Join us at 8PM, Tuesday March 12th at Meow Cafe on Edward Street for the Wellington edition of The Kerouac Effect. This is the first time The Kerouac Effect has gone global and Wellington is happy to join in!
March 12th is Jack Kerouac's birthday.
Famous as one of the founders of the beat movement, Jack Kerouac was renowned for pairing his poetry with music.
Listen to him read from "On The Road":
To celebrate, we've gathered some of the best performance poets in the region and paired them up with a wide variety of musicians. The pairings were random - and we don't know what to expect, but we know it will be so, so cool and lots of fun. Come and join us.
They have been preparing for this for weeks and the performance on the night should be slick and smooth and they may even come up with some entirely new styles.
The pairings are:
Ben Fagan and Vince Cabrera
Lonnard Dean Watkins and Steve Morrison
Michael Gray and Michael Kingston
Madelaine Empson and April Fish
Randi Janell Eaton and Paul Bognuda
Amanda Arrieta Rodriguez and Lilith Eden
Koha entry, between $5 and $10 is fine. A lovely night of poetry and music. We look forward to seeing you there.