Sunday, 16 September 2007

Blueskin Bay Poetry Book 2007

Poetry Book 2007

The staff of Blueskin Bay Library were so impressed by the excellence
of the poetry written by the children of Waitati and Warrington
schools for the poetry curtain that we would like to put them into a
book. We are planning three copies, one for each of the schools, and
one for the library for lending.

OFFICIAL CHALLENGE
We have asked the community to contribute poems, but we would
particularly like to challenge the staff of the schools to write
something. Members of the library staff are also being pressured to
write. Something brief would be fine. We thought of a deadline of
October 19, but extensions would be considered. If this is successful,
we could make it an annual event, and give some focus and reward to
the children's efforts.

NAMING OUR BOOK
Our poetry volume would need a name, something we could use each year.
Suggestions are invited from everyone (adults and children). A prize
will be given for the best name. We will collect entries at the
library. Please have them to us by October 19.

DESIGNING A COVER:
We could have a different cover every year, to be designed by local
children. A prize will be given for the chosen design. We will
announce the name, because that will need to be on the cover, and two
weeks later, (exact date to be announced) you can drop your brilliant
design into the library.

Many thanks from
Louise, Carolyn, Helen, Mike, Kate and Meaghan

by Louise Booth

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