• National online talanoa Sept 14 – Oct 05

    The Coalition for Books wants to support more tagata Moana writers into publishing and are eager to learn more about their journey to getting started.   With support from Creative New Zealand, the Coalition for Books will devise a national strategy for Moana creatives trying to break into the industry.  It’s holding a month-long online […]

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  • Brown Ink – Script Development

    Playmarket’s Brown Ink development programme is looking for Māori and Pasifika writers with the best new and original work.   The programme offers playwrights a development workshop with a professional script advisor and actors dedicated to helping you develop your play. Plays selected for development for Brown Ink that have gone to professional productions include Still […]

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  •   Creative NZ is thrilled to announce that writer and actor Ali Foa’i has been appointed as Principal Adviser, Pacific Arts. This is a newly created role, supporting the continued successful delivery of the Pacific Arts Strategy 2018-2023.   Ali is a proud child of the Pacific, hailing from the villages of Mutalau in Niue, […]

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  • Tamara Tulitua named as 2022 Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is delighted to announce the appointment of Tamara Tulitua as the Emerging Pasifika Writer in Residence for 2022. Tamara, a Wellington-based writer of Samoan descent, traces her lineage through the villages of Lefaga, (Safa’ato’a, Gagāifo, and Matāutu) on her mother’s side, and on […]

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  • $25,000 CLNZ NZSA Writers’ Award 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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  • 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Regional Winners

    We are pleased to announce this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize regional winners! The 2022 overall winner will be announced in an online ceremony at 1pm, Tuesday 21 June, and at a special event as part of the Commonwealth People’s Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. Africa ‘and the earth drank deep’ Ntsika Kota (Eswatini) Asia ‘The […]

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  • Writer’s residence in French Polynesia

    Calling writers from Oceania – two months immersion in literary creation in the fenua. Time and resources in support of a writer from the Pacific. The Publishers’ Association of Tahiti and its islands, AETI (Association des éditeurs de Tahiti et des îles), has been working for 20 years to develop reading and the book trade […]

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  • 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, tō kōrero pono rānei. Four grants valued at […]

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  • #PayTheCreator – new UK creative rights campaign

    “About half of my invoices to festivals, magazines, etc go unpaid until I have followed up and queried. Several of these haven’t been paid a year after the invoice was issued.” Pay the Creator is a Creators’ Rights Alliance (CRA) campaign highlighting the disparity between creators and other sector workers in the areas of pay, […]

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  • Asia Media Centre on the hunt for new voices

    10 NOVEMBER 2021 New voices on Asia  One of the Asia Media Centre’s goals is to increase the number of voices talking about Asia-relevant issues in the New Zealand media.  We are looking for diverse perspectives from people who love writing and/or photography, and have a passion for or experience with Asia.  “New Voices” is looking […]

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  • Take Up Space Spoken Word Poetry performance showcase this Saturday

    The Take Up Space Spoken Word Poetry performance showcase is on this Saturday from 4-6pm ONLINE. Whether you want to connect with our community, reflect, vent, or take on a new challenge, these workshops aim to provide a safe and fun way to do so. Aiwa and Gemishka of Creative Creatures arts collective led the […]

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  • Applications Invited For 2022 Randell Cottage Writers Residency open now

    Applications are now open for the 2022 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend, currently set at $27,450, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings: Randell Cottage at 14 St Mary Street in Thorndon.   The Trust is particularly interested in hearing from mid-career and […]

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