• Waikato University – Writer in Residence 2018 Therese Lloyd

    Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months normally from February.  The emolument is 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, and writers […]

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  •  Kiwi personalities back the book

    What do a Shortland St star, three reality TV stars and four media broadcasters have in common? They know how important it is to love reading.   Today the New Zealand Book Council launches their advocacy campaign #ReadToSucceed.   “We published research earlier this year that found almost 400,000 Kiwis didn’t read a book last […]

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  • The Craft of Writing: drafting your first novel – presented by NZSA Auckland!

      The Craft of Writing 6.30pm to 8.45pm, Friday 17 Nov and Friday 24 Nov  Writing your first novel and need some help? These two workshops will cover key aspects of novel writing relevant for work aimed at an adult, YA or a children’s audience. Learn about narrative structure, plot and character arcs, dialogue, point […]

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  • The rise and rise of New Zealand children’s publishing – Tessa Duder

    Keynote speech – Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, 6 October 2017 Once upon a time – about 1978 – a young mother of four was struck in the middle of the night with an idea for a children’s novel. A sailing adventure! A family in peril! Would they survive the night?! This was […]

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  • CLIMATEKEYS: KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD – NZ

    A series of piano recitals and climate discussions are being held around the globe in November, timed to coincide with the United Nations COP 23 conference being held in Bonn, Germany. An acclaimed pianist will play a concert – 30 minutes. This will be followed by a vigorous discussion facilitated by a climate change scientist […]

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  • Whitireia GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING (APPLIED)

    GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING (APPLIED) – Applications close November 30   Whitireia’s highly regarded programme is the only full training course for publishing in New Zealand. Developed and run in partnership with the industry, the Graduate Diploma in Publishing (Applied) is modelled on an apprenticeship. It focuses on practical experience and industry contacts. All tutors are practitioners […]

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  • 2017 Pikihuia Awards Winners announced

    The winners for the 2017 Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers were announced last week at Te Wharewaka o Poneke in Wellington. The 2017 Pikihuia winners and authors whose stories are included in HUIA Short Stories 12.   This year the Pikihuia Awards received over 130 entries and judge Whiti Hereaka was appreciative of the large […]

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  • International literary agents to attend Storylines Auckland October hui

      Two international literary agents, from Australia and USA, are to attend the Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, to be held in Auckland 6-8 October. They are Pippa Masson from the Curtis Brown in Sydney and Kendra Marcus from Bookstop Literacy Agency in California. Storylines Trust chair, Dr Libby Limbrick, says that the […]

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  • New Survey Finds That Almost 400,000 Kiwis Are Not Reading

    MEDIA RELEASE A new survey into New Zealanders’ reading habits confirms not only are we a nation that loves to read – we devour an average of 20.6 books a year – but also a nation that loves to read our own stories. Almost 50% of Kiwi adult survey respondents read at least one book […]

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  • Applications open for the new $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award

    Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) encourages New Zealand non-fiction writers of any genre, including those who write for an education audience, to apply now for the new CLNZ Writers’ Award. The $25,000 award is designed to enable writers to work on specific non-fiction writing projects, and takes research expenses into account. Featuring broad and inclusive […]

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