• Today’s the Day – OCT 17 – BOOKSHOP DAY AOTEAROA #buylocal#supportlocal

    2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop. This year will see dozens of bookshops throughout New Zealand celebrate their communities with a range of events, competitions and exciting activities. See a few highlights by clicking through to […]

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  • 2020 NZSA Heritage Book Awards – shortlists announced

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Announce Shortlist NZSA Canterbury Branch Date: 14.10.20 Judges have announced the short lists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect on “Encountering our Stories: Art, Culture, Identity.” New categories this year are Te Reo books and Children’s Books. 50 entries were received […]

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  • Ben Brown to deliver annual Read NZ lecture – in Wellington November 18

    READ NZ are thrilled to announce that Lyttelton poet Ben Brown (Ngāti Māhuta, Ngāti Koroki, Ngāti Pāoa) will deliver our 2020 Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Pānui (formerly the Book Council Lecture) at the National Library auditorium in Wellington on November 18. His compelling talk If Nobody Listens, Then No One Will Know, will explore the […]

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  • Meet our 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates

    24.09.20 Meet the 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates – congratulations to NZSA member Shayne Carter The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi welcomes seven new Laureates to our 100-strong alumni. Established in 2000, the Arts Foundation Laureate Awards celebrate and empower New Zealand’s most outstanding practising artists across all genres. The Award recognises their potential for an enduring career […]

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  • Aotearoa’s poets of the future feature in National Schools Poetry Awards

    E Wen Wong, a Year 13 student from Burnside High School in Christchurch, has won the 2020 International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award.   Her poem titled ‘The house that Saturn built,’ was described by judge Airini Beautrais, as “powerful and beautiful”, “full of surprising language and with a strong sense […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • UNLEASH THE POWER OF POETRY ON 21 AUGUST 2020 – #NZPoetryDay

    National Poetry Day is this Friday, August 21st. The rise in Covid-19 alert levels may have put paid to some of the planned in-person events, but it is still a day to celebrate poetry nationwide. We want to make Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day sing on social media this Friday. To do that, we’d like […]

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  • New Digital Poetry Journal, Tarot, Calling for Submissions

    Tarot is a free-to-access digital poetry journal for progressive Aotearoa voices. Issues are released biannually on 1 June and 1 December. Submissions close 1 April and 1 October. Interested poets may submit up to 5 previously unpublished poems (and a 30-50 word third-person bio) to editor [at] tarotpoetry.nz We are unfortunately not offering remuneration 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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  • NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2020 – Open for entries

    NZSA Canterbury announces the 2020 NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards are open for entries.  Now in its seventh year, this event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar. Past winners have included Fiona Farrell, Fiona Kidman and Brian Turner – and last year’s major winners were Andrew Crowe for his beautiful […]

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