It was 24 Hour Poetry, People!


Thanks to all who joined us on 30 July, National Poetry Day, for 24 Hour Poetry, People.

It started at midnight with local poets reading on Wanaka Beats (107.3 fm), carried on all day with poetry cards at local cafes, the Mitre 10 Magnetic Poetry Board on Ardmore Street, discounted books at Paper Plus, poetry contest at Wanaka Fine Wines (thanks Olssens!) and Art Upstairs, primary kids sharing their writing at the Wanaka Library and David Eggleton running a daytime workshop and joining us at Bar Uno as featured reader for our Open Mic Night. It all ended late Friday night with The Cook Up at Mint Bar featuring Erupt MC, MC Bling, Esgee, Dj Mox, DNUGZ and Dj FAB-YO.

Thanks to all those who joined in as sponsors or venues, including: New Zealand Post, Olssens Wine, Mitre 10 Wanaka, Wanaka Beats, Art Upstairs, Bar Uno, Wanaka Library, Mount Aspiring College, Paperplus Wanaka, Cinema Paradiso, Mint Bar and Wanaka Fine Wines.

24 Hour Poetry People, guest poet and fast talker David Eggleton

Poetry for the under-12 set, Wanaka Library

DIY verse - the Mitre 10 Magentic Poetry Board

Open Mic MC Liz Breslin

Gwenda Rowlands

Simon King

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