What a beautiful gif from Unesco! Due to time differences between Northern and Southern Hemispheres World Poetry day is still happening!
I think I would love to organise something for this day next year ! This is what UNESCO say on their site.
“Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.
In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.
One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to…
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You have all this week to share your best ‘reading with’ someone photograph (make sure you have permission to share with anyone in the pic) and a few words about it, and we will pick the one we loved the most and, send you Magic Fish Dreaming.
If you already have Magic Fish Dreaming we’ll post another small surprise or you can give the book to a friend!
Share your photograph either on our facebook page or on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #readtomemagicfishdreaming.
Hooray! Just letting you know that today there is an interview with June on Kids Book Review Interview (done by Penny Harrison)
You can find some earlier interviews here:
Readilearn Interview (With Norah Colvin)
ABC interview (sound cloud)
Poet Turns to Crowd Funding (sound cloud)