How to run a Phantom National Poetry Day Event

Would you like to get involved with Phantom National Poetry Day? Got a fantastic idea for an event? Your National Poetry Day event or activity can be anything that promotes New Zealand poetry or poets to the public. If you register, your event will be included in the official calendar of events promoted to national media and widely circulated on social media. The National Coordinator will be with you each step of the way, and you may be eligible for seed-funding.

A full guidelines pack with a step-by-step guide to planning your event is available here. It covers every aspect of how to plan, register, and execute your event! If you would like to discuss your event before registration, please email the National Coordinator at

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Event Registrations/Seed-funding applications open: 17 March 2021
  • Event Registrations Close: 19 May 2021
  • National Calendar Live: 4th August 2021
  • Phantom National Poetry Day: Friday 27 August 2021