Poetry Shelf noticeboard: WriteNow poetry competition open for Dunedin students


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The sixth annual WriteNow poetry competition for Dunedin secondary school students is now open for entries.

This year’s judge is Fiona Farrell.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 26 July 2019. See how to enter here.

Results will be released on Monday 19 August 2019 (on this website)

All the details, plus previous years’ judges’ reports and winning poems, are available on the WriteNow website


2019 Judge

Fiona FarrellThe judge for the 2019 WriteNow poetry competition is Fiona Farrell. Fiona is one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed and versatile writers. She is an award-winning poet, novelist, short story writer and essayist. In 2007 she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction, and she held the 2011 Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. Recently she edited the 2018 edition of Best New Zealand Poems.

You can read more about Fiona Farrell on her website here.

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