On Sunday it is Storylines Family Day in Auckland.
Come and say hello and sign my poem notebook. I want to get heaps of signatures from poetry fans. This is where you will find me:
10 am Limelight Room Reading some of my poems (do come and help make an audience at this EARLY start! I plan to have some giveaways.)
10.30 am Dorothy Butler Stand signing books
11.00 am in the Poetry Zone Limelight Room reading the poems you make up/ giving tips
11.30 Paper Plus Stand Owens Foyer signing books
noon until 12.30 in the Poetry Zone Limelight Room reading the poems you make up/ giving tips
1 until 1.30 LImelight Room Doing a book talk with Leonie Agnew and Sacha Cotter on becoming an author
1.30 until 2pm Paper Plus Stand Owens Foyer signing books
2 until 2.30 I am busy being a Judge
2.30 until 3pm Lower NZI At the prize giving for the competitions
y o u r c h a l l e n g e:
Last week I invited you to come up with a challenge. Thanks for sending in so many good ideas.
I have picked challenges that Niamh sent in. She is aged 11 and goes to Selwyn House School in Christchurch. She sent in four challenges and I picked two to share. I loved these and want to try them too! I will send Niamh a copy of The Letterbox Cat as a thank you. I also especially loved Maddie’s challenge and might use her’s another time.
One: write your favourite word in a poem
rule — it has to appear at least 3 times
Two: create a tree or flower of your own invention
rule – describe what it looks like or what it does in a poem
Paula’s tip: give your poem a sound check before you send it.
DEADLINE for your Niamh’s-Poem Challenge: Wednesday September 2nd
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email.
PLEASE say it’s for the Niamh’s-Poem challenge. Put in the subject line of the email please.
I will post my favourites and have a book for a poet (Year 0 to Year 8).