• NEW NZ BOOKS SITE KETE LAUNCHING WITH STUFF TO SHARE REVIEWS

    Thursday 10 September 2020 Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and online. Kete is delighted to partner with Stuff, a New Zealand-owned media […]

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  • ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD – Submissions now open

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 Adam NZ Play Award.   Awards may be given in the following categories: Best Play Best Play by a Māori Playwright Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright Best Play by a Woman Playwright McNaughton South Island Play Award Dean Parker Adaptation or Non-Fiction Award The competition is open […]

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  • SLANZA: The Plight Of School Libraries- A Nationwide Campaign

       “School Libraries Transform”   The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) is launching a nationwide campaign to highlight the plight of our school libraries. The campaign will be launched on September 1st and is called “School Libraries Transform” SLANZA is deeply concerned about the demise of school libraries in Aotearoa. It is […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2021 Writers in Residence Programme.

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • SUBMISSIONS FOR TURBINE 2020 ARE NOW OPEN

    Turbine  Kapohau literary journal at the International Insitute of Modern Letters through Victoria University of Wellington.   Submissions are now open for the 2020 issue, due 2 November FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE SEE    www.turbinekapohau.org.nz  

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  • Former Poet Laureate the supreme winner at 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Former New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh’s first book for children has been judged the supreme winner at the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Mophead was awarded the highest prize in children’s publishing – The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year – during a virtual presentation this evening to […]

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  • Tāmaki Poems – New Zealand Poetry Society

    CALL FOR POEMS – Tāmaki Poems Press Release for New Zealand Poetry Society 11 August 2020   Tāmaki Poems is a community-generated poetry project, centred on a map of Auckland compiled by Mr Leslie Kelly in 1940. In the lead up to the opening of Tāmaki Herenga Waka – Auckland Stories early next year, our new permanent […]

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  • Cook Islands Language Week – starting Aug 2

    Cook Islands Language Week is going strong   The Cook Islands community around New Zealand is gearing up to celebrate the ninth edition of Te ‘Epetoma o Te Reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Cook Islands Language Week.   Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito William Sio says it is a proud milestone that reflects on the […]

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  • 2020 creative writing competition opens today Otago University

    Monday 20 July 2020 Have a go … the University’s annual creative writing competition for Otago students and staff opens today – with the theme “only connect…”. The University’s second annual creative writing competition for students and staff opens for entries today. Writer 2020 offers all staff and students at all of Otago’s campuses the opportunity […]

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  • Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words.

    Aotearoa’s only LGBTQI+ literary festival, Same Same but Different, is excited to announce a special online winter talk series later this month.  From July 24-26th, Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words pairs up fascinating queer writers for five fantastic online conversations. The sessions are all free and being held thanks […]

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  • Creative New Zealand announces its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months

    Close on the heels of a heavily subscribed $29 million emergency response to COVID-19, Creative New Zealand has announced further funding to help the arts sector adapt in uncertain and unpredictable times. Creative New Zealand will devote the additional $25 million in new money announced by the Government in May, to a 12-month programme of […]

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  • Going West Writers Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

    Going West Writers Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the launch of its treasure trove of curated audio files, available via podcast to lovers of words and ideas from Friday, 19 June.   Festival producer, James Littlewood says the limitations brought about by COVID-19 prompted the team to pull together a long-held dream of bringing […]

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