• New Zealanders and the Arts – Ko Aotearoa me ōna Toi

    New Zealanders and the Arts – Ko Aotearoa me ōna Toi | Creative New Zealand (creativenz.govt.nz) New Zealanders and the Arts – Ko Aotearoa me ōna Toi Findings from independent research by Colmar Brunton into New Zealanders’ attitudes to, attendance at, and participation in the arts in 2020. New Zealanders and the Arts — Ko […]

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  • Oratia Media has won the BOP Bologna Prize 2021 for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, Oceania.

    Fantastic news this morning — Oratia Media has won the BOP Bologna Prize 2021 for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year, Oceania.   Oratia Media wins BOP Bologna Prize as Best Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021 Independent Kiwi publisher garners international award at the world’s largest children’s book fair West Auckland publishing house Oratia […]

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  • PEN AMERICA LITERARY AWARDS SUBMISSIONS

    If your book has a US release, it can be entered. Submissions for the 2022 PEN America Literary Awards will be accepted from June 1, 2021 through August 1, 2021. SUBMIT HERE Please be sure to carefully follow the below instructions before submitting: All submitted books must be published by a trade or academic publisher […]

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  • Barbara Else Talks about the Business of Books

      “Writers’ income is always an awkward cash flow – sometimes it flows and sometimes it doesn’t!” Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast continues with a second episode from Barbara Else, from her 2020 oral history interview with Naomi Arnold.   Barbara Else is a celebrated New Zealand author but has also been […]

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  • Richard Flanagan gives the Arthur Miller Lecture at the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival May 23

    Arthur Miller Lecture: Richard Flanagan by PEN America Follow $30 US This event is part of the 2021 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Visit pen.org/festival to learn more and get tickets for other events. FLASH SALE EXTENDED: For a limited time only, enter the code FLASH21WVF at checkout to receive 25 percent off. PEN America Members get a […]

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  • A Reflection on 18 months as NZSA President: “A call-out to all writers: come gather round, we need your support . . . “

    BY MANDY HAGER    MAY 4, 2021     I’ve been a member of NZSA for around 30 years, joining before I published my first book, filled with pride when I could transition from ‘associate’ to ‘full’ membership. Although health and time constraints have meant I’ve rarely attended branch meetings or events, I’ve always read the […]

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  • Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador – Ben Brown

    Find out about the new role of Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people. The first Reading Ambassador announced on 4 May 2021, is Lyttelton writer Ben Brown. Ben Brown (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Paoa) writes children’s books, non-fiction, poetry and short stories for children and adults. Born in […]

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  • Publishing Mergers: “By 2022, the Big 5 will be down to The Big 4”

    APRIL 30, 2021 Publishing House Mergers… A Non-Love Story by Kristin Nelson As a demographic, veteran literary agents are partial to opening sentences that begin with “back in the day.” Nothing signals “old” more effectively than that phrase. It implies that the good ol’ days were somehow better. The reality is that we veterans probably just […]

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  • TRUTH BE TOLD: THE PROLIFERATION OF ONLINE MISINFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION—AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

      Thursday, March 18, 2021    [VIRTUAL] Truth Be Told: The Proliferation of Online Misinformation and Disinformation—And What We Can Do About                                                         Digital Event Watch the Recording Here   Our expert panel will address these issues […]

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  • No Excuse for Abuse – on line harrassment

    Introduction   Online abuse—from violent threats and hateful slurs to sexual harassment, impersonation, and doxing—is a pervasive and growing problem.1 Nearly half of Americans report having experienced it,2 and two-thirds say they have witnessed it.3 But not everyone is subjected to the same degree of harassment. Certain groups are disproportionately targeted for their identity and profession. Because […]

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  • No Creativity without Creators

    26 Apr 2021 If we want to celebrate creativity, we need to value the rights of creators. One of Aotearoa’s leading authorities on intellectual property states her case – is the government listening? Paula Browning is the Chief Executive of Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the Chair of WeCreate.   The United Nations’ calendar these […]

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  • Get your tickets for the PEN 2021 World Voices Festival now

    Tickets for PEN America’s 2021 World Voices Festival are available now!  This year’s Festival, Power to the People, will draw together virtual audiences from around the world for a series of more than 20 events across five days. BUY TICKETS NOW Flash Sale: April 26 – May 2 – use code FLASH21WVF for 25% off The […]

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