Nelson’s literary community (booksellers, publishers, writers, media folk) and readers are invited to the launch of kiss me hardy issue #2 from 5.30pm on Tuesday November 27 at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
The second edition of the NMIT arts and literary journal features work from this year’s Diploma in Writing for the Creative Industry students. It also features new fiction, poetry and essays from graduates and former students of both this programme and, for the first time, other writing schools around the country.
Creative writing tutors Cliff Fell and Kerry Sunderland will host the event. Current and past students will read excerpts of their work at the event, which will also include live music from local singer/songwriter (and Bachelor of Arts and Media final year student) Ruby Bathan. And, like all good literary events, there will be free drinks and kai available.
The online version of kiss me hardy issue #1 was launched on Valentine’s Day (February 14) this year. Current students have been involved in the editorial selection and production of issue #2.
The launch takes place in the Johnny Cash room, Arts and Media building (G block), Nile Street. Please RSVP to Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Friday November 23.
In the meantime, if you’re curious why the journal (and the Fresh FM arts and literary radio show, which was co-produced and co-hosted by Diploma in Writing students this semester) adopted the title ‘kiss me hardy’, listen to this great conversation(external link) between writing student Stuart Bathan and local Nelson performer Daniel Allen.