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Nelson Live Poets presented by Nelson Arts Festival

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine was born in Fairlie and has lived in Golden Bay. How to Be Old is an explosion of humanity on the page with some practical tips from the author and sage advice from Elsie aged five.

Rachel is no slouch; she has been publishing for over 40 years – novels, poetry, plays, songs, a book on digital writing, and an anthology, Another 100 Poems for Children, which she edited. Rachel blogs and podcasts on living and ageing at

As with all Nelson Live Poets gatherings, Rachel’s performance will be followed by an open mic session. Bring a poem to share or enjoy what other local poets have to offer. Singer songwriters are also welcome. To read, simply sign up on the night. Gold coin koha entry.

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October 20


Tue 20 Oct, 7.30pm (120 mins)


Nelson & suburbs


19 New Street, Nelson

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