Poetry - the writing’s in the sand

Last year’s inaugural Poetry on the Beach attracted around 20 entries.

Writing poems on the wet sand of Orewa Beach with a stick is a unique way of sharing your original work, but one that struck a chord with poets and passers by when it was first held last year.

Poetry on the Beach is back, and takes place on Saturday, August 17, just before National Poetry Day (August 23).

It is organised by the Orewa Writers and Poets Group and is open to anyone who would like to write an original poem on the sand and have it featured in a drone movie of the event.

There is a first prize of $100 for the best poem, as well as spot prizes. The judge is Dr Jack Ross, who has published five poetry books and is editor of Poetry NZ.Entrants must pre-register and pay $5 to take part.

Check in at Moana Reserve, Orewa Beach, 1pm. Spot prize draw and poem reading at Orewa Library at 2.30pm.

Info and registration: poetryonthebeachnz2019.wordpress.com/


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