Life Through Lockdown

Life Through Lockdown
Hilary Beaton
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Life Through Lockdown

A book of poems

"We sold out of the first run locally, says Library Manager Adie Johansen, and we are now planning a reprint. So we thought we’d share it with a broader audience."

To stop the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand and save lives, under the leadership of Jacinda Ardern, the Government sent New Zealand into Alert Level 4 lockdown from 23 March to 27 April 2020.

What started off as light-hearted fun between library workmates soon turned into a successful publishing venture. Manawatu District Libraries ran a public poetry competition to capture people's thoughts and feelings around 'Life Through Lockdown'. 

Each of the poems is beautifully visually portrayed by Emma O'Sullivan (illustration for '2020' by Joanne Meyer is Meyer's own work) and published in this book as a timeless keepsake of this unprecedented time in our lives.

If you would like to purchase a copy, view the book of poems online to try it before you buy it.  If there’s enough interest, the Library will proceed with another print run. The cost is $40 per book.

For more information, contact: 

Manawatu District Libraries  Private Bag 10 001  Feilding 4743 l

Feilding Library Cnr Stafford & Bowen Streets  Feilding 4702 l
P: 06 323 5373 l l



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