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Food, Memory & Poetry

Tip in the flour, sunlight, onions, salt and rainwater. light the flame, test the heat

with the tips of your knuckles. catch your wrist on the wok, gasp, kiss it cold.

- from Spring Onion Pancake by Nina Powles

In this workshop with award-winning poet Nina Mingya Powles you will reach into the branches of your memory to pick food-related fragments to inspire new poetry. Your ticket includes food prepared by your teacher.

Nina Powles is of mixed Malaysian-Chinese heritage, was born in Wellington, and now lives in London. She is the author of poetry pamphlet collections including field notes on a downpour, Luminescent and Girls of the Drift. Nina is co-editor of The Shanghai Literary Review and founding editor of Bitter Melon 苦瓜, a new press that publishes limited-edition poetry pamphlets by writers from Asian diaspora communities.

Tickets: $45 (includes hot drinks and dumplings)

Earlier Event: November 9
In The Time I Have Left
Later Event: November 9
Polhill Hikoi