• Poets and writers from around the world stand in solidarity with Ashraf Fayadh

    After PEN International’s high profile campaign, which was picked up by media across the world including the Guardian, Der Spiegel, CNN, Le Monde Diplomatique, Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin has instigated a Worldwide Reading for the poet Ashraf Fayadh, who’s sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, on January 14. If you are in Auckland you can attend the Poetry Reading […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants – Recipients Announced!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipients of the NZSA Auckland Museum National and Auckland Regional Grants. The National Grant goes to Paolo Rotondo. Paolo is a screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker and actor who will be researching for his theatrical piece, Kororareka. Paolo will use the […]

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  • National Writers Forum seeks Programme Manager

    The National Writers Forum is a new two day conference for writers. It will take place over a weekend in September, 2016. We seek a Programme Manager to manage the programming of this event. This is a fixed-term, part-time contract position from 25 January 2016 to 30 September 2016. Applicants will have expert up-to-the-minute knowledge […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award – Recipient Announced!

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2015 is Auckland writer Caroline Barron. With 73 entries for this award, the selection panel had a tough time deciding on a winner. The range and quality of the work submitted was impressive. Entries covered a broad range including novels, writing […]

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  • New Zealand HERITAGE BOOKS AWARDS 2015 Winners

    New Zealand HERITAGE BOOKS AWARDS 2015 Winners Book: A Bloody Road Home by Chris Pugsley Short Story: Alpha Crucis by Sandra Arnold Essay (Joint): Consequences of a Road not Travelled by Jill McCaw   |   I’ll be Back before You Know it by Robin McElrea Poem: I’ve always like to Ride in Trains by Karen Zelas New […]

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  • New Zealand’s Book Awards Announce First-Ever Longlist

    The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ inaugural longlist reveals a rich collection of works reflecting cultural and historical diversity and deeply rewarding poetry and prose from authors and illustrators all over the country. There are 40 long-listed works; ten each from the four award’s categories – illustrated non-fiction, general non-fiction, poetry and fiction. New Zealand […]

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  • For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or comic / graphic novelist

    The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme for 2016 seeks applications from writers and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. This year, as part of our commitment to Creative New Zealand, we have tagged 3 mentorships for emerging […]

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  • Congratulations! The Winner of the 2015 NZ Bookshop Day Best Promotion is …

    Congratulations to Carole Beu and the great team at The Women’s Bookshop for winning the Best Promotion reflecting the essence of NZ Bookshop Day – “Your Place, Your Bookshop”. The judging was carried out by the entire team at Booksellers NZ.  It was a very close competition with the top contenders barely separable, as each […]

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  • NZSA Central Districts Short story competition results!

    Congratulations! First: Hayley Solomon (Whanganui), “The Chosen One” Second: Tony Chapelle (Palmerston North), “Islands” Third: Antony Millen (Taumarunui ), “Aukati” & Highly Commended: David Hill (New Plymouth ), “On Special” Angela Yeoman (the Wairarapa), “The Earth was Red” Sean Monaghan (Palmerston North), “The Ocean Outside” SCHOOL STUDENTS First: Sophie Thirsk (St Matthew’s Collegiate School, Masterton), […]

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  • Support Courage Day – 15 November

    Courage Day (also known as The Day of the Imprisoned Writer) recognises writers who defend the right to free speech, and those who suffer oppression and are killed / imprisoned for their work. The beginning of the year was heralded with the deaths of 12 people following a bloody attack on the offices of the […]

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