How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show

By How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show | Posted: Tuesday June 6, 2017

Lift Womens Voices. Burn The Patriarchy Down.

How We Survive is a feminist spoken word performance featuring internationally acclaimed poets Olivia Hall and Carrie Rudzinski. This two woman show presents a powerful and honest narrative on what is to be a woman living and surviving in 2017.

Coming to Dunedin for a special one night event, How We Survive powerfully addresses social issues ranging from rape culture to body image to Hermione as a feminist role model. After four sold-out performances in 2016, How We Survive returns with new poems, carrying a switchblade and a hallelujah in the same breath. Hailing from New Zealand and America respectively, Hall and Rudzinski blend their voices into a powerful one and a half hour performance promising to heal, nurture, and spark discussion. Come experience just how we survive: together.

Carrie Rudzinski ranked 4th in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam and has performed her work across New Zealand, Australia, Canada, India and in almost all 50 of the United States. A published author, her work has been featured in Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and Bustle. Carrie is currently the 2017 Programme Coordinator for the Michael King Writer’s Centre’s Poetry Project and a lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology's Faculty of Creative Arts teaching creative writing and performing arts.

Olivia Hall is the 2015 Matariki Slam Champion, the 2017 Wellington Fringe Slam Champion and placed third at the 2015 New Zealand National Slam Finals in Hamilton. Performing poetry since 2013, Olivia is one of the organisers for Wellington's acclaimed poetry organisation, Poetry in Motion, and recently completed her Honours degree in Sociology at Victoria University of Wellington.

What: How We Survive featuring Olivia Hall and Carrie Rudzinski
Where: Dunningham Suite (4th Floor), Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
When: Thursday June 8th
Time: Doors 6:30PM / Show 7PM
Price: $15 / $10 Student (All ages)
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“How We Survive is an unforgettable show and experience. Carrie and Olivia's mastery of words, language and truths had me laughing, crying, learning and feeling waves of empowerment all at once.”
- Kyla Dela Cruz, 2016 Rising Voices Slam Champion

“How We Survive is THE poetry show to see in New Zealand. When I saw this show, I sat next to five complete strangers, all of whom had seen the show already and were eager to see it again. And, having experienced it, I completely understand why.”
- Travis Cottreau, Director of Poetry in Motion Wellington

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