• Society of Authors Opens £600,000 Hardship Fund for Scotland’s Authors

    NB  Prelim note from NZSA: The Australian Society of Authors and the UK Society of Authors both received government funding for emergency authors grants. We know a lot of our members have had a very difficult year and NZSA would have liked to offer a relief fund for our most hard-hit members. We know that […]

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  • NZSA NZ Heritage Literary Awards

    ONE WEEK TO GO   EXPLORE THE PROGRAMME   NZSA NEW ZEALAND HERITAGE LITERARY AWARDS   Several of the WORD Writers are finalists in this year’s NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards. (THURSDAY 29TH 7PM).The Awards bring together writers and publishers from all over the country to celebrate historical writing in diverse categories including fiction and […]

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  • 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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  • 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards – shortlists announced

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Announce Shortlist NZSA Canterbury Branch Date: 14.10.20 Judges have announced the short lists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect on “Encountering our Stories: Art, Culture, Identity.” New categories this year are Te Reo books and Children’s Books. 50 entries were received […]

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  • Ben Brown to deliver annual Read NZ lecture – in Wellington November 18

    READ NZ are thrilled to announce that Lyttelton poet Ben Brown (Ngāti Māhuta, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pāoa) will deliver our 2020 Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Pānui (formerly the Book Council Lecture) at the National Library auditorium in Wellington on November 18. His compelling talk If Nobody Listens, Then No One Will Know, will explore the […]

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  • Verb Wellington announce November 2020 programme

    Welcome to a special Festival edition of the Verb newsletter! We are hugely excited to be presenting a live lit fest this 2020. Celebrate Aotearoa writers, stories and voices with us between 5 – 8 November. We look forward to sharing the magic of live gatherings with you as we come together for interesting ideas, […]

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  • NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE WORD CHRISTCHURCH SPRING FESTIVAL 28 Oct – Nov 1

    This year the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival celebrates the wealth of talented writers, speakers and thinkers from across Aotearoa New Zealand. The festival is centred on New Zealand writing and writers and features a glittering programme with 65 events and more than 100 of Aotearoa’s finest writers, poets, historians and entertainers. The four-day festival is firmly focused on […]

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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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  • UNLEASH THE POWER OF POETRY ON 21 AUGUST 2020 – #NZPoetryDay

    National Poetry Day is this Friday, August 21st. The rise in Covid-19 alert levels may have put paid to some of the planned in-person events, but it is still a day to celebrate poetry nationwide. We want to make Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day sing on social media this Friday. To do that, we’d like […]

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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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  • Otago University Robbie Burns Fellowship and Children’s Writer in Residence 2021 -open for entries

      Robert Burns Fellowship University of Otago College of Education/Creative New Zealand Children’s Writer in Residence Applications for 2021 Applications closing date Questions about the fellowships and the application process Fellowship applications Awarding the Fellowships Applications closing date Applications for the 2021 Fellowships close on Wednesday 26 August 2020. Applications must be made online. Questions […]

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