• National online talanoa Sept 14 – Oct 05

    The Coalition for Books wants to support more tagata Moana writers into publishing and are eager to learn more about their journey to getting started.   With support from Creative New Zealand, the Coalition for Books will devise a national strategy for Moana creatives trying to break into the industry.  It’s holding a month-long online […]

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  • Poetry on the Beach for National Poetry Day

    Please join us for Poetry on the Beach 2022, and write your own, original poem on the sand at Orewa Beach. Poetry on the Beach is a wrap-up event for National Poetry Day, and will be held on Saturday 27th August 2022 at 12:30pm-1:30pm, at Moana Reserve, Orewa Beach, Auckland, New Zealand, followed by people’s […]

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  • samesame but different, Aotearoa’s LGBTQIA+ Readers and Writers Festival 2023 events

      samesame but different has rescheduled several live events for August and September. These include everything from poetry to a play-reading to an interactive zine-making workshop in Tāmaki Makaurau, and a satellite poets’ panel in Te Whanganui-a-Tara: Poetry Speakeasy | 16 August, 6-8pm Studio One Toi Tū 1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011 Our […]

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  • Witi Ihimaera on National Radio

    Witi Ihimaera on National Radio   This weekend the New Zealand Society of Authors will mark the 50th birthday of Witi Ihimaera’s groundbreaking collections of short stories, first published in 1972. Bryan Crump spoke to Witi July 26 ahead of the celebration. LISTEN HERE    Link to Auckland roadshow information  HERE    

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  • SFFANZ Mini Science Fiction Convention August 13, Wellington

    The SFFANZ AGM  and presenting the Sir Julius Vogel awards will occur on Saturday, August 13th, 2022  at the West Plaza Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand. This day will be an opportunity to get together and build community spirit again after a long time apart. It will also be a chance for you to tell the […]

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  • 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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