National Poetry Day: Hindsight is 20/20 Plus

Taste the letterpress revival at Wai-te-ata Press on National Poetry Day. Drop into RB006 between 1–4pm to typeset and hand-print a found poem.

National Poetry Day: Hindsight is 20/20 Plus

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21 August 2020 from 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm 21 Aug 2020 1:00 pm 21 Aug 2020 4:00 pm

a pair of hands sets metal type

Excerpt your favourite line from the forty poems in The Phantom Bill Stickers National Poetry Day 20/20 Collection to typeset and handprint a collaborative found poem. Garamond? Rockwell? Univers? ...? Pick your poison from our historic metal collection.

Newbies and seasoned enthusiasts welcome. Walk away with a copy of your creation to help keep letterpress alive.

Covid-19 update

To keep everyone safe at Covid-19 Alert Level 2, we ask you to:

  • Use the sanitiser available at the door.
  • Wear a face covering (B.Y.O strongly encouraged, limited disposable masks available).
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.
  • Please be patient with us if we need to limit numbers in the Press and ask you to queue.

Lastly, but most importantly, we ask that you please remember to be kind to yourself, and to one another, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.

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