• Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems 2021 sheds new light on the ‘ordinary’ world

    The latest edition of the online anthology Ōrongohau | Best New Zealand Poems (BNZP) is now live, featuring 25 poems chosen by acclaimed poet and Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington alumna Kate Camp (pictured). The International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has published the anthology annually since […]

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  • Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts 2022 revised Writers programme is live!

    Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts is back! This time with a revised Writers programme that can operate safely and viably under the Red light setting restrictions, and that you can experience wherever you are. Online events  Our new online platform gives you access to more than 30 Writers talks, classical music and other performances […]

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  • WORD wraps up for 2021… but wait there’s more

    After another tumultuous year, WORD Christchurch Festival wrapped up. You can read reports from nearly all events by the Christchurch Libraries team, who live-blogged throughout, and a run-down of the Foundation Pop-Up Festival on Flat City Field Notes. Best of all, the complete range of sessions in The Piano and the Town Hall are now available […]

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  • Crystal Arts Trust Master of Creative Writing Prize

    The Crystal Arts Trust Master of Creative Writing Prize is a $10,000 Prize for the MCW student who has completed the highest-quality manuscript most likely to succeed commercially. Please join us and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Robert Greenberg and Director of 
the Master of Creative Writing, Dr Paula Morris for the […]

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  • Jane Ussher’s ‘Nature – Stilled’ judged NZ’s best designed book

    Covid 19 restrictions disrupted this year’s PANZ Book Design Awards, but the nation’s most beautiful books were still celebrated, albeit via a virtual ceremony.  Publishers, authors, editors and, most importantly, designers, gathered together online this evening to laud this year’s crop of standout titles.  The big winner on the night was Nature – Stilled by Jane Ussher […]

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  • Digital Story Tour replaces Northland Story Tour 2021

    With the cancellation of the kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) Northland Digital Story Tour, Storylines presents a digital Story Tour. Dates are: 22, 23, 24 November; 29 and 30 Nov and 1 December 2021.  One guest will present via live stream each day, with a host. They will make two presentations each day, at 11.00am […]

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