Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day is preparing to mark its 25th anniversary with plans for the broadest range of events and promotions yet on 26 August 2022, and registrations are already open for seed funding to support organisers.

National Poetry Day coordinator Erica Stretton says that after two years of largely online events, the NPD team, poets and organisers are all eager and optimistic about a return to the usual feast of in-person and community events across the motu. Erica urges organisers to register their interest early in hosting an event on or around 26 August, in order to access the seed funding available and to be included in the heavily promoted official calendar of NPD events.

This year also marks the 40th anniversary of NPD sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. CEO Robin McDonnell says the company has plenty planned to mark its special milestone, but that poetry will always be at the heart of what it does.

Interested organisers can access registration documents, templates and a full range of planning and promotional resources via the NPD website, or contact Erica if you have any questions. Applications for seed funding close at 5pm on 1 June 2022.

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'...we were there as faith-based writers, as believers in the mana of Oceania...' - David Eggleton

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