Bring your writing - poems, flash fiction, short story, novel excerpts, performance poetry etc - to share or come as audience to hear what's brand new. To read, just sign up on the open mic list as you arrive. Newcomers and regulars equally welcomed. (I you are running late or want to secure an early spot, text or msg the emcee).
Neil Finlay Master Bluesman
"When I was a teenager, I heard my first old-time blues records and later in the same week went
to the Devonport Folk Music Club and heard this music played live. I was hooked and my
fascination for those old 1920s and ‘30s recordings has stayed with me. Later I started
listening to John Prine, Guy Clark and others and soon added their songs to my list of
I’ve since had the rare pleasure of playing on stages with, or supporting many of those people,
like Brownie McGhee, John Hammond Jr, Townes Van Zandt, Billy Joe Shaver, Robert Jr
Lockwood and others. I’ve enjoyed being a guest of all of New Zealand's major folk festivals and
These days I like to play a mixture of old blues, old-timey country and country folk in an act that I
hope will have you singing along and tapping your feet, and just maybe I can make a new blues
fan or two. "- Neil Finlay
Kia ora Neil for being available to share waiata and korero with us.
Inside Out happens at our new venue OC Hypatia Precinct, 246 Khyber Pass Rd on the corner of Khyber Pass Rd and Huntly Ave, Newmarket. Walk straight in to room G01, on ground level to our community space.
The free Ockham parking spots we can use are located at the Wilson carpark, 500 metres westward along Khyber Pass to the corner of Grafton Road. At this parking space, you may safely park in any of the several spaces marked 'reserved', after hours, for free. ( Note these 'reserved' signs do not carry specific Ockham branding.)
Other options for car parking are street parking, and the Wilson carpark alongside Hypatia ( however, normal paying at the machine applies at that carpark).
Food and Drink, BYO
We’re well set up with coffee/ tea/ savoury nibbles and sweet snacks, all free for you. You're very welcome to bring your own meal, a bottle of wine etc with you.
Inside.Out thanks the fine people at the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa Auckland Branch, for their support of this open mic literary & music event in Tamaki Makaurau.
Nga mihi nui to Ockham Collective for warmly welcoming Inside Out into their space and for ongoing tangible support of arts in the community.
**Five Word Micro Challenge
**Free Choc Bars
There are 5-word challenges, randomly-awarded book prizes, free choc bars and fliers about events and writing opportunities. Catch up with other writers and music lovers too.
The schedule is open mic spoken word from 7 00 pm approx, musician guest 8 00 pm to 8 30 pm, then open mic to end of night, at 9 30pm approx. Please bring koha for our city's hard-working musician/s ! With your emcee Anita Arlov. ph/txt 021 100 40 77 . See you there!