Jack is a writer of flash fiction and micro-fiction. He credits these with keeping him sane through trying times and fighting with Facebook’s ad manager. Jack has been published in numerous anthologies and online magazines, and his novella-in-flash ‘Latter Day Saints’ was published in [...]
Dee Collins - Editor of focus magazine says: As the editor of focus magazine, I’ve received hundreds of press releases, requests for me to interview people, feature a product, run an article, etc. The majority of these I ignore or send a quick ‘thanks, but no thanks’ response. Would you like to know what editors are looking for and how to have more success getting into the media? I’ll share my top tips with you online via Tauranga Writers Sunday Focus
On Friday 27th August it’s Phantom National Poetry Day 2021. Write a poem – and, yes, there will be prizes, thanks to our sponsor, Craniums (for clever kids and clever Mums and Dads) at 28 Grey Street, Tauranga. Open to poets of any age and absolutely free! Please type your poem or write it out neatly by hand. Make sure your name and email, text or telephone number is on it. The rules? Rhymed or unrhymed. Up to 24 lines maximum. Choose your subject from the following: Ghosts. Monsters. Animals. Sport. A Nonsense Poem. Prizegiving Craniums Saturday 28th August 2021 12-2pm.
You’re invited to Tauranga Writers celebration of local poets and songwriters. Buddy Mikaere, MC begins our evening with mahoia and karakia then introduces our performers and participants. First up, Doctor Archaeo and Captain Houndstooth from BoP Beat Poets. Next, Fiona Sullivan, a stalwart of poetry circles in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Steampunk Tauranga add their own unique take on poetry. Phantom NPD 2021 in Tauranga finishes with our stars of the evening – singers and songwriters with an international reputation. Empowering us with their words and music will be Marion Arts and Mana Farrell. Oh yes! – plus open mike.