• 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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  • Public Lending Right – IMPORTANT NOTICE November 2016

    Important notice for publisher writers about PLR 2016 payments If you registered titles with the National Library for the Public Lending Right scheme (PLR), on or around the 28th October you will have received an email with the survey results for the titles you have registered. The list shows your books broken down into ‘versions’, […]

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  • Courage Day 15 November 2016

    PEN NZ has received the names of writers PEN is officially recognising this year for Courage Day, known as The Day of the Imprisoned Writer outside New Zealand. These five writers have suffered threats, attacks and imprisonment solely for their peaceful free expression work, that are emblematic of the risks faced by our colleagues worldwide. […]

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  • Hachette Mentorship Programme – apply between 10 Oct and 13 Nov

    Writers! An opportunity to be mentored by a publisher The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), in association with Hachette Australia, are once again offering the opportunity for one writer to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the mentorship of Hachette Australia. Now in its second year, this initiative […]

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  • National Writers Forum – post event blog

    Being at an event that you’ve programmed can be a very strange thing. It’s like going behind the counter at your favourite cafe– suddenly, the mechanics of the space become visible and your outlook on the whole experience is totally different. The National Writers Forum programme was a long time in the planning. Thinking about […]

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  • Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award

    Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award   Neville Peat, wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books, was presented with the new CLNZ Writer’s Award at the inaugural National Writers Forum in Auckland tonight. Neville receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project “The Invading Sea”. The […]

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  • The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) issues scam warning: Writers beware

    Media release: 14 September 2016 The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) is increasingly concerned about writers being scammed with bogus publishing ‘deals’. The NZSA is receiving an increasing number of enquiries from writers falling into the trap of paying large sums of money to get their book published only to find their expectations are […]

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  • National Writers Forum – 17 to 19 Sept 2016 – Auckland

    This Weekend! Join us Saturday and Sunday for sessions, workshops and networking with writers including Chris Cleave, Patricia Grace, Stephen Daisley, Kate Pullinger, Nalini Singh, Ben Sanders, Helen Lowe and Greg McGee  plus publishing and marketing experts from New Zealand and overseas. Full programme details can be found at nationalwritersforum.org.nz Tickets can be purchased at iTicket   Design your own […]

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  • Tina Makereti wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship!

    The $7,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance.   Kapiti Coast writer Tina Makereti will use the fellowship to work on her fiction project the Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke. Tina said “I’m so […]

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  • Four compelling NZ writing projects awarded grants

            Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four fascinating New Zealand writing projects that, according to the judges, have great potential and stood out even amongst many other promising applications. The Stout Research Grant, […]

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