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Friday, February 26, 2010

Side Stream Poetry Brothel

Side Stream is a free pocket-sized bi-monthly poetry zine edited by Miriam Barr. And this is the best idea for a fundraiser I've ever seen!

The idea for the Poetry Brothel came from New York group The Poetry Brothel and their events. See a You Tube clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1wsmTRRQk
Or visit their website: http://www.thepoetrybrothel.com/

This event will be the first of its kind in New Zealand, and Side Stream, with the byline 'Poetry from the Fringe', is the perfect poetry crowd to pull it off!

How it works: The venue is transformed into a 1930's poetry brothel. You buy tokens and proposition your choice of poet(s) for private 'lap-dances' (a 1-on-1 reading), peep-shows (watch two people make poetry together) and three-ways (make poetry with two other poets). All performances take place in private booths. Also features live music by Reb Fountain, Paul Williams and Sea Train.

Date/Time: February 27th from 9 pm
Location: Fordes Front Bench at 122 Anzac Avenue, Auckland
Prices: $10 on the door + 1 free lap-dance. $5 if you are in costume. Additional lap-dances $3, Peep-shows & Three-ways $5. All proceeds raise funds to keep Side Stream going for its fourth year!

Follow this link for more information including a full list of the Poetry Prostitutes - http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2010/feb/auckland-cbd/side-stream-poetry-brothel

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