Megan Norris, a biology lecturer at UCOL, has been a Palmerston North resident for 18 months, and lived on the West Coast of the South Island the decade before. Last year Megan participated in Helen Lehndorf's writing evening classes. Megan’s poem ‘Memorial Park Christmas Eve 2014’ has received special mention for the ebook ‘catch and release: Poems from Manawatῡ’. In fact, the title of the book comes from a line in her poem. The inspiration for the poem comes from spending lovely late afternoons in the summer watching her sons play in the free pool.
Megan is a contributor to KUPU 2015.