• Northland Flash Fiction Prize awarded

    Sian Williams of Kerikeri was announced as the winner of the Northland Flash Fiction prize at an event at the Kings Theatre Creative on Sunday. The prize is awarded to the best entry in the annual National Flash Fiction Day competition. Flash fiction is short fiction of between 200 and 500 words, and is growing […]

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  • National Writers Forum – exploring the art, issues and business of writing

    Patricia Grace, Nalini Singh, Ockham award-winner Stephen Daisley and Canadian writer Kate Pullinger are just some of the writers so far announced as participants in the inaugural National Writers Forum taking place on 17 – 18 September. They will be joined by publishers, agents, editors, festival directors and a range of other industry professionals from […]

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  • PEN NZ condemns the continuing ban by the Fijian government of TVNZ Pacific Affairs correspondent Barbara Dreaver

    MEDIA RELEASE : 13 June 2016 PEN NZ condemns the continuing ban by the Fijian government of Television New Zealand Pacific Affairs correspondent Barbara Dreaver. PEN views the continuation of this ban as an indication of the ongoing erosion of freedom of expression in the Pacific. New Zealand currently ranks 5th in the world in […]

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  • NZSA welcomes Joan Rosier-Jones as President of Honour

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) held their AGM Saturday 11 June and Joan Rosier-Jones was appointed President of Honour 2016 – 2017. This position is awarded to a writer in recognition of their services to the Society and to the literary community. Joan has a rich history with the New Zealand […]

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  • CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016 | New Zealand Society of Authors & Writers Association – NZ Society of Authors

    Source: CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016 | New Zealand Society of Authors & Writers Association – NZ Society of Authors

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  • CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants 2016

    Assisting Writers’ Research Efforts with four grants of $5,000. Three of the grants are Open Research Grants and the fourth, the Stout Research Centre Grant, includes the $5,000 plus a valuable six-week residential fellowship at the Stout Research Centre (SRC) at Victoria University of Wellington. Giving writers the ability to read and research more, with access to […]

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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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  • Applications open for the new $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) encourages New Zealand non-fiction writers of any genre, including those who write for an education audience, to apply now for the new CLNZ Writers’ Award. The $25,000 award is designed to enable writers to work on specific non-fiction writing projects, and takes research expenses into account. Featuring broad and inclusive […]

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  • Notice of the 2016 AGM for the NZ Society of Authors

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) 2016 AGM is to be held 2 pm Saturday 11 June at the Toi Poneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Wellington. All writers welcome. That evening, 6pm, there is a Literary Dinner for members of the Society. To signal your attendance at the AGM, or to […]

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  • New Zealand Book Awards Trust

    New Zealand Book Awards Trust Books and their writers wield a transformative and defining power in any national culture. Every year, the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day champion and honour New Zealand’s literature.

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