• 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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  • New role to champion reading for children launched today

    A reading ambassador for NZ children RT HON JACINDA ARDERN HON TRACEY MARTIN A new role of New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people is being established, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Internal Affairs and for Children, Tracey Martin announced today. The Reading Ambassador, announced […]

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  • Cook Islands Language Week – starting Aug 2

    Cook Islands Language Week is going strong   The Cook Islands community around New Zealand is gearing up to celebrate the ninth edition of Te ‘Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week.   Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio says it is a proud milestone that reflects on the […]

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  • Applications open for Te Papa Tupu 2020

    Once again, aspiring Māori writers have the opportunity to build their confidence in Te Papa Tupu, a writing programme developed by the Māori Literature Trust and administered by Huia Publishers.   Six chosen writers will spend six months working alongside a mentor to develop their manuscript and improve their writing skills, all to meet the […]

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  • BOOKS ALIVE CALENDAR IS LAUNCHED

    LIANZA AND NZ BOOK AWARDS TRUST LAUNCH 2020 NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS BOOKS AND SHORTLIST New Zealand libraries have an association with the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults that stretches back to 1945, and in 2020 they are still playing a central role in sharing the […]

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