• The New Zealand International Film Festival 2017

    The 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival  is full of treats and showcases the pinnacle of writing for the big screen.  There are some great book adaptations: for children Swallow and Amazons and Jasper Jones (YA) are just two of the books realised on screen as well as the stunning and poignant A Monster Calls by […]

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  • 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    The winners of the 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults will be announced on the evening of Monday, 14 August in Wellington. Finalist Author Events Young readers will have a chance to meet the finalist authors in early August, at three big events. The first is in Christchurch (Monday, 7 August […]

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  • Tauranga Writers inc – call out to past members

    TAURANGA WRITERS INCORPORATED was established on 21st June 1967 when Edna Pithie and Verna Dowrick instigated the first meeting of what was then the Tauranga Writers Group, which met in the Sunhaven Motel in Cameron Road that Edna was managing at the time. The group continued to meet there for some months after that first […]

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  • International Guests at the National Writers Forum

    17 – 18 September Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland. The National Writers Forum is just two weeks away and we’re looking forward to welcoming our international guests Chris Cleave, internationally acclaimed author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Incendiary and The Other Hand (a.k.a. Little Bee, number one on The New York Times Best Seller list) travels […]

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  • Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All

    Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All The 21st Going West Books and Writers Festival marks a new era, with new creative directors and a packed programme of events  proudly featuring home-grown authors, playwrights and songwriters in venues across West Auckland this September. Nicola Strawbridge, an experienced magazine and book editor, together […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship

    Open for applications from 10 June 2016 This award is open to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record who are currently working on a new project. With grateful thanks to Peter Beatson this award occurs annually and provides the successful applicant with $7,000. To apply for this award you […]

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  • Flash Frontier

    The opening issue of 2016, the February dance issue, guest edited by Elizabeth Smither and James Norcliffe — who are also this year’s National Flash Fiction Day competition judges (comp is open — here for details) is available. Elizabeth and James were kind enough to share their insights after reading and selecting stories for this issue; you can find those comments at the top of the […]

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  • NZ Book Week

    Book Week October 26 – November 1 New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) celebrates Book Week with a grass roots campaign. Facing a second year with no NZ Book Month, the NZSA has taken the initiative and is running a grass roots campaign with the message “Read NZ Buy NZ”. NZSA Book Week […]

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