Monthly Archives: August 2014

Children read at the Open Mic session in Hamilton on Poetry Day

I was delighted to see children write their names on the open-mic list at the event I did in Hamilton. Mia had to rub her name off when she discovered she won the children’s section of the poetry competition and got to read as a winner. John Newton picked her winning poem. It was a great event. Mia and Ciaran both read their poems beautifully.

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Balloons Over Waikato

Eager pilots release the propane gas, unleashing a torrent of roaring flames.

Slowly the multi-coloured spheres ascend into an orange and yellow sky, painted by the morning sun.

Proudly they soar over the earth, filling the air with majestic orbs of colour.

Stunned passengers, excited to ride in the balloons, cling to the edges and watch the trees morph into shapeless smudges.

Children shout and point in delight, while others chase the balloons through the park and watch as they drift over houses and disappear into the distance.

Written by Ciaran Watson
Year 6, Age 10
Woodstock School, Fairfield Road, Hamilton

Children read at the Open Mic session in Hamilton on Poetry Day

I was delighted to see children write their names on the open-mic list at the event I did in Hamilton. Mia had to rub her name off when she discovered she won the children’s section of the poetry competition and got to read as a winner. John Newton picked her winning poem. It was a great event. Mia and Ciaran both read their poems beautifully.

Screen shot 2014-08-30 at 5.03.02 PM

 

 

Balloons Over Waikato

Eager pilots release the propane gas, unleashing a torrent of roaring flames.

Slowly the multi-coloured spheres ascend into an orange and yellow sky, painted by the morning sun.

Proudly they soar over the earth, filling the air with majestic orbs of colour.

Stunned passengers, excited to ride in the balloons, cling to the edges and watch the trees morph into shapeless smudges.

Children shout and point in delight, while others chase the balloons through the park and watch as they drift over houses and disappear into the distance.

Written by Ciaran Watson
Year 6, Age 10
Woodstock School, Fairfield Road, Hamilton

Juliette MacIver takes the stage at the Vodafone Events Centre

Juliette MacIver is about to go on stage talking about the fabulous toucan that has landed on her head.

I love the way her stories are zimming and zittering with delicious words. Juliette is really great with rhyme and beat so her stories always sound good. This is a story writer who uses her ear.

Google her and discover her fabulous books.

 

Write and tell me about one of her books that you love!

Send to paulajoygreen@gmail.com

Include your name, age, year and name of school.

I might be able to find a book prize for you.

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Not too late for Our Place poems

If you want to join me on my Hot Spot Poetry Tour and read a poem ….

….. it is not too late to write a poem on the theme of Our Place.

I am looking for word snapshots.

I am going to Gisborne, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown and Arrowtown, Tauranga, Auckland

Send to paulajoygreen@gmail.com

Include your name, age, year and school.

Dear poetry fans

Only two more sleeps until the launch of The Letterbox Cat at Storylines Family Day.

Noon at Aotea Centre on Sunday

Only four more sleeps until I fly to Christchurch to visit schools thanks to The New Zealand Book Council. I am looking forward to meeting Russley School, the South Island winner of The Third Fabulous Poetry Competition.

And you still have time to send in your ‘Our Place’ poems to get a spot to read with me on my Hot Spot Poetry Tour of NZ.

Regards
Paula