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Toi Moana-Toi Tangata -Connect with our Seas through Poetry.

We are really excited to be working with Environment Canterbury and Seaweek once again for the Canterbury/ Waitaha Seaweek 2023 Poetry Competition.

Write On School for Young Writers will be running a number of one-off FREE after school poetry workshops in Rolleston Feb 23, Lincoln Feb 27, Leeston Feb 28 (use Seaweek in the search bar for details) and a full day FREE Masterclass in Ōtautahi Christchurch on Friday February 24th, as well as publishing the winning poems in Write On Magazine issue 60.

Bookings are required for all of the workshops and spaces are strictly limited so book now to save disappointment.

If you can't make it to a workshop then check back here for poetry tips that will give your poem the polish it needs to shine like paua, to flicker like a fishtail, and to grab the reader with its tentacles!

This year's theme is Toi Moana-Toi Tangata / Connecting with our seas. The competition is for Canterbury / Waitaha residents only but you can still submit your sea themed poem to Write On Magazine.

Go here to read up on the Seaweek poetry competition categories and rules: The deadline for your poem entry is midnight Friday 10 March 2023. Use the online entry form here:

A huge thanks to the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education, Selwyn Libraries, Christchurch Libraries and Creative Communities Christchurch for helping bring these FREE workshops to you.

(c) Write On 2023


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