• Shifting Points of View

    WORD Christchurch and Christchurch Arts Festival team up for Shifting Points of View in September WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world. Featuring Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett, […]

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  • Caging Skies – world premiere – Circa Theatre

    CIRCA THEATRE PRESENTS A World Premiere CAGING SKIES Written by Desiree Gezentsvey Based on the novel by Christine Leunens Directed by Andrew Foster Music & Sound Design by Jeremy Cullen STARRING Tim Earle (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) Comfrey Sanders (Don Juan) Claire Waldron (King Lear) Donna Akersten (Last Legs) TRUE PASSIONS. TRUE LIES. Johannes, […]

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  • BOOK LAUNCH IN NELSON

    Everyone is welcome to the launch of Carolyn Hawes’ crime novel The Floating Basin at The Copy Press, 141 Pascoe Street on Saturday 17June at 11 am. The book is set in a fictionalised Westport and features detective Ru Clement. While working on the novel in 2014 Carolyn received a NZSA mentorship with Elizabeth Smither, […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day – 22 JUNE 2017

    22 JUNE 2017 – National Flash Fiction Day June 22, 2017 is our shortest day of the year — and the day we know and love as National Flash Fiction Day. The competition this year will open February 15 – April 30. The 2017 judges are acclaimed poets Michael Harlow and Emma Neale. New this […]

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  • NorthWrite 2017: National Flash Fiction Day Workshop and Readings

    NorthWrite 2017: National Flash Fiction Day Workshop and Readings Are you curious about flash fiction?  Do you want to write flash fiction, short stories or poetry?  Celebrate National Flash Fiction Day in Kawakawa with musician, performer and enthusiastic writer of flash, Vivian Thonger.  Vivian, a Kerikeri resident, will guide you through a world of sound, […]

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  • Book Launch – Whangaparaoa

    ‘Exits and Entrances’ by Christine Curtis( from William Shakespeare’s ‘7 Ages of man’) is an historical novel I was commissioned to write for our local church, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It will be launched on Sunday 18th June at 12 md. at the Church of St Stephen , Stanmore bay, Whangaparaoa. I will […]

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  • CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE CLOSES

    THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA VICE-CHANCELLOR’S INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE One of the richest poetry prizes in the world closes on this day. Now in its fourth year, the prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world. It marks the University of Canberra’s commitment to creativity and imagination. Prize entries may […]

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  • AUTHOR TALK IN PICTON

    On Saturday 3 June at 3pm at the Picton Little Theatre, 9 Dublin Street, Charles Dicken’s  great-great-great-granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley will be talking about her book Charles Dickens and his Circle. Lucinda Hawksley is an author and broadcaster whose books include three biographies of three 19th-century artists: Lizzie Siddal, Kate Perugini, and Princess Louise. Her new book, […]

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  • A workshop for new writers and writer/illustrators – Auckland

    June 11th 12:30 to 4:30 Cost: $90.00 ​This workshop is aimed at unpublished writers who are particularly interested in picture books. Have you got a great idea for a picture book? Really want to get it into print? Considering entering the Joy Cowley Award? Let us help you Where: Armanasco House 578 Blockhouse Bay Rd, […]

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  • Abstracting Oral History Course

    Abstracting Oral History Saturday and Sunday 12 & 13 August 2017 from 8.45am to 1pm $180 ($140) Limit: 8 Please note the Abstracting course if between day one and two of the Essentials of Oral History research workshops – see information on these below – Please complete and return this linked enrolment form or send […]

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