• The Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival programme out

    New Zealand’s one and only official Booktown has lifted the cover on its latest festival, announcing a literary line-up of 99 presenters and 55 events.   The sixth Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival runs 6-9 May and promises to be a bestseller for all ages, including those who like some fish and chips with their author experience. “We […]

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  • Announcing Going West Festival’s ‘Different Out Loud’ Season: Video Collaborations between Poets and Filmmakers.

      Different Out Loud   Going West Festival announces a brand-new approach to celebrating live poetry with Different Out Loud, a collection of thoughtful video collaborations between Aotearoa poets and filmmakers. Themed around the word ‘coastal’, these integrated pieces by some of our best poets and finest screen artists will air online from 12 April 2021. […]

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  • Storylines celebrated the winners of its major awards at a special event in Auckland on Sunday 28 March

    2021 Storylines award-winners honoured At the Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day, recipient of the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy Award for lifetime achievement in children’s literature, Julia Marshall, gave the 2021 Storylines Margaret Mahy lecture.Her lecture outlined the genesis of and influences on her publishing company Gecko Press, but more importantly, perhaps, looked at the […]

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  • National Poetry Day 2021 AUGUST 27

    Phantom National Poetry Day this year is on the 27 August 2021! Are you ready to join in the celebrations? Run an event? PNPD  are opening registration for events today. Please check out their news article for more information or head straight over to www.poetryday.co.nz to register. #NZPoetryDay https://www.nzbookawards.nz/…/we-need-you…/38852…

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  • AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 11 – 16 MAY 2021 – Programme out now

    View newsletter in your browser OUR 2021 PROGRAMME IS LIVE!   For six glorious days from 11 to 16 May, we will present over 200 writers with events that include conversation, reading, debate, and performance, as well as schools’, family and free events, ranging fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music, theatre, culture, art and more. This year’s Auckland Writers […]

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  • Auckland Writers Festival Programme Launch

    Join us from 6:15PM Wednesday 10 March as we launch the 2021 Festival Programme. Watch Festival Director Anne O’Brien unveil the lineup via livestream: https://tinyurl.com/AWF21launch and check out the full Programme at http://www.writersfestival.co.nz/ from 7:00PM. Tickets on sale 12 March.

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  • Are Digital Rights Events Working?

    Waiting for the Plane Tickets: Rights Pros on Digital Events  February 19, 2021  Read on Publishing Perspectives here   How do online rights events organized by literary agencies, publishers, and others compare to the physical book fair experience? We hear from several rights folks on how it’s going so far. At Brussels’ rights center for […]

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  • WORD CHRISTCHURCH EMPLOYS A FRESH PERSPECTIVE – Nic Lowe joins as Co-Director

     WORD Christchurch is pleased to announce the appointment of Nic Low as Programme Co-Director   Nic Low is a Ngāi Tahu author and arts organiser, originally from Christchurch, who has recently returned home after close to two decades in Melbourne. He will be sharing the role of curating this year’s WORD Christchurch Festival (25 – […]

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  • NZ Poetry Society 2020 Anthology – on line launch Dec 16 5pm

    2020 Anthology Launch The New Zealand Poetry Society is launching the NZPS 2020 Anthology “Stay Well Here“ on Wednesday December 16 from 5.00 pm. This year it is a virtual launch and you can join in on Facebook by clicking on this link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1511056835753640 The password will be posted there on the day. You […]

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  • Anne Salmond: No downside in standing tall, together

    Anne Salmond: No downside in standing tall, together – link to Newsroom article   Stuff’s apology for the inequitable treatment of Māori and tikanga Māori by Stuff and its media predecessors is so powerful, writes Dame Anne Salmond, because it recognises the Queen’s promise of equality and mutual respect for different tikanga.   In 1992 […]

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  • Dunedin Writers Festival call for 2 x 3 month contractors – marketing and events

    The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, Dunedin’s biennial celebration for readers, writers, and thinkers, has two fixed-term contract positions available for the 2021 festival in May. The Festival is a vibrant boutique programme of storytelling, conversation, and live performance, a long weekend of immersion in the pleasure of the written word and examining ideas. Both […]

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  • NZSA member Joy Cowley joins Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi whānau

    Celebrating our 2020 Whakamana Hiranga the Icons at Government House December 1, 2020 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi guests come together at Government House to celebrate three exceptional artists as Whakamana Hiranga Icons; Dr Sandy Adsett MNZM, Sam Neill DCNZM OBE, and Joy Cowley ONZ DCNZM OBE, who this year joined a living circle of […]

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