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Monday, July 18, 2011

National Poetry Day in and around Tauranga this Friday

Calling all Poets. Prepare to Pave the Way.
Come celebrate and share the beauty of poetry.
Friday 22nd July: ‘National Poetry Day 2011’.

Take part in one or both of these organised events

  • Friday daytime: ‘Paved with Poetry’
Selected poems from local poets and one poet per school, will be presented on the footpaths in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Fashion Island Papamoa and Greerton Village.

They will be secured safely in positions allowing the general public a moment to stop and read. Make a trail of it.

  • Friday evening: ‘Poetry from the Atrium’
WHERE: 'The Atrium' at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Windermere Campus.
WHEN: 6.30pm until 10.30pm
WHAT: This is an opportunity for poets to read their works to an audience. Our feature poet is local, Owen Bullock.
WHO: Each 15-minute bracket will begin by recognising one of our published local poets. The rest of the bracket is 3-minute opportunities for any poet to give it their best shot.

Open invitation to the public to come and hear the next big thing to come out of the Bay. Entry by gold coin donation. Organise a group to make an evening of it. There is a cash bar (coins and notes only.) BYO nibbles!

Please register interest for one or both events to
Organiser: Joanne Rye-McGregor
on 5757341 or email

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