Miriam Barr, their fantastic NPD coordinator for the last couple of years, is now focusing on other interests and projects. Harley Hern is working in the new role of National Poetry Day Administrator.
Here are some updates:
- Phantom Billstickers remains National Poetry Day's sponsor, with greater involvement than ever, greater exposure for NPD through their huge list of followers.
- NPD are growing their social media presence further, making it more dynamic and interactive. Facebook is ready for your Poetry Day promotions, comments and as many great photos as you want to post. They're also on Twitter (@NZPoetryDay).
- Our website (now at www.poetryday.co.nz ) will soon have fresh images and new poster templates for you to use.
- This year NPD will also launch their soon-to-be-announced twentieth anniversary celebration, so remember to keep this anniversary in mind when you plan your events.
For easier registration, there are some changes:
NPD no longer need your full blurb at registration, just an idea of what you’re planning. You can send your draft blurb in later after registrations close. This cuts down the paperwork. (Don’t worry – they'll remind you of the deadline further in).
Registrations close on the 24th of May. If you are applying for seed funding, the successful applicants will be announced 5 June.
National Poetry Day will be on the 25th August (the last Friday of August, as per usual).
Let’s make this 25th August 2017 a fantastic celebration both of the power and beauty of language, and our vibrant poetry community.