• 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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  • Words Change Lives – Coveted Literary Fellowship Opens Applications – 2020 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship

    Winning a writing fellowship changes the course of a writer’s life, opening doors and allowing writers to think and apply their craft. Applications for the 2020 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship are now open. Virginia Woolf advocated for a room of one’s own – and the Grimshaw Sargeson provides a historic environment to write in, along with […]

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  • Lani Wendt Young delivers a challenge to publishers the world over for diverse representation

    The New Zealand Book Council Lecture: 2019 This year’s New Zealand Book Council Lecture, Stories from the Wild: Reading and Writing in the Digital Age, was delivered by Lani Wendt Young in Wellington last night. A free e-book of the lecture is now available for download. Young discussed the importance of representation in literature, the […]

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  • 2020 University of Auckland residencies

    Writers in residence The University Of Auckland Residencies enable up to four writers each year to work on creative projects and interact with our students. We work in partnership with the Michael King Writers Centre and Creative New Zealand to host these residencies. Each residency includes accommodation in a historic villa in Devonport, a financial […]

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  • Announcing the Surrey Hotel writer’s residency in association with Newsroom

    AUGUST 22, 2019 Steve Braunias Steve Braunias edits Newsroom’s books section, ReadingRoom, is an author and a noted writer for the NZ Herald. Newsroom literary editor Steve Braunias announces the coolest writer’s residency in New Zealand. New Zealand authors – actual authors, prospective authors, old authors, young authors, literary authors, genre authors, every kind of […]

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  • University of Waikato & Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2020

    Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. The position is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2020 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 generous stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Strategy 2018–2023 update: Celebrating the first year of delivery

    Ia manuia le fai o le faiva! Creative New Zealand’s Pacific Arts Strategy 2018–2023 was launched in September 2018 with the main purpose of directing and prioritising increased investment to support the development of Pacific Arts over five years. Developed in consultation with the Pacific Arts community and wider arts sector, the strategy’s  vision is of a […]

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  • The Coalition for Books: a dynamic new organisation for New Zealand literature announced?

    A dynamic collaborative organisation has formed to make a tangible difference to the literary landscape of Aotearoa, supported by seed funding from Creative New Zealand (CNZ). During its initial year, the Coalition will be a collaborative venture beneath the umbrella of the Auckland Writers Festival. Other significant founding organisations include the Booksellers Association, the Society […]

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  • ?Alan Duff, Elizabeth Knox and Don McGlashan Headline 24th Going West Writers Festival

    6-8 September                 Going West Writers Festival weekend. Titirangi War Memorial Hall. New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians take to West Auckland’s theatres, halls and beaches at the 24th Going West Writers Festival 6-15 September, offering audiences ten days of inspiring words and ideas that cut through the clutter. The Festival’s Artistic Director […]

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