• Going West – 2 LIVE Events in April

    Determinedly returning from the virtual quagmire of zoomed connections, Going West presents two lively in-person experiences during April: Shifted Ground, an intimate literary salon; and The Listening Sand, a unique outdoor environmental writing experience. Shifted Ground is an intimate literary salon in the theatre of Lopdell House. You will hear new works from poetry stars […]

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  • TE HĀ O TE KUPU National Māori Writers Hui March 18-20, 2022 – new date!

    TE HĀ O TE KUPU ~ tāngia ki te whenua ~ Join us at Te Poho o Rāwiri Marae, Tūranga nui a Kiwa (Gisborne) Hui*.  Booking details HERE *Original date 26-28 November 2021. Postponed due to Covid19 restrictions. Te Hā o te Kupu 2022 National Māori Writers Hui March 18-20, 2022 Te Hā o Ngā […]

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  • Tessa Duder is the NZSA 2021-2 President of Honour

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa is delighted to announce that Tessa Duder CNZM OBE is the NZSA 2021-2022 President of Honour.  This prestigious honour is bestowed on a senior writer and long-serving NZSA member in recognition of their contribution to writing and writers and the literary arts sector in Aotearoa. Of the award, Tessa says: ” To […]

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  • A Reflection on 18 months as NZSA President: “A call-out to all writers: come gather round, we need your support . . . “

    BY MANDY HAGER    MAY 4, 2021     I’ve been a member of NZSA for around 30 years, joining before I published my first book, filled with pride when I could transition from ‘associate’ to ‘full’ membership. Although health and time constraints have meant I’ve rarely attended branch meetings or events, I’ve always read the […]

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  • Storylines shortlists announced for 2021 – winners announced March 28

    Shortlist – Storylines Gavin Bishop Award   We’re pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award, presented in association with Penguin Random House: Jessica Lowry, Rose Northey, Rose-Mari Smith, Sarah Trollē, Amir Vollweiler, Charlotte Warman. Congratulations. We look forward to announcing the winner on 28 March. The winner of the 2021 […]

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  • LITERARY EXCELLENCE FROM AOTEAROA’S QUEER WRITERS SHOWCASED IN SIXTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL February 10-14, 2021

    samesame but different LGBTQIA+ Literary Festival February 10-14, 2021 Aotearoa’s only LGBTQIA+ literary festival, samesame but different returns for its sixth year as part of the Auckland Pride Festival, with an entirely free programme for the first time ever! In 2021, the festival will be a year of firsts. Thanks to Proud Centres, the main […]

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  • Invitation to writers, publishers, agents, editors meetings with delegation from CNPIEC in Auckland

    Delegation from China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC) who organise the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) and from China Peace Publishing Ltd. Meetings available in Auckland Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th January 2020. BOOK FAIR PROPOSALS TRADE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND NZ BOOK INTERESTS DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THOSE INVOLVED IN THE NZ BOOK […]

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  • Hamilton Book Month

    It’s nearly August and Hamilton Book Month is about to get underway! We’d love to have you along. See http://hamiltonbookmonth.wixsite.com/2018 for details on all 20 events (15 are free) including our life writing and fiction panels, a play, travel writing and fiction writing workshops, a seminar, storytelling, poetry open mic, a comedian, illustration and design […]

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  • NZSA National Writers Forum celebrates writing from Oceania SEPTEMBER 21 – 23, 2018

    NWF 2018 John Marsden, Anita Heiss, Lani Wendt Young, Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Mandy Hager, Paula Morris, Pip Adam and Brannavan Gnanalingam are just some of the writers taking part in the NZSA National Writers Forum taking place from 21–23 September at the University of Auckland. They will be joined by writers, publishers, agents, editors, festival directors and a […]

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  • NZSA National Writers Forum 2018

    Writing to Live, Living to Write WHAT IS THE NWF? The NZSA National Writers’ Forum is a conference for people who write: fiction, non-fiction, blogs, textbooks, children’s writers, graphic novels, poetry, plays and digital media. It is a two day intensive where writers talk, learn and share information about the craft of writing, the business of writing […]

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  • STORYLINES MARGARET MAHY MEDAL AND LECTURE AWARD 2018

    Janice Marriott 2018 Margaret Mahy Medal winner Children’s author, screenwriter, mentor, audio producer, editor and teacher, Janice Marriott, was awarded the 2018 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal  for lifetime achievement and her distinguished contribution to New Zealand’s children’s literature at the annual Storylines Margaret Mahy Awards Day on 8 April. Her Margaret Mahy Medal was presented by […]

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  • The rise and rise of New Zealand children’s publishing – Tessa Duder

    Keynote speech – Storylines National Children’s Writers and Illustrators’ Hui, 6 October 2017 Once upon a time – about 1978 – a young mother of four was struck in the middle of the night with an idea for a children’s novel. A sailing adventure! A family in peril! Would they survive the night?! This was […]

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