• Verb Readers & Writers Festival programme release

    Spring has sprung and Verb’s celebrating with the release of their festival programme! It is packed full of inspiring conversations, radical possibilities, and great times with good people. You are all warmly invited to come along to the Verb Readers & Writers Festival 2022 joint celebration launch on Tuesday 13 September. Join us for the […]

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  • Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara | The Māori Language Festival of Wellington

    Te Hui Ahurei Reo Māori o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the Māori Language Festival of Wellington, is happening across Pōneke this September to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition delivered to Parliament in September, 1972. With te reo Māori focused arts and events, many of the whānau-friendly experiences are either free, or you […]

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  • Book launch: Jumping Sundays by Nick Bollinger

    Join Auckland University Press and Unity Books to celebrate Nick Bollinger’s latest book – Jumping Sundays: The Rise and Fall of the Counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Auckland launch is part of the Auckland Writers Festival and is also the book’s official launch day – this Thursday 25 August. The event starts at 5pm […]

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  • WORD Christchurch Masterclasses and Workshops

    From investigative journalism, poetry, editing, “imaginative risk”, personal essays, memoir, character and setting, to DIY badge and zine making – WORD Christchurch Festival 31 August – 4 September have you covered with an amazing suite of masterclasses and workshops. Learn from some of the best practitioners! Full Programme HERE WORD is hosting live and conversations […]

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  • (Hawke’s) Bay authors part of day of writing workshops – NZ Herald

    Most people have heard the line “everyone has a book in them”. If you think this applies to you, the Ahuriri Roadshow is your chance to do something about it. Run by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc), Ahuriri Roadshow is a series of professional development […]

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  • Lōemis Festival 2021: Epilogue

    Five Aotearoa writers read new works exploring themes of transition, inevitability, rest, activity, optimism and infinity, accompanied by newly composed music by Andrew Laking, in collaboration with Nigel Collins. See here! (scroll down to 9:30pm, Sound Lounge) This was recorded at the 2021 Loemis Festival in Wellington, featuring: Chris Tse, Rebecca Hawkes, Harry Ricketts, Ruby […]

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  • Storylines National Story Tour visits Southland

    It’s all happening next week! 15 -19 August 2022. The Storylines Story Tour visits schools and libraries in these centres: • Monday 15 August-Invercargill • Tuesday 16 August-Invercargill and Woodlands • Wednesday 17 August-Mataura, Gore, Pukerau, Otama, Riversdale • Thursday 18 August -Balfour, Lumsden, Winton, Heddon Bush, Nightcaps,Clifton • Friday 19 August-Riverton, Appleby, Bluff Presenting […]

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  • Nathan Joe to be new Creative Director at Auckland Pride

    Look who’s the new Creative Director of Auckland Pride – the one and only fabulous arts luminary Nathan Joe! Nathan will lead the creative vision of the organisation and support the delivery of the annual Auckland Pride Festival next year, continuing the organisation’s support of rainbow communities and mission to enhance Auckland Pride as an […]

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  • 2022 Hawke’s Bay Readers & Writers Festival Oct 22-30- programme out now

    HBRW 2022 PROGRAMME LAUNCHES! EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE The programme for the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Readers & Writers Festival has now launched, so Early Bird tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets will be at Early Bird prices until late August, so click through and check out what we have on! Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers […]

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  • WORD Christchurch programme is out!

    Here it is – WORD Christchurch is on from 31 August to 4 September 2022. The programme is fresh out and is live now at https://wordchristchurch.co.nz/programme/

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  • Congratulations to the 2022 winners! A wonderful day of flash, with the special awards night and reading!

    Congratulations! Announcing the 2022 National Flash Fiction Day (NFFD) winners!  FirstGolden phoenix, grey hen – Vera DongKerikeri SecondHe Rangi Mokopuna – Helen WaakaTe Matau a Māui Hawkes Bay ThirdBefore it sets – Rebecca BallŌtautahi Christchurch Highly commendedThe Art of Dentistry – Margaret MooresTāmaki Makaurau Auckland CommendedSafe – Kerry LaneŌtepoti Dunedin / GlasgowThank you to our judges, Anne Kennedy and […]

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  • Aotearoa’s most-anticipated literary event of the year reveals 2022 programme

    Each year the world-renowned Auckland Writers Festival defines the cultural agenda in Aotearoa. This August, Kiwis will be treated to a marquee line-up of the world’s best and brightest writers and thinkers, as they descend on Tāmaki Makaurau for one week only. Complex times demand rich responses, and if ever there were a time for […]

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