• Today’s the Day – OCT 17 – BOOKSHOP DAY AOTEAROA #buylocal#supportlocal

    2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. This year will see dozens of bookshops throughout New Zealand celebrate their communities with a range of events, competitions and exciting activities. See a few highlights by clicking through to […]

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  • NZ Writers Guild asks screen and quota questions of all political parties – read here

    What are your party’s Arts, Culture and Heritage and Broadcasting policies? Labour The arts and creative sectors are vitally important to the New Zealand economy, which contributes nearly $11 billion a year to GDP, employs 90,000 people and supports the wellbeing of our communities. However, our arts sector has been deeply impacted by COVID-19. We’re […]

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  • ‘WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE YOUNG IN AN AGEING WORLD?’ – NINE DOTS PRIZE OFFERS $100,000 FOR THE BEST RESPONSE

    Prize backed by Cambridge University – and leading figures including Anne Applebaum, Petina Gappah and David Runciman – promotes innovative thinking in response to global issues. The Nine Dots Prize has today (Friday 2nd October) revealed the question it will pose as part of a global problem-solving competition, offering US$100,000 and a book deal with […]

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  • STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS 2020 – brochure release

    STORYLINES NOTABLE BOOKS AWARDS Storylines 2021 Notable Book Awards The 2021 Storylines Notable Book Awards will be presented in October next year, to maximise the potential for booksellers to highlight the award-winning books to parents and wider whānau as Christmas gift options. The 2021 awards therefore cover a one-off 19-month period, with a 31 August 2021 […]

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  • WAIKATO UNIVERSITY – WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2021 – Applications open

    University of Waikato & Creative NZ Writer in Residence 2021 School of Arts Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $53,300 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative […]

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  • Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence, University of Canterbury – open for application for 2021

    Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2021 College of Arts Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 6 or 12-month fixed-term opportunity Salary of $60,000 (for 12 months, pro-rated for 6 months) What You Will Do This fixed-term Residency has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full time opportunity […]

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  • THE FUTURE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Artificial Intelligence (AI) has always had fantastical appeal. Imaginative ideas of futuristic superhuman technology provide endless material for storytelling, inspiring humans to create worlds where the impossible is performed with ease. These ideas, however, once at home in seemingly distant dreams, are moving from fiction into reality as AI continues to take root […]

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  • A small change with the potential to make a big difference to literacy in NZ

    by Paula Browning Sep 08 2020 WARWICK SMITH/STUFF We need to create a fairer system for teachers, learners and creators when it comes to copying and sharing learning resources in the classroom, writes Paula Browning. Read the rest of the article here on STUFF  https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/122685642/a-small-change-with-the-potential-to-make-a-big-difference-to-literacy-in-nz

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  • Sydney Writers Festival Podcast series released

      Sydney Writers’ Festival   Playlist by Sydney Writers’ Festival Australia’s largest celebration of literature, stories and ideas. Bringing together the world’s best authors, leading public intellectuals, scientists, journalists and more.   Subscribe to podcast:  Apple Podcasts  Spotify  RSS feed   OR CLICK HERE    435 clips in playlist: Reckoning and Retribution Lucia Osborne-Crowley’s I Choose Elena and […]

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  • SLANZA: The Plight Of School Libraries- A Nationwide Campaign

       “School Libraries Transform”   The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) is launching a nationwide campaign to highlight the plight of our school libraries. The campaign will be launched on September 1st and is called “School Libraries Transform” SLANZA is deeply concerned about the demise of school libraries in Aotearoa. It is […]

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  • Fellowships at the Cullman Center

    “The Cullman Center is an unbelievable gift of time—time to settle in, master your material, and then rocket ahead with your work. You come in with an idea for one book but emerge with the seeds for many.” —Karan Mahajan, Fellow 2018-2019 Scope | Criteria and Terms | NYPL/American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships           […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme.

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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