At 8 years of age, Pieta Bayley of St Andrews College Preparatory School in Christchurch, has already won prizes for her writing. From the “Letter of the Week” for her first ever submission to “The Press” reminiscing on meeting her idol Margaret Mahy, to a Highly Commended in the 2013 National Poetry Competition for the NZ Association for Gifted children. Last year, Pieta also reached the finals of the Governors Bay, Margaret Mahy poetry competition in the 12 and under category, and was published in its collection. She is passionate about writing and loves creative writing class with Kerrin Davidson.
Poem “They leave behind the wind” published in Poems4Peace Anthology 2014.