• EMERGING PASIFIKA WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2024

    EMERGING PASIFIKA WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2024 Funded by Creative New Zealand.   Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence 2024 position with the International Institute of Modern Letters, Kelburn Campus.   The residency is for three months in the second half of 2024.   There is […]

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  • Literary heavyweights vie for top fiction prize in Ockham NZ Book Awards

    WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH 2024  Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton faces off against critically acclaimed former national award winners Emily Perkins, Pip Adam and Stephen Daisley for the $65,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, as finalists in the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards announced today. The four novelists are joined by a further 12 […]

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  • Coalition for Books releases 2024 Pasifika Books catalogue

    Pasifika Books 2024 catalogue Our books, our stories View the digital catalogue Download a printable version With thanks to HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand and Vitale Lafaele, and New Zealand for illustrations from A Canoe Before the Wind. Social tiles — download and share Hashtags: #OurBooksOurStories #ReadAotearoa Please tag: The Coalition for Books Kete Books Visit your local […]

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  • 2023 Prime Minister Award recipients: Linda Tuhiwai Smith (non-fiction), Lee Murray (fiction), and Tusiata Avia (poetry).

    A writer of speculative fiction, a scholar of indigenous studies, and a poet, performer and children’s book author are the recipients of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. All three have had international recognition and awards, as well as being celebrated at home. This year’s recipients are: Fiction: Lee Murray – an award-winning […]

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  • Creative NZ new investment policy – sign up to information sessions

    Join Creative New Zealand to learn about the new funding opportunities and support on offer for artists, collectives and arts organisations from 2024. You’re invited to our online information and Q+A sessions taking place from 15 to 27 November. Early in the year, we asked what the future of arts development in Aotearoa New Zealand […]

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  • Pacific Islanders in Publishing

    Pacific Islander writers Kealani Netane, Keala Kendall, and Dr. Manuia Heinrich are launching Pacific Islanders in Publishing, a volunteer-run website database that promotes Pacific Islanders’ books. The website includes resources for creatives looking to break into publishing, recent Pacific Islander book releases, book influencers, independent presses, and bookstores. The cofounders’ mission is to amplify, connect and […]

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  • Call for proposals: Samoa House Research Residency Programme 2023

    Samoa House Library (SHL) is now accepting proposals from arts & arts-related practitioners for our Research Residency Programme 2023. There are 2 residencies available each including a stipend of $5,000, open to individuals, groups or collectives. SHL’s research residencies offer practitioners from art or art-related fields the opportunity to focus on their research practices in […]

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  • Viki Moananu named as 2023 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence at Te Herenga Waka

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce Viki Moananu as the 2023 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence.   Viki will receive a stipend of $15,000 from Creative New Zealand to work on two plays featuring queer Pasifika characters and detailing the decline of mental health access […]

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  • $25,000 CLNZ NZSA Writers’ Award 2023 OPENS – call for applications!

    The CLNZ | NZSA Writers’ Award of $25,000 is one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, and is now open for applications. He $25,000 te nui o te Karāti Kaituhi o te CLNZ me te NZSA, te karāti mātua mo ngā pakimaero-pono o ngā momo-tuhinga o Aotearoa. Ka taea e ngā Kaituhi te […]

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  • CLNZ NZSA Research Grants 2023 OPEN

    Applications open for cash grants to support NZ writers Applications are now open for the CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants to help you research for your fiction or non-fiction writing project. Kua tuwhera ināianei ngā tono mō ngā Karāti Rangahau o te CLNZ | NZSA hei āwhina atu māu e rangahau tō hinonga, tō kōrero paki, […]

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  • Pacific Language Weeks for 2023

    The dates for the 2023 Pacific Language Weeks series have been announced. Last year, the overarching theme for the series was sustainability, which aligned with the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ Pacific Languages Strategy and fed into the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages to sustain and revitalise heritage languages. The theme of sustainability has resonated strongly with our Pacific communities, who have […]

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  • Pasifika Festival Feb 2023 The Coalition for Books

    The Coalition for Books had its first stand at the Pasifika Festival this weekend and has produced its third catalogue for Pasifika Books. Download the new Pasifika catalogue Feb 2023 HERE Thanks to Dorothy Butler Bookshop for all their organisation and support.  

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