• CLNZ 2018 Contestable Fund Grant Recipients Announced

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is once again excited to announce the successful applicants in this year’s round of the CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants. Introduced in 2014, the fund was established to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing growth and development, including within education. The 2018 Contestable Fund Grant recipients are: Dunedin Writers […]

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  • Beloved children’s author Joy Cowley shares The Power of Story

      The 2018 New Zealand Book Council Lecture was delivered by author Joy Cowley at Te Papa yesterday evening. In her engaging talk The Power of Story, Cowley reflected on a remarkable career and lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read. Recalling her own childhood reading journey, and that of her four children, she expressed […]

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  • International Promotional Fund for Literature – applications close October 26

    The Publishers Association of New Zealand manages the international market development initiatives for New Zealand literature on behalf of Creative New Zealand. This includes an international promotional fund to support New Zealand authors to attend literary festivals or engage in other international promotional events or activity. The next round of applications for the International Promotional Fund closes next month […]

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  • Homegrown books among Kiwi kids’ favourite reads – Whitcoulls Top 50 Kids Books 2018

    Kiwi children love to read books by local authors and their enthusiasm for reading is as keen as ever reveals the 2018 Whitcoulls Kids’ Top 50 Books list, announced today (24.9.18).   Whitcoulls Book Manager Joan Mackenzie said, “Kiwi kids cast their votes with great enthusiasm and as they did, couldn’t resist sharing glowing endorsements […]

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  • Auckland Writers Festival Launches Literary Foundation

    A new Foundation established by the Auckland Writers Festival aims to strengthen Aotearoa’s literary landscape. The Mātātuhi Foundation, launched this evening, will provide opportunities for New Zealand writers to develop and promote their works and for readers to increase their engagement with the work of local writers and will fund activities that contribute to literacy […]

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  • Finalists announced for the Copyright Licensing Education Awards 2018

    At a time when teachers are time-poor, professionally published resources that support teaching practice are hugely valuable.   The CLNZ Education Awards 2018 celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in […]

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  • New survey shows continued drop in Kiwis reading – Annual NZ Book Council report

      442,600 adult New Zealanders didn’t read a book in the past year, according to new research out today. Books are competing with television and computer screens for our leisure time, and 45-54 year olds had the lowest percentage reading of any age group. The study also found that fewer Kiwi men are reading books. […]

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  • Joy Cowley to give the annual New Zealand Book Council lecture – Oct 4 Te Papa

    This year’s Book Council Lecture will be given by beloved children’s author Joy Cowley at Te Papa on October 4. In her warm and engaging talk The Power of Story, Joy will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read. Entwining practical advice on how to spark a love for reading with her thoughts […]

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  • Storylines Auckland event Friday August 24

    The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand invites you to:   A preview event before the Booksellers New Zealand conference 25-26 August 2018 Book Launch: Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate World edited by Nicola Daly and Libby Limbrick with consulting editor Pam Dix.  Based on papers presented at the 2016 IBBY congress held in […]

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  • Hamilton Book Month

    It’s nearly August and Hamilton Book Month is about to get underway! We’d love to have you along. See http://hamiltonbookmonth.wixsite.com/2018 for details on all 20 events (15 are free) including our life writing and fiction panels, a play, travel writing and fiction writing workshops, a seminar, storytelling, poetry open mic, a comedian, illustration and design […]

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  • International Bestseller John Marsden Headlines Day Two of the NZSA National Writers Forum

    John Marsden, one of Australia’s most renowned authors will be appearing at the 2018 National Writers Forum in Auckland from 21-23 September 2018. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, the NWF is New Zealand’s only conference for writers from across the profession. Marsden is the author of many award-winning books including the most […]

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  • Dr Anita Heiss – one of the NZSA National Writers Forum 2018 Keynote speakers

    Dr Anita Heiss, one of Australia’s best-known authors of indigenous literature is visiting Auckland from 21-23 September as a keynote speaker at the 2018 National Writers Forum. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, this conference is the only national conference for writers from across the profession. Dr Heiss, who is an author, poet, […]

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