• 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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  • #ReadWomenPEN – PEN CAMPAIGN FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8

     FOR International Women’s Day  –  8 March.  PEN International will be marking this day by re-launching the social media campaign #ReadWomenPEN in which PEN members and supporters tweet their recommendations for books by women writers. This campaign was hugely successful when we launched it two years ago.  All you need to do is share your three book recommendations written by […]

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  • PEN AMERICA – Defending Journalistic Freedoms

    SIGN NOW: End the harassment and surveillance of journalists. Defend press freedom at our southern border. The Trump administration’s targeting of journalists has reached a new level. Recent reports from the U.S.-Mexico border—and leaked documents from a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower—indicate that US government agencies have been tracking and monitoring over 50 individuals, mostly […]

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  • New Zealand Book Council launch READNZ campaign #readNZ

    ReadNZ campaign 2018 Our books matter. Our authors and their stories are world-leading. ReadNZ is a campaign to get more of us reading books written by New Zealanders. New Zealand books reflect the rich social and cultural history that has shaped us as a nation. There is a special joy in reading about ourselves, and […]

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