• NO OFFICIAL POETRY DAY FOR 2020, BUT POETS STILL ENCOURAGED TO CELEBRATE ON 21 AUGUST 2020

     The ongoing restrictions and concerns around Covid-19 demand a different approach this year to our national celebration of poetry. Organisers have made the difficult decision not to proceed with co-ordinating an official Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day in 2020. Instead they are turning 21 August over to poets countrywide to unleash the power of poetry […]

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  • Queen’s Birthday Honours: Literary figures honoured this weekend

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa congratulates these figures from the literary world who have received Queen’s Birthday Honours, including five NZSA members:   Dr Tessa Duder,  Castor Bay, Auckland, for services to literature OBE  NZSA member Dr Tessa Duder is a past president of NZSA. She has also worked […]

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  • Now is the time to invest in the creative arts

    From STUFF  Paul Millar | Guest writer Opinion The prime minister yesterday announced a package including $25m to ‘provide artists whose projects are funded by Creative NZ with jobs.’ An even more substantial investment in the creative arts will help drive our post-Covid recovery, argues Paul Millar. When Covid-19 forced the postponement of the popular international literary festival […]

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  • Behold, Saint Sinead of Stuff

    Tim Murphy wrote this article on NEWSROOM Tim Murphy is co-editor of Newsroom. He writes about politics, Auckland, and media. Twitter: @tmurphynz Behold, Saint Sinead of Stuff The management buyout of Stuff turns out to be a ‘manager buyout’ as the chief executive takes on the momentous job of owning the publisher on her own. […]

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  • NPD’s Kristen McLean on the US Book Industry: Weathering the Pandemic

    Having dropped up to 2.5 million units in its worst ‘acute COVID period’ week, Kristin McLean says the US publishing industry now needs to assess, predict, and harden weak spots for challenges ahead. May 27, 2020 A Memorial Day stroll, May 25, on Fifth Avenue south of East 96th Street in New York City. Image […]

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  • From May 24-30, New Zealand – and further afield – will embrace and celebrate the third most spoken language in Aotearoa with Samoa Language Week. 

       24th May 2020 It is the second of nine Pacific Language Weeks this year, supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and facilitated by Fa’alapotopotoga mo le A’oa’oina o le Gagana Samoa i Aotearoa (FAGASA), Sosaiete Aoga Amata Samoa I Aotearoa (SAASIA), and FOTU O MALAMA – the Association for Teachers of Samoan Language […]

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  • Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher buys company for $1

    Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher has purchased Stuff from its Australian owners Nine Entertainment for $1. The chief executive was returning the company to New Zealand ownership, with the sale expected to be completed by 31 May. “Our plan is to transition the ownership of Stuff to give staff a direct stake in the business […]

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  • Announcing the National Flash Fiction Day 2020 online programme

     NFFD NZ moves online this year! Our big day of celebrating the shortest form will still take place and include a series of readings, interviews and prize-givings. You will find new videos posted at the Flash Frontier YouTube channel — please subscribe and follow new happenings in the flash world!  Here’s what you can expect: Today you will find […]

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  • A Festival Built on Love – WORD Christchurch

      With everything that has been developing in relation to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we at WORD have been forced to rethink our schedule of events and how we can best serve our audience, our city, and New Zealand’s literary community. For this reason our August festival (26-30 August) has been postponed.  Mark your diaries for […]

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  • The Coalition for Books is hosting an online drop-in with Creative New Zealand this Friday!

    Calling all writers, publishers, literary events professionals, arts practitioners and organisations who want to know more about Creative New Zealand’s Emergency Response Package …   The Coalition for Books is hosting an online drop-in with Creative New Zealand this Friday: Date/Time: Friday, 15 May, 2020, 9.30-11.00am Joining us will be Malcolm Burgess, Arts Practice Director, […]

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  • Publishers without Borders – Facebook Group event live May 20 8pm

      The newly formed Publishers Without Borders Facebook group will devote a live session to New Zealand publishing next Wednesday 20 May from 8 p.m. Tune in to hear PANZ councillors Nicola Smith (Essential Resources), Melanee Winder (Hachette NZ) and Peter Dowling (Oratia) discuss how different segments of the book industry are adapting to the […]

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  • OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS WINNERS CEREMONY – LIVE ONLINE MAY 12, 6pm!

    The 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards winners’ ceremony will take place LIVE, on line from 6pm, Tuesday 12 May.   The New Zealand Society of Authors and other NZ literary organisations, publishers, and finalists will all co-host the Ockhams Event on Facebook.  SEE YOU THERE!   The ceremony will also be streamed via the […]

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