Public appearances, performing and reading

Tauranga / Western Bay of Plenty 2021 shows – thanks to Creative Bay of Plenty and TECT for sponsoring these

Thursday January 14 10am-12.30pm 2021

Youth Creative Writing Workshop

https://www.facebook.com/events/679129779442290

Award-winning indie author and poet Michael Botur will be delivering a down-to-earth workshop on fiction writing for Bay of Plenty youth, Thursday January 14 at The Artery @ The Incubator, Tauranga.
Thanks to Creative Bay of Plenty and TECT for sponsoring the event – Free entry for youth; koha (donation) for others.
The workshop looks at
– Why fiction writing is an art form that will change your life for the better
– How to capture inspiration on the page
– How to know you’ve got good or bad writing in front of you
– What to do next with your writing – publish digitally, on paper or even audio and video
Whangarei-based Botur is author of several acclaimed short story collections and young adult novel ‘Moneyland’ which has gained a cult following on the world’s largest publishing platform for teenagers, Wattpad – a site which has 65 million unique visitors per month. Botur will teach how to put writing straight in the hands of the audience.
The workshop will include an introduction to online publishing platforms Medium.com, Smashwords, Createspace, Wattpad, Bookfunnel and Goodreads.
Registration is essential – please RSVP to Mike@michaelboturwriter.com.
Read all about it at www.nzshortstories.com

Thursday January 14 7pm-9pm 2021

Loudmouth page and pub poems – performance show

The Jam Factory, The Incubator, Tauranga

https://www.facebook.com/events/512417826323957

Michael Botur brings his powerful off-the-page poetry to Tauranga, supporting and inspiring local poets.
This is for a public audience and all the Read Between the Wines regulars.
Koha entry – suggested donation $10.
– guest performance by Michael Botur 7pm-8pm.
– local guest poet Jay Fitton
– open mic afterwards. Bring your amazing poetry.

Sunday January 17 2021

Taking your writing off the page – Exploring off-the-page ways to spread your writing.
Author Michael Botur delivers a guest workshop supporting Tauranga Writers.
Koha / donation entry, thanks to Creative BOP and TECT.
Botur will introduce you to:
– Ten great ways to communicate your words with an audience
– Digital opportunities
– How performing your words makes a difference
– Literary trends in 2021
– Is it goodbye to paper?
– What it takes to submit your work to Audible
Whangarei-based Botur is author of several acclaimed short story collections and young adult novel ‘Moneyland’ which has gained a cult following on the world’s largest publishing platform for teenagers, Wattpad – a site which has 65 million unique visitors per month. Botur will teach how to put writing straight in the hands of the audience.
The workshop will include an introduction to online publishing platforms Medium.com, Smashwords, Createspace, Wattpad, Bookfunnel and Goodreads.
Registration is essential – please RSVP to Mike@michaelboturwriter.com.
Read all about it at www.nzshortstories.com
  • Full length solo poetry show at Whangarei Fringe Festival 19 October https://www.whangareifringe.co.nz/Loudmouth-Page-and-Pub-Poetry-with-Michael-Botur
  • ‘How to write frictionless fiction – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=12362765
  • Crimechurch book launch poetry reading and novel reading – Feb 28, Turanga Library, Christchurch
  • LOUDMOUTH TOUR Poetry Live – Guest Poet – February 11, Thirsty Dog, K Road, Auckland
  • ArtBeat – February 1 – Poetry performance – Whangarei
  • Radio Kidnappers – Poetry interview – February 5
  • Ruby’s bedroom, Summer – drinking whiskey from the bottle and reading poems aloud in bed while Ruby rests her cheekbone on her knuckles
  • Rotorua, McLeod’s Booksellers – LOUDMOUTH TOUR – didn’t go ahead but I soooo would’ve been there
  • Thursday December 19 – LOUDMOUTH TOUR – Performing poetry at Wunderbar, Lyttelton, Christchurch 
  • Thursday December 19 – LOUDMOUTH TOUR – Performing poetry at Turanga Library, central Christchurch 6.30pm
  • December 11 – LOUDMOUTH officially launched at The Butter Factory, Whangarei – one hour poetry show
  • December 10 – performing poems from LOUDMOUTH: COLLECTED PAGE AND PUB POEMS at Creative Northland
  • Russell Boating Club November 17 – Improv theatresports show with the Improv Mob
  • NorthWrite Literary Festival Saturday September 1 – performing literary theatresports with the Improv Mob
  • Tall Tales Festival – Russell, August 2019
  • National Poetry Day – Whangarei, August 2019
  • Rotorua Noir – January 2019
  • Tokafest, Ruawai, 2017
  • ArtBeat – summer 2018
  • NZ Indie Book Festival – November 2018
  • NZ Poetry Festival

Wunderbar gig poster

December 11 LOUDMOUTH reading 2

Recent publications

  • Silent Retreat – won Short Story Land Story of the Month August/Sept 2019
  • Wrote an introduction for The Devil’s Garden by Robert Bartholemew, later moved to the end of the book (!)