Bill Direen

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Landfall #237 (printed edition) has reviewed Enclosures #4.
Lynley Edmeades: "a gala of ideas, language play, performativity,
comments about voice and speech and storytelling".
It's a positive review, the kind that makes you feel
it is all worth it.
Landfall #237


Very proud to be published in the land
of Milorad Pavic and Emir Kusturica.
The translation by Milan Pupezin
tells the story of a refugee in Berlin
from the former Yugoslavia.

Pelen Dirin
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Wormwood English edition
Cover of English language edition
sold at readings/performances.


Thrilled that Bilders music will feature
in the cinematic component of France Hervé's
2019 epic production in NZ.


Transnational poet Lisa Samuels discusses a poem sequence
from   Enclosures 2   in the third section of this essay


Screenings of the Ogston documentary A Memory of Others
are planned in the coming weeks/months of 2019 on Sky Rialto channel


End of a busy year. My thanks to friends and colleagues
for many fruitful exchanges throughout 2018.
Arts Hub OAR Dunedin
And here with Anna Livesy Ears Wide Open, about the paperback Enclosures series (1 to 4).


Friday, November 23rd: Film screening: A Memory of Others.
Simon Ogston documentary about Bill & guests/friends.
Long Play, Melbourne. Sold out sorry.Swan Songs for Melbourne

Saturday November 24th
Bil Direen / Centre Negative opens(9pm)
Post Office, Coburg Melbourne
Direen Melbourne

Sunday November 25th 8pm to 10:30pm
Some Velvet Morning
123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia 3068


New interview here: On writing.
The Open Book, Aucklan

Direen & ensemble
Theatre-Music "Armistice" Show
New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin Fri/Sat November 9/10
improvisation/song with ensmble Stuart Porter (sax), William Henry Meung (synth), Alex Wolken (p),
Greig Bainbridge (electric bass), Susan Ellis(tr), Brendon Ryniker (dr), Pania Simmonds (acoustic bass).

final theatre show
Grainstore, Oamaru
Sunday November 11, 4pm

Arts Hub OAR Dunedin

Sofa Session Radio NZ

Radio Pacific with Graeme Hill


USA poster thumb

A6 tour

Wed 19th. Reading. Dog with Two Tails. Dunedin.
Sat 22nd. Inch Bar Dunedin. Pre-tour bash. 8:30pm
Fri 28th. Pyramid Club, Wellington with Derek Champion and Ferocious
w. Mark Williams and Jo Contag
Sat 29th. Audio Foundation, Auckland with Steve Cournane
and special guest Pat Kraus

Auckland Book Launch
Monday 1st. The Open Book. 201 Ponsonby Rd. Book launch with special guests Lisa Samuels and Tru Paraha
Launch & readings!!
The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd
Monday 1st October 2018, 6pm

LAUNCH - details
Monday 1st October 2018 6pm
Final instalment of the four-part series Enclosures
The Open Book
201 ponsonby road, auckland
(opposite Prego, near the intersection with Franklin Road)
Readings from Enclosures4 with guests poets Lisa Samuels and Tru Paraha
Enclosures 4 contains folk tale, creative essay, a plan for a theatre in mourning, mathematical desperation and lyrics from recent text-music recordings with Wellington trio Ferocious. It contains the last instalments of a fragmentary novel about Dunedin denizen Robert Stoat.
Any of the books or sections within them may be read independently.
This volume (#4) is concerned with voicing and liberation in the focus media of cinema, theatre and the visual arts, through sound and silence, in darkness and in light.

Enclosures 4 contains:
Tyrant Dream Story
Mutism: prose
G: a mathematical story
Manima & Minima: a love story
Theatrefraught: prose
On Drainage: about windmills (historical)
Stoat: Interview of sorts
Film: sequences
Index of the Four Little Books


Preorder online
to pick up at the launch
at The Open Book
Monday October 1st

The Wide USA tour !
October 5th. The Cropped Out Festival
6th. Memphis. DXDC
7th. Knoxville. The PIlot Light
8th. FMRL plus Brandon Seabrook Trio & Styrofoam Winos.
WXNA Nashville with Jonathan Marx

12th October. Home again Builders reunion, Dark Room, Christchurch
with Greig Bainbridge and Stuart Page
Builders Dark Room


Thanks to all who took part in the 2018 show about the Depression,
the Crash 1920s and more. Closing shows are at Athenaeum Theatre Dunedin
on November 9th and 10th, 8:30pm.
and at Grainstore in Oamaru,
on 11th November at 4pm.
2018 show


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Podcast with Simon Sweetman 2018

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Cut 2018 Bill Direen

Vinyl release of this much-awaited from Zelle Records, Powertool.

Digital download $7