EAT YOUR WORDS
Café Poetry Competition 2010
Here’s a chance to win one of 42 (yes, 42!) prizes by writing a poem about your favourite Wellington café.
The Whitireia Creative Writing Programme has an excellent reputation for developing the talents of New Zealand writers from all walks of life. This year the students have teamed up with 42 Wellington cafés in a poetry competition centred on cafés throughout the greater Wellington region.
We are inviting people to write poems inspired by a café in the greater Wellington region. Cafés can inspire all sorts of poems, about food, about the view, something that happens in the café, a memory – cafés are full of ideas.
The prize for the overall winner is a fantastic lunch for two at Cobar Restaurant in Days Bay*, including ferry tickets to and from Eastbourne. Forty other poets will win a voucher to one of the participating cafés – and they’re some of Wellington’s best.
At the close of the competition, there will be opportunities to publish some poems, and to read them at poetry readings hosted by several cafés.
The judge for the competition is award-winning New Zealand poet Jenny Bornholdt.
The competition runs through September with a closing date of 15th October.
· Enter original, unpublished work only, 30 line limit, maximum 3 poems per person.
· Put the poem on one page; put the title of the poem, your name and contact details on separate page. Email to cafepoetrycompetition@
· There is no entry fee.
The competition is closed to current Whitireia Creative Writing Programme students and tutors.
* not to be used in conjunction with any other vouchers or promotional offers
The cafes who have sponsored this competition are:
Aro Café, Aro St, Wgtn Central
Beach Deli Café, Paraparaumu
Bellagio Café, Hataitai
Butlers Chocolate Café, Willis St, Wgtn Central
Butlers Chocolate Café, Lower Hutt
Café Figg, Petone
Café Kaizen, Porirua
Café Romeo, Upper Hutt
Café Tart, Petone
Café Vella, Plimmerton
Café Villa, Ngaio
Caffe L’affare, College St, Wgtn Central
Chocolate Frog Café, Miramar
Chocolate Fish Café, Shelley Bay
Cobar Restaurant, Days Bay
Drift Café, Waikanae
Elements Café, Lyall Bay
Fig Tree Café & Larder, Heretaunga
Lembas Café, Raumati South
Light House Cinema Café, Pauatahanui
Light House Cinema Café, Petone
Makara Café, Makara
Marrakech Café, Evans Bay
Marsden Village Café, Karori
Martha’s Pantry, Cuba Street, Wgton Central
Nikau Gallery Café, City Art Gallery, Wgton Central
Paekakariki Café, Paekakariki
Parsons Café, Lambton Quay, Wgton Central
Penthouse Cinema Café, Brooklyn
Peppermill Delicatessen, Porirua
Plum Café, Cuba St, Wgton Central
Reikorangi Pottery Café, Waikanae
Seatoun Café & Bar, Seatoun
Sweet Mother’s Kitchen, Courtney Pl, Wgton Central
The Bach Café, Island Bay
The Ballroom Café, Newtown
The Beach Café & Restaurant, Eastbourne
The Big Salami, Plimmerton
The Short Straw Café, Whitemans Valley
The Wadestown Kitchen, Wadestown
Tiki Lounge Café, Lower Hutt
Valhalla Village Lounge and Garden, Raumati South
Good food, good poetry – GREAT TIMES!