Ray Shipley is a comedian, poet, and librarian from Ōtautahi. In 2019 Ray was nominated for the Billy T Award – the biggest award for the rising stars of comedy in Aotearoa – and has won the Christchurch Poetry Slam four times, placing third nationally in 2018. Ray co-runs Cosy Comedy, makes a really good cup of tea, and sometimes crochets for cash.
Events at Word
STAND UP POETRY: A QUIZ SHOWSunday, 1 November 6:00 pm
Join Ray Shipley and two teams of poets and comics for a comedy show with feeling, and a poetry show with hilarity. With Guy Williams, Dominic Hoey, Danielle O'Halloran, Audrey Porne, Eamonn Marra and Nathan Joe.
BEDTIME STORIES FOR ANXIOUS ADULTSFriday, 30 October 7:30 pm
Join Pip Adam, Eamonn Marra, Tusiata Avia and and Laura Borrowdale, with your host, guest programmer Ray Shipley, as they tell hopeful, soothing small stories with live illustrations from The Spinoff's Toby Morris.
TELL IT SLANTSaturday, 31 October 3:00 pm
Four writers discuss their approach to truth in their work. With Nathan Joe, essa may ranapiri, Lil O'Brien and AJ Fitzwater hosted by Ray Shipley. In support of Qtopia.