Still hot, still dry. Coronoavirus. Sometimes the best thing to do is read haiku, write haiku or just think about haiku. (Gisborne folk have a workshop with Richard von Sturmer coming up, lucky things, see more in Haiku Happenings. I’ve heard a whisper he’s taking the workshop to Tauranga soon too!) Jeff Robbins has shared […]

WAIRARAPA WORD welcomes Vaughan Rahapatahana on Sunday 1st March at 3pm. Come along to the Carterton Community Courthouse, Holloway Street (beside Carterton Events Centre). We invite you to participate in the Open Mic before the main presentation, with one story/poem/song/comedy act… under 3 minutes long, please.

The New Zealand Poetry Society is happy to receive and promote information about poetry events (including public book launches, open mics, visiting poets, festivals*) and opportunities (including competitions, residencies, journal submissions*). Please send details to our social media coordinator, Charlotte, at *Lists not exclusive! Feel free to send anything you think is relevant to […]

This Wednesday, an evening of live poetry in Dunedin, hosted by the Octagon Collective and Dog with Two Tails. Facebook event here.

The deadline for the annual Poems in the Waiting Room competition is rapidly approaching, on February 29th. Full details of the competition can be found here.

The poetry live show and exhibition, “Flowers through the Cracks” will be held in Dunedin from the 20-22nd of February. Find out more about the event on Facebook.

An opportunity to spend three weeks at Katherine Mansfield’s birthplace in Wellington while working on your writing. Applications closes March 20, 2020. Find out more at Verb Wellington’s website.