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Wildlife Sanctuary’s Creative Writing Day

21 May 2004

Karori Wildlife Sanctuary’s Creative Writing Day on National Radio

Participants from Karori Wildlife Sanctuary’s Creative Writing Day in March will feature on National Radio’s Spectrum programme on Sunday 23 May 2004, 12:30pm and again on Thursday 27 May at 8pm.

The 30 minute documentary, produced by Lucy Orbell, tracks some youngsters from Masterton who took part in the Creative Writing Day. Also, commenting on the day and reading excerpts from what they wrote are authors and poets Jenny Bornholdt, Dinah Hawken, John Ansell and Moira Wairama.

Nearly 400 people visited the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary on the day of the inaugural Creative Writing Day and many took part in the workshops and readings, says event organiser Keith Lyons. The writers had three weeks to submit their story, essay or poem and in total over 50 entries were received.

The panel of judges – made up of writers, journalists and readers – will select the top stories for publication, and the winners will be announced in late May.

“The aim of the day was to inspire more New Zealanders to appreciate where they live. The success of the Sanctuary’s first Creative Writing Day means it will become a regular event and we are also looking at holding other creative events in the inspiring setting of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary later in the year,” says Mr Lyons.


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