• 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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  • Secondary school writers win mentorships with professional authors

    Three talented secondary school students have been selected as winners of the NZ Society of Authors Youth Mentorship Programme 2016. NZSA’s Youth Mentorship Programme is offered to three young writers (15-18yrs) every year and the selected youths will spend the next few months honing their writing skills and developing their craft under the mentorship of three of New […]

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  • Interested in becoming more active in the literature sector?

    Nominations are open for a position on the NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) National Council.   To be on the National Council you need to be a published author living in a region that is open for nominations for a delegate.  You also need to be a member of the NZ Society of Authors (PEN […]

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  • What does NZSA membership mean for writers?

    “Being a member of the NZSA means not being alone. As a writer, I spend a lot of time in my own head, or holed up somewhere with ink stains on my fingers, or hunched over a computer. The NZSA provides great resources, and opportunities to work with people who can help you make the next step […]

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