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  • The Newest Episode of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Features Elsie Locke

    In the next episode of our NZSA Oral History Podcast Series we hear from Elsie Locke.  Elsie was a leader and writer for the New Zealand peace movement, living through almost the whole of the violent twentieth century.  But to most New Zealanders she is best known for her children’s writing

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  • 2019 Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Contest Winners Announced

    The winners of this year’s Wallace Foundation Short Fiction Contest were announced at a special event during the Auckland Writers Festival last Saturday. Stories must be original, unpublished works of fiction and may be on any theme. The word limit is 2000 words. Samesame but different is delighted to announce

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  • Auckland Writers Festival Continues Its Record-Breaking Run

    People of all ages flocked to the 2019 Auckland Writers Festival this week, which broke its previous attendance record with more than 82,000 seats filled across seven days of tremendous conversations, inspiring performances and theatres filled with laughter at venues throughout the city’s centre. The Festival, which has seen year-on-year

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