• 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow will explore stigma and stereotypes

    The 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship will help a playwright challenge Asian stereotypes and a poet press against the silence and stigma connected to New Zealand’s history of forced adoptions. Chloe Honum, a poet from Auckland currently living and working in Texas, will use her fellowship to write a collection of poems, based around the practice […]

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  • WIN A WEEK AT THE MICHAEL KING WRITERS CENTRE AND A ONE-ON-ONE CRAFT SESSION WITH PAULA MORRIS 

    Writers attending the National Writers Forum in September can enter to win a package of two valuable prizes offered by the Michael King Writers Centre, Aotearoa New Zealand’s national writers’ facility and literary centre. The two prizes are a week’s accommodation at the centre; and a one-on-one craft workshop with the award-winning writer Paula Morris, […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Launching at National Writers Forum

    Spanning thirty years, involving four interviewers and including over twenty writers, the New Zealand Society of Authors is opening its audio history. Hear authors tell their story of fighting institutions, government and sometimes each other to advocate for writers rights. Hosted by Karyn Hay, the series will include interviews from the late 1990’s with writers […]

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  • 2018 ACP Pacific Laureate, Lani Wendt-Young, will feature at the National Writers Forum

    Lani Wendt-Young, one of the most prolific Samoan writers of this generation, will be a speaker at the 2018 National Writers Forum happening on 21-23 September 2018. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, this conference is the only national conference for writers from across the profession. Wendt-Young is the 2018 ACP Pacific Laureate, […]

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  • International Bestseller John Marsden Headlines Day Two of the NZSA National Writers Forum

    John Marsden, one of Australia’s most renowned authors will be appearing at the 2018 National Writers Forum in Auckland from 21-23 September 2018. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, the NWF is New Zealand’s only conference for writers from across the profession. Marsden is the author of many award-winning books including the most […]

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  • It’s time to unleash the book in you!

    CLNZ $25,000 Writers’ Award 2018 – applications are open New Zealand non-fiction writers, including those who write for an education audience, are invited to apply for a grant of $25,000 from Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ). The CLNZ Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, including education works. The award enables […]

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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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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2018 – deadline 4pm, 27 July

    Assisting New Zealand Writers’ research efforts In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2018 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research Grants open for online applications this Friday 22 June 2018. Four grants of $5,000 each are […]

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  • CHRIS ELSE IS NZSA PRESIDENT OF HONOUR 2018-2019

    The NZSA is delighted to announce that Chris Else is their 2018-2019 President of Honour.  This prestigious position is bestowed on a senior writer and long-serving member in recognition of his or her contribution to writing and writers and the literary arts sector in New Zealand. As President of Honour, Chris Else will deliver the annual Janet […]

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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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  • National Writers Forum – post event blog

    Being at an event that you’ve programmed can be a very strange thing. It’s like going behind the counter at your favourite cafe– suddenly, the mechanics of the space become visible and your outlook on the whole experience is totally different. The National Writers Forum programme was a long time in the planning. Thinking about […]

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  • Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award

    Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award   Neville Peat, wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books, was presented with the new CLNZ Writer’s Award at the inaugural National Writers Forum in Auckland tonight. Neville receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project “The Invading Sea”. The […]

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