• ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP IN TASMAN

    Jacquelyn E. Lane is conducting a one-day workshop on illustration on Saturday 4 March, 9 am to 4.30 pm (or 5 pm approx). Whether it’s illustrating a children’s book, a chapter book or a novel, in this intensive workshop we’ll cover the whole process from inspiration to print and publishing. Jacquelyn will be sharing professional […]

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  • INSIGHTS FROM A FIRST-TIME INDIE-AUTHOR

    INSIGHTS FROM A FIRST-TIME INDIE-AUTHOR – Friday 24th February 10:30am to 12:00pm at Ladies Rest, 75 St Hill Street, Whanganui – KOHA. In this workshop for writers of all kinds, Katherine Dewar will share her experiences as an indie author self-publishing for the first time. Bring your questions and come ready to do some thinking […]

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  • Flash in Aotearoa: NFFD 2017 competition is open!

    Flash in Aotearoa: NFFD 2017 competition is open! The 2017 National Flash Fiction Day runs February 15 – April 30. Send your best 300-word story * Cash prizes * Two categories this year   Adult (19+) First Prize: $1000 Second Prize: $400 Third Prize: $100 Judges: Michael Harlow and   Emma Neale Youth (18 and under) […]

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  • Creative Matakana

    Matakana, less than an hour north of Auckland and well known for its weekly Village Farmers Market, is special. It has creative and innovative people, great food and wine, galleries and many beaches and regional parks to explore. These assets have been woven into a 5-day programme of artistic workshops, to be held in May […]

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  • TEDXMANUKAUINSTITUTEOFTECHNOLOGY

    TEDxManukauInstituteOfTechnology Event to be held at the following time, date and location: Saturday, 4 March 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (NZDT) MIT Manukau Campus Corner of Davies Avenue and Manukau Station Road, Manukau ,Auckland, 2104,New Zealand Attend Event Join us for the first ever TEDxManukauInstituteOfTechnology: The Changing Face of Manukau. Licensed by TED […]

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  • Tauranga Writers Golden Jubilee – Books from our own backyard

    Golden Jubilee Celebrations begin February 17 with Books from Our Own Backyard In conjunction with: Creative Bay of Plenty Arcade Arts. Where: Library Arcade, Willow and Wharf Street, Tauranga When: February 17 from 11am to 1pm. Official Opening at Noon by Mayor Greg Brownless Bring the kids In this celebration of word-craft ​ Activities include:     […]

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  • BOOK LAUNCH IN NELSON

    Emma Stevens invites you to the launch of Dancing on the Tundra at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 1 March at Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen Street, Nelson. Drinks and nibbles provided. Dancing on the Tundra is the final book in Emma’s trilogy of memoirs about living and loving in the Alaskan wilderness. As the book […]

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  • FULL DAY WORKSHOP – ‘WHAT MAKES A GOOD STORY’

    This writing workshop with best-selling author Yvonne Lindsay is sponsored  by Romance Writers of NZ (RWNZ) and organised by Nelson Romance Writers. The workshop is open to all writers and aspiring writers, of all genres, within the Top of the South region. It will take place on Saturday 25 February 2017, 9 am – 4 […]

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  • Let’s Get Writing

    Is 2017 the year you stop thinking about that story idea and start writing it? “Let’s Get Writing” is a special two-day writing event that will turbo-charge your writing project in 2017. We should start as we mean to go on, right? This is your dedicated writing weekend – except you won’t be going it alone… I’ll help […]

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  • PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION

    2017 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION This national short story competition, sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers, opens for entries on 1 January 2017. The judge is Kevin Ireland, who is a renowned poet, librettist, and author of novels, short stories and memoir. Writers may submit as many entries as they like, provided […]

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