Write an original piece of poetry and drop it into your local library or enter online. Any style or topic, 200 word limit. The first prize will be book vouchers to the value of $100. There will also be a $50 book voucher for the runner up.
WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival in association with The Press brings local and international literary luminaries to Christchurch from Wednesday 27 August to Sunday 31 August 2014. Follow our Christchurch City Libraries' blog to keep up with the action.
Longlists have just been announced for the New Zealand Post Book Awards, Man Booker Prize and the International Dylan Thomas Prize. The Luminaries has nominations and there are lots more some top books.