• NZSA 2017 Waitangi Day Honour

    Poet honoured for Waitangi Day Acclaimed poet and scholar, Selina Tusitala Marsh, has been made Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ annual Waitangi Day Honours.  “As the country’s largest writers’ organisation, we believe it’s important to celebrate significant literary achievements, especially on the international stage,” said NZSA President, Kyle Mewburn. “Each […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NZSA Mentor Programme

    For writers and comic book / graphic novelists who want professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. Applications for 2016 programme have now closed. Applications for the 2017 programme will open December 2016. More

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