Beatnik is thrilled to present a sneak preview of our forthcoming publication Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick, the debut collection of poetry by Courtney Sina Meredith.
We would be delighted if you would join us at the Auckland Art Gallery on Sunday, September 30th for a sneak peak, a few toasts as well as an electric performance and book signings by the author.
Where: Auckland City Art Gallery auditorium
When: Sunday September 30th at 1pm
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick by Courtney Sina Meredith will be available for purchase at the preview.
Meredith has established a local and international reputation as a performer, poet, musician and playwright.
It’s been a remarkable year for Meredith following on from her Berlin writers’ residency last spring. She toured Indonesia for the International Poetry Festival in April and in June was a delegate of the British Council in London for a series of Phakama arts initiatives that formed part of London's cultural Olympiad. Her first visual art installation Machen Saya was exhibited at the Mangere Arts Centre over winter and her award winning play Rushing Dolls will be published in Urbanesia a collection of New Zealand plays from Pacific playwrights by Playmarket.
Courtney Sina Meredith and Beatnik Publishing will be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair in October where they will officially launch Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick.
'Courtney Sina Meredith’s poetry sparkles with an eloquence and creativity that is both impressive and unique' - Natalia Fernandez, BBC Radio 4
‘A voice full of gusto, attuned to a range of lived and heart realities... the brightest voice of her generation’ - From the Introduction of Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick by Robert Sullivan
‘With an international reputation... she is a shining star’ - Ladi 6, Hip-hop Artist
Author: Courtney Sina Meredith
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing
Price: $24.99 NZD
Hardcover: 72 pages
Dimensions: 110 x 180 mm
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick will be available in bookstores nationwide November 2012.
Header artwork: ‘Coco I was only joking my dear’ (detail) by Molly Rangiwai McHale
Author portrait by Idil Gaziulusoy