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    Claire shows a way with words - 29-Jul-2008
    Takapuna Grammar's head girl is a finalist in the New Zealand Post national schools poetry awards.
    Claire Sorrenson’s poem Fooling Around conveys the awkwardness of a homosexual adolescent relationship.

    Claire says the poem evolved and the thoughts came as she wrote.

    "It took a bit of editing because it was overly dramatic at first, so I took out the over-the-top bits."

    Claire attended the Michael King writers’ workshops in March which she says really helped.

    "I didn’t consider myself a poetry writer so it helped me expand."

    She feels most comfortable writing short stories.

    "In a perfect world" she says she would be a fulltime writer but in reality she will probably do something else but continue writing.

    Claire has also entered the Katherine Mansfield awards, submitting a piece about a lonely man who becomes obsessed with a troubled teenage girl.

    She also plans to enter the Sunday Star-Times short story competition later in the year.

    Takapuna Grammar head of English Robin Holding says everything Claire writes is impressive and she is a "talent to watch".

    She was recently awarded joint third place in the Ireland essay competition with her story Changing Face, about a Nigerian girl who moves to Dublin where she faces struggles with immigration and identity.

    The New Zealand Post awards will be announced on August 22 at an event in Wellington.
    Ref: - North Shore Times - New Zealand Post National Schools Poetry Awards

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