Poetry at Your Place Feat. Ray Shipley - event #19

26 July 2020 7:30pm

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It’s that time again! Open mic and feature time! No slam timers. Just time to absorb and appreciate. If you want to sign up for a spot, send Your Place Events a message or post on the event wall – please bear in mind this is all run by one person so your patience is appreciated if it so happens that you are put on a waiting list for a future event – it happens, and is only indicative of how popular performing at Your Place is, and not any hosting bias!

And hey, even if you don’t get on the mic this time, you still get to hear our bloody brilliant feature who just so happens to be 4 x Christchurch Poetry Slam Champion – RAY SHIPLEY!


AND that is far from the end of Ray Shipley’s talents – oh no! Hailing from Ōtautahi, they were a Billy T Award nominee in 2019 and placed third at the New Zealand National Slam Finals in 2018! They are also a comedian, a librarian (swoon!) and sometimes crochets for cash!

Ray is a key figure in the Christchurch poetry community, sporadically producing a late night poetry hour, which goes on in the centre of town while everyone else is dancing.

But most importantly, they can make a really good cup of tea!!!


As always, this event at Your Place is pay-what-you-can-afford, because finances should not be a barrier to art. HOWEVER if people do not honour that trust-system then this event becomes unsustainable and cannot continue so if you can afford it, please do – the money goes towards paying our artists and keeping this whole thing up and running.

And if you cannot afford anything, still come along and enjoy the poetry with my blessing (though do please help us out by sharing the event and getting some other folks along – that’d be amazing!) – we believe in human kindness at Your Place, so hopefully someone who can afford it will pay a bit more and cover you ☺.

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