• Tautai Oceania Internships Programme 2020

    Five internships are available to Pasifika arts practitioners across all disciplines that are keen to build their experience in arts administration. We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic and determined people who are serious about forging a career in the arts. The Internships are paid and will run for 20 weeks, working […]

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  • Pasifika cancelled: Coalition for Books back-up plan!

    The Coalition for Books received news today that Pasifika has been cancelled for the second year in a row.  We acknowledge the stirling efforts of Dorothy Butler Bookshop. They will run a pop-up Pasifika bookstall and poetry performance this Sunday featuring        David Eggleton, Daren Kamali, and Tayi Tibble.   The Coalition for […]

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  • THE 2020 AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME IS LIVE!

    The 20th Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki – The Programme is announced Happy birthday! From 12 to 17 May, will deliver to Tāmaki Makaurau: 41 international literature luminaries 222 New Zealand writers, panellists, chairs, hosts and thinkers Six sensational days of talks, panel discussions and events Discussions that traverse the environment, gender politics, conformity, […]

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  • The Coalition for Books: Writers and Books join the Pasifika Festival

    The recently established Coalition for Books will be placing writers centre stage at the upcoming Pasifika Festival, to be held in Auckland across the weekend of 14th – 15th March. Writers including Poet Laureate David Eggleton and rising star Tayi Tibble will be amongst those performing on stages throughout the two-day event, with its expected […]

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  • AUSRALIA: Loss of AAP newswire a tragedy for entire Pacific – journalists lose jobs in Australia

    AUCKLAND (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): The shock announcement yesterday that the Australian Associated Press newsagency will cease operations after 85 years is a blow to journalism in Australia and the Pacific. AAP, which is owned by Nine, News Corp Australia, The West Australian and Australian Community Media, provided services to media companies such as […]

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  • 2020 Storylines Notable Book winners announced

    Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand http://www.storylines.org.nz The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust is pleased to announce its Storylines Notable Book Awards 2020 for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2019. The awards lists are compiled from more than 110 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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  • EXCELLENCE DRIVES FIERCE COMPETITION IN OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS’ SHORTLIST

     WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2020 Debut writers and literary luminaries vie for the country’s premier book honours in today’s finalist announcement of 16 compelling works that explore and re-imagine the natural, cultural and creative landscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards’ 2020 finalists were selected by four panels of three specialist judges […]

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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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  • Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency in Hawai’i

      Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2020 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency. The award offers a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai’i. […]

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  • Tavita Nielsen-Mamea named as 2020 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence

    Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Tavita Nielsen-Mamea as the Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence for 2020. Tavita’s first play Au Ko Tuvalu played at the 2019 Wellington Fringe Festival, where it was awarded Outstanding Ensemble and Tavita the Most Promising Emerging Artist. It […]

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  • New Zealand Book Council becomes Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

    New Zealand Book Council is changing its name and identity to become Read NZ Te Pou Muramura. The move will better reflect its work to promote reading through a range of programmes and campaigns, as well as a desire to remain truly relevant in a changing Aotearoa New Zealand. Staff and board worked with education consultant […]

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  • Applications Invited For Randell Cottage Writers Residency

    Applications are now open for the 2020 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend, currently set at $22,000, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings. The Trust is particularly interested in hearing from mid-career and M?ori and Pasifika writers. Built in Thorndon in 1867, the […]

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