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AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER





NEW VOICES - Emerging Poetts Competition



Entries are now closed for the NEW VOICES - Emerging Poets Competition. Established in 2012, the competition is now in its 8th year. This years winners will be announced at the Divine Muses Reading on National Poetry Day 24 August 2018.

This year's judge will be Elizabeth Morton. Morton won first prize at NEW VOICES 2013. She has been published both locally and internationally and has had her work included in the Best Small Fictions 2016 anthology published by Queen's Ferry Press. 2015 she was shortlisted for the Kathleen Grattan Award and has twice come 2nd place in the Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition (2015, 2016).

To learn more about the event go here to find details of past winners.







Riemke Ensing - Siobhan Harvey - Dr Maris O'Rourke - Bryan Walpert
Maualaivao Albert Wendt - Briar Wood - Sue Wootton



DIVINE MUSES - An Evening of Poetry, 24 August 2018

National Poetry sees an exciting number of poetry events take place through out the day across the country.
Divine Muses, now in it's 15th year, brings together seven of New Zealand's finest poets for an evening of Poetry.

The winners of the 2018 NEW VOICES - Emerging Poets Competition will also be anounced

For full details click here





Residency in Alexander

This year Gregory O'Brien and his wife, fellow poet Jenny Bornholdt have taken up residence in Alexander, Central Otago.

They will spend a year at Henderson House, which quotewas the home of Alexandra arts philanthropists, the late Barbara and Russell Henderson, and since 2007 has been host to writers through an invitation-only artist-in-residence programme. The Austrian architect Ernst Plischke designed the house was designed for the Henderson's in the 1950s. After major renovations O'Brien and Bornholdt are the first new residents.

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