• Calling for participants in the design of the Workforce Development Councils

    STEAM NOT STEM – Tertiary Education Commission   The Minister of Education had announced the creation of the Workforce Development Councils (WDCs), including the Creative, Cultural and Recreation WDC. Now, the Tertiary Education Commission is looking for participants from a range of background to join two key groups that will inform the shape of these WDCs. These […]

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  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency in Hawai’i

      Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2020 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency. The award offers a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai’i. […]

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  • Kiwi kids can read their local cricket team to victory this summer

    The Super Smash Reading Challenge brings together two favourite Kiwi summer pastimes: cricket and reading. Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council) has joined forces with New Zealand Cricket’s T20 summer tournament to get kids reading more books over the holidays.The Super Smash Reading Challenge is a new interactive website. Primary and intermediate-aged children […]

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  • RESOLUTION: THE DEMOCRACY OF THE IMAGINATION MANIFESTO

    RPRESENTED BY Presented by Jennifer Clement, PEN International President Per Wästberg, Emeritus PEN International President and Chair of the Nobel Prize for Literature Eric Lax, PEN International Vice President Nayantara Sahgal, PEN International Vice President Ngugi wa Thiong’o, PEN International Vice President Paul Muldoon, PEN America Board Member ARGUMENT Within the history of PEN is […]

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  • PEN AMERICA CAMPUS FREE SPEECH GUIDE

    Campus free speech guide Issues Free speech has become a flashpoint for controversy on campuses across the U.S. This go-to resource for faculty, staff, and students provides practical, principled guidance for how campuses can best remain open to all voices. Our Principles Common Issues on Campus Academic Freedom Campus Climate Discrimination & Harassment Diversity & […]

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  • Read NZ Te Pou Muramura launch new research on Reading in NZ in the Digital Age

    New Zealanders spend half their waking lives online, are flicking between multiple texts at any given time, and are less likely to engage in long text, a new study shows. Reading in a Digital Age, a unique insight into New Zealanders’ reading behaviour, has been released by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly New Zealand […]

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  • Cultural Labour is an election issue!

    A Platform to Encourage and Protect Canadian Creativity The federal election will be held on Monday, October 21. The Writers’ Union of Canada is approaching the 2019 federal election with the goal of ensuring a properly protected and well-funded cultural space for creating and sharing stories in Canada. Without the stories, information, and ideas generated […]

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  • Victoria University of Wellington announces Emerging M?ori Writer’s Residency

    10 September 2019 To mark Te Wiki o te Reo M?ori, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the inaugural Emerging M?ori Writer’s Residency for 2020. The Residency, supported by Creative New Zealand, runs for three months and includes a writing room, a mentor, and a stipend of […]

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  • New Zealand Book Council becomes Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

    New Zealand Book Council is changing its name and identity to become Read NZ Te Pou Muramura. The move will better reflect its work to promote reading through a range of programmes and campaigns, as well as a desire to remain truly relevant in a changing Aotearoa New Zealand. Staff and board worked with education consultant […]

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  • Lani Wendt Young delivers a challenge to publishers the world over for diverse representation

    The New Zealand Book Council Lecture: 2019 This year’s New Zealand Book Council Lecture, Stories from the Wild: Reading and Writing in the Digital Age, was delivered by Lani Wendt Young in Wellington last night. A free e-book of the lecture is now available for download. Young discussed the importance of representation in literature, the […]

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  • 2020 University of Auckland residencies

    Writers in residence The University Of Auckland Residencies enable up to four writers each year to work on creative projects and interact with our students. We work in partnership with the Michael King Writers Centre and Creative New Zealand to host these residencies. Each residency includes accommodation in a historic villa in Devonport, a financial […]

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  • University of Waikato & Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2020

    Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. The position is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, […]

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