2019 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day

Packed with amazing events from all around the country and beyond, last year's programme was a huge success. With a huge array of dynamic events, workshops and competitions on offer, featuring acclaimed poets, new voices, young writers, and poetry enthusiasts, the 2019 National Calendar of Events offered something for everyone! From slam poetry to sonnets, stages to pavements, people created and enjoying poetry in a myriad of venues around the country: cafes, bars, schools, beaches, university campuses, community centres, retirement villages, marae, libraries and theatres – even on trains!

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