• Writers Against National Library Disposals – public meeting

    Writers and supporters will gather for a public meeting on November 11 to protest serious concerns about our National Library’s partnership with the Internet Archive. “To find that a great national library like that of New Zealand is collaborating in a scheme to break the cherished copyright laws and give our work away for nothing […]

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  • International concern about Internet Archive-National Library deal

    André Chumko STUFF, Oct 18 2021 An international group of authors including Sir Philip Pullman are concerned about the National Library’s partnership with the Internet Archive. “To find that a great national library like that of New Zealand is collaborating in a scheme to break the cherished copyright laws and give our work away for […]

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  • Sir Philip Pullman writes to the National Library

      Read the letter from the President of the UK Society of Authors, Sir Philip Pullman to Rachel Esson and Minister Tinetti about the Internet Archive.    Here: Philip Pullman UK SoA To Hon Jan Tinetti – Minister for Internal Affairs  Rachel Esson – National Librarian 30 September 2021 Dear Jan Tinetti and Rachel Esson, […]

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  • Attorney-General asked to investigate National Library-Internet Archive deal – STUFF

    Click here to read:       Attorney-General asked to investigate National Library-Internet Archive deal | Stuff.co.nz Article by Andre Chumko on STUFF  Sep 15 2021 Authors and publishers have asked the Attorney-General to investigate the legality of the partnership between the National Library and the Internet Archive ahead of a looming New York court case […]

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  • READER OF LOVE FOR THE BOOK – anthology releases of protest writing about National Library cull

    READER OF LOVE FOR THE BOOK edited by Bill Direen   nodisposals.neocities.org The Anthology of Love for the Book brings 52 promising young poets, prominent journalists, and several time-honoured poet laureates, winners of Prime Ministers Awards and Robert Burns Fellows together for a massive Hui. All the writers share deep concern at continuing disposals of […]

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  • NATIONAL LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH INTERNET PIRATE

                      MEDIA RELEASE JULY 15, 2021 The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc (NZSA) and the Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) are shocked the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) has announced plans to hand […]

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  • National Poetry Day Competition – Grey District Library

    Grey District Library Poetry Competition Join fellow poetry lovers in a competition to celebrate National Poetry Day, 2016. Enter in one of three age groups. The writer of the most engaging poem in each category will win a Paperplus voucher. Winners will be announced at a National Poetry Day warm-up event hosted by the Grey […]

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  • Celebrating International Children’s Book Day

    On March 26, Read NZ will be celebrating International Children’s Book Day with a special online event at 12pm. Co-hosted by IBBY Canada and IBBY New Zealand/Storylines, this live-streamed event on Bibliovideo features special guests Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador Kaumātua Ben Brown and Edmonton Public Library Elder in Residence Jo-Ann Saddleback, as well as […]

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  • Celebrating International Children’s Book Day – March 26

    In exactly one week – March 26, Read NZ will be celebrating International Children’s Book Day with a special online event at 12pm. Co-hosted by IBBY Canada and IBBY New Zealand/Storylines, this live-streamed event on Bibliovideo features special guests Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador Kaumātua Ben Brown and Edmonton Public Library Elder in Residence Jo-Ann […]

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  • 2022 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING – call for submissions

    Submissions are now being accepted for the 10th William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given for works of fiction and nonfiction.   The awards, co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, are intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honour the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, […]

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  • Book Aid International’s Year of 2020: 867,567 Books sent to refugee camps in 19 Countries

    HOME Read Publishing Perspectives here January 13, 2021 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 as Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers got books to refugee camps as well as libraries.   Eunice Eyi Dotse, a student in Ghana, studies with […]

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  • Aotearoa’s poets of the future feature in National Schools Poetry Awards

    E Wen Wong, a Year 13 student from Burnside High School in Christchurch, has won the 2020 International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award.   Her poem titled ‘The house that Saturn built,’ was described by judge Airini Beautrais, as “powerful and beautiful”, “full of surprising language and with a strong sense […]

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