• NZ Library Storytimes during COVID-19 – LIANZA/SLANZA LIMITED PERMISSIONS

    Schools and libraries are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling times. Providing storytimes for children through online platforms is something that New Zealand authors and publishers and the cross-sector organisation, The Coalition for Books, are committed to supporting. […]

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  • The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has secured a partnership to provide quality resources for editors.

    IPEd and Biotext–Macquarie University sign MoU A memorandum of understanding (MoU), agreed between IPEd and Biotext Pty Ltd and Macquarie University, as joint publishers of the Australian manual of style and the website StyleHub, will advance the editing profession across Australia and New Zealand. The Australian manual of style is a soon-to-be-released, comprehensive, online style […]

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  • 2020 Storylines Notable Book winners announced

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce its Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2019. The awards lists are compiled from more than 110 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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  • 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 Māori Writer’s Residency

    10 September 2019 To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the inaugural Emerging Māori 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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