Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Mot impressive Programme for Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day

Today sees the launch of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day’s most impressive event programme to date. Enjoying its 19th year National Poetry Day will be celebrated on Friday 26th August and continue its legacy of taking poetry to the people all over New Zealand.

This year’s programme – tagged ‘Unleash the Power of Poetry’ – features 100 events around the country engaging thousands of Kiwis of all ages. From small towns to big cities, primary school classrooms to rest-homes, pubs to cyberspace this year’s events are some of the most creative and accessible yet.

In Auckland experience the fusion of poetry and Buto performance art with FLOCK; read Haiku poems inscribed on boulders in Katikati; enjoy Poems for Pets and help raise some funds for New Lives Animal Rescue in Hamilton; go on a poetry crawl from morning till night in the Wellington region; checkout the Poetry Fridge Door in Nelson’s Elmer Library; enter the Hagley Writers’ Institute Poetry Competition to win the chance to have your poem turned into a Phantom Billstickers poster; help create a poem for Dunedin by Dunedin; or participate in one of the many other amazing events. Can’t get to an event? Then download Poems in Your Pocket   to read and share with friends or call or text The Poetry Phone to get your poetry fix ( ).

For more details, (including times, tickets etc) on all Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day events, go to

 Established in 1997, National Poetry Day is about discovery, diversity, community and pushing boundaries. It is a one-day national poetry-event extravaganza held on the last Friday of August each year.  This is the first year of National Poetry Day operating under the sponsorship of Phantom Billstickers.  

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