetry at The Savoy

    Five poets take to the mic at The Savoy to read some of their latest work: Tayi Tibble (Poūkahangatus), David Eggleton (Edgeland and other poems), Liz Breslin (Alzheimer’s and a Spoon), Michael Harlow (The Moon in a Bowl of Water) and Majella Cullinane (Whisper of a Crow’s Wing). MC Victor Billot promises to keep them…

  • Poetry at the Waitati Music Festival 2019

    Poetry at the Waitati Music Festival 2019

    Rumour has it that I’m on at 9pm

  • Back on the road

    Back on the road

  • Ōtepoti Micro Fiction Challenge 2018

    Ōtepoti Micro Fiction Challenge 2018

    A successful entry ‘The Mandarin’ into this small but perfectly formed event organized by Iona Winter.

  • Launch and reading in Dunedin

  • Eastern Line to Manukau

    Thanks to Jade at Books on the Bus NZ. Great idea for #NZpoetryday On the Eastern Line Service to Manukau, you'll find Machine Language, a collection of Poetry by Victor Billot for #NZPoetryDay — Books on the Bus (@booksonthebusnz) August 25, 2017

  • National Poetry Day in Dunedin

    Reading at this event alongside some local legends

  • DWRF17

    Massive week at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2017. Launched Ambient Terror at Chain Reaction, a multiple book launch with fellow Dunedin Writers Peter Olds, John Gibb, Paddy Richardson and Huberta Hellendoorn, at the Athenaeum on Wednesday night, followed on directly by MCing the launch of Manifesto: 101 Political Poems at the Leviathan. Friday…

  • Pirate Sessions #2: The End of the World

    Friday 11 May 8.30–9.30pm at the Leviathan Hotel, Dunedin – entry by koha Writers get together with host Victor Billot and share a mix of theories, essays and stories about life at the End of the World, over a beer. A recent New Yorker article titled ‘Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich’ revealed that wealthy Silicon Valley doomsdayers…