The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc)


Our Mission

The right to freedom of expression | Te mōtika ki te mana whiri whakapuaki

The right to fair reward | Te mōtika ki te utu tōkeke

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) is the principal representative for the professional interests of writers. Protecting basic rights to freedom of expression, working to improve income and conditions, promoting Aotearoa New Zealand writing and literary culture. Developing and creating a community for writers.

Ko Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) ko te māngai matua mō ngā aronga ngaio o te kaituhi.
Ko tāna, he tiaki i ngā tika tūāpapa mō te manawhiri whakapuaki, he whai kia whakapai ake i te utu, i te taiao mahi, he whakatairanga i te ahurea o te tuhi me te mātātuhi o Aotearoa. He whakaahu, he auaha hoki i tētahi hapori kaituhi.

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Join the New Zealand Society of Authors to build on your skills, grow your career, find connections and make a difference for writers in Aotearoa!

Our Writers
Ō Mātou Kaituhi

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) has been representing the interests of NZ writers since 1934. We are a community of writers who are proud to include some of New Zealand’s finest writers as members. NZSA fights for freedom of expression through our affiliation to PEN International.

Mai i te tau 1934 te tū a Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) hei māngai mō ngā aronga ngaio o ngā kaituhi o Aotearoa. He hapori kaituhi mātou me tō mātou whakahīhī hoki e tae rā anō ana ngā mema ki ngā kaituhi kairangi nō roto o Aotearoa nei. Mā te tūhono ki PEN International ka pakanga ai Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa mō te manawhiri whakapuaki.

Branches
Ngā Peka

Our eight branches from Northland to Southland offer the opportunity to network with other writers, attend workshops, take part in seminars, enjoy social events, learn aspects of the craft of writing, enter branch specific competitions, and participate in decision-making about the Society.

Tukuna ai e ō mātou peka e waru, mai i Te Hiku o te Ika tae rā anō ki Te Taurapa o Te Waka ngā āheinga ki te kōtuitui ki ērā atu kaituhi, ki te tae atu ki ngā awheawhe, ki te whai wāhi ki ngā wānanga, waihoki te pārekareka i ngā huihuinga, kia ākona he āhuatanga o ngā pūkenga tuhi, ki te uru atu ki ngā whakataetae ā-peka, ā, ki te whai wāhi ki ngā tukanga whakatau e pā ana ki Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa.

Membership Benefits – Ngā Painga ā-Mematanga

We represent writers of all genres and formats at all stages of their career. We offer information services, professional development programmes, advice and advocacy, awards, grants, residencies and fellowships, promotional opportunities and members discounts

He māngai mātou mō ngā kaituhi ahakoa te tūmomo, ahakoa hoki te whakatakoto, ahakoa te roa o te mahi. Tukuna ai e mātou ngā ratonga mōhiohio, ngā kaupapa whakawhanake ngaio, ngā kupu āwhina me te kōkiri hoki, ngā whakawhiwhinga, ngā karāti, ngā nōhanga tohunga kaituhi me ngā whakawhiwhinga tūranga, ngā āheinga whakatairanga, ngā pārongo me ngā whakahounga, ka mutu, ko ngā whakahekenga utu ā-mematanga.

Latest News

The latest news articles, blogs, events, notices and opportunities for the writing sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. All news

Three NZ Writers make 2024 Barry Awards finalists 1 March 2024 - The 2024 Barry Awards Congratulations to NZ writers Vanda Symon (NZSA President), Michael Bennett, and Anthony McCarten who are finalists… Continue Reading
NZSA CompleteMS Programme 2024 opens 1 March 2024 - Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that's ready to take to the next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction,… Continue Reading

Our Partners

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) is proudly supported by Creative New Zealand and a range of other organisations. We also take part in industry-wide coalitions and campaigns. The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) is a not-for-profit incorporated society and a registered charitable entity: CC 61705. Thanks to all those who support us and the literary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand

Upcoming Events

Our calendar of writerly events – including but not limited to book launches, writer talks, literary festivals, writer retreats, workshops, poetry slams, award presentations, writer celebrations, writing group gatherings, regional branch meetups and events. All events

Mawhera Writers03 Mar 2024-Mawhera Writers (Greymouth) Formerly West Coast Writers, this group welcomes writers of all genres to write together, get feedback on ...Continue Reading
WRITERS OF PICTON05 Mar 2024-Meet on the first Monday of the month (not January) from 1 pm to 3pm. They meet in the upstairs room at Picton Library, and there is usua...Continue Reading
Writers at Lunchtime06 Mar 2024-Writers at Lunchtime takes place 11.30 am – 1.30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January). There is usually a guest spea...Continue Reading

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