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.

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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.

This Wednesday, Tusiata Avia will feature at Stand Up Poetry Open Mic in Auckland. Find out more about this event on Facebook.

The launch of the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020, edited by Dr Johanna Emeney, will take place on March 10th, in Auckland, and will be accompanied by readings by many lauded NZ poets. More details of the event here.

Applications are now open for the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency 2020! Valued at $30,000, the award enables the winner to work on a creative writing project for 3 months at the University of Hawai’i. The deadline is the 31st of March, 2020. Find more details here: https://bit.ly/2UwXzJ3

Leeds Peace Poetry calls for submissions on the theme “The Impact of Water”. Competition closes 1st April 2020. Find out more details here: https://bit.ly/36Rf1e1