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Very First Ever Purr-etry Contest

Dear friends and fans,

I know I have inspired many of you to pursue your musical dreams, but there are so many ways to be sublimely creative. What about poetry? All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper (or your handy laptop computer) to begin your creative journey! So I am hoping you will consider entering my Nora The Piano Cat Poetry Contest. The rules are really quite simple:

1) Write a poem about me or inspired by me. It can be long or short, rhyming or not. It can even be a haiku.

2) Email the poem to me at no later than midnight, October 1, 2010. You can enter as often as you like.

3)> Be sure to include your age, name, and a contact email. If you are under eighteen years old, please include the name of your parent or legal guardian, and their contact email (with their permission of course). Email addresses are only used to contact the winners in each age group. You will NOT be placed on any mailing lists and your contact information will not be shared with anyone else, ever, for any reason.

My personal assistants, Betsy and Burnell, and I will read every single glorious poem and choose our absolute top three favorites in the following age categories:

1) Up to 8 years old. (Kids)

2) 9 to 12 years old. (Tweens)

3) 13 to 18 years old. (Teens)

4) 19 and up. (Everyone else)

All twelve winners will receive very special Nora Prizes. We will also give a special prize to the person submitting the best Nora or Nora-inspired haiku.

In addition to the prizes awarded to the winners in each category, the winning poems will also be included in my “Inspired by Nora” 2012 calendar. Winners will each receive a copy.

Submission of a poem signifies your acceptance of the above rules, and allows either me or my personal assistants, Betsy and Burnell, to print, reprint and otherwise distribute the poem for promotional purposes, including the creation of the 2012 “Inspired by Nora” calendar.

Don’t delay. Send your Nora-inspired poems to by midnight, October 1, 2010. Winners will be notified by October 31, 2010.

Download the “Purr-etry Contest” flyer in PDF format by clicking HERE. Share it with your friends. Viewing or printing PDFs requires Adobe Reader, which is a free download from


  1. Melody J Haislip

    Dear Nora, I have been a fan of yours since your first video. I am very impressed with your musical skills. I had two years of piano lessons when I was young, but you play better than I do.

    I didn’t know you had a blog until tonight. I have a blog, too. Maybe one day I will ask you for an interview. Do you ever do interviews? I’ve never done one, but I would be happy if you would be my first. You are so talented, and I can tell you are a real music lover, as am I. Keep practicing!

  2. Norma Campbell

    I have been a cat lover all my life, so its no surprise I would love adorable Nora. I did have one cat, who was quite unique….I had some furry houseslippers, and she would bring them to me, one at a time. Never knew another cat to do that. I have had around a half dozen cats in my lifetime, each has their own identifiable personality. I only have one now. A beautiful snowwhite angora. Gorgeous, but very shy. My sister didn’t believe, my cat would bring me my slippers, until she saw her do it, when she was in my home, visiting. Here is a cute ditty, but I didn’t make it up…it goes like this…

    I’m just a cat,
    and we’ll make it just fine,
    as long as you remember,
    I’m not yours, you’re mine.

    Frankly, I think most cat owners would say that says it all for these wonderful, lovable, Furballs…

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