• Writers Against National Library Disposals – public meeting

    Writers and supporters will gather for a public meeting on November 11 to protest serious concerns about our National Library’s partnership with the Internet Archive. “To find that a great national library like that of New Zealand is collaborating in a scheme to break the cherished copyright laws and give our work away for nothing […]

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  • Register now for Take Up Space!

    Free Zoom spoken word/performance poetry workshops led by Aiwa and Gemishka of arts collective – Creative Creatures. Whether you want to connect with the community, reflect, vent, or take on a new challenge – the workshops aim to provide a safe and fun way to do so. The workshops are for women of colour and […]

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  • Get that story out of your head and onto the page!

    Writers Practice presents: A 2-day online workshop with Mandy Hager on 20 and 27 October from 10am-12pm. Do you have a story you’re burning to tell but don’t know how to tackle it? Whether fiction, memoir or narrative based non-fiction, you’ll learn how to centre a story around a point of view character, tying plot, […]

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  • NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize Opens 2022

    Award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. As set by Laura, the main criteria for the exciting prize is for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Published and unpublished writers are invited to […]

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  • Whiti Hereaka, Recipient of the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2022

    Whiti Hereaka is an award-winning novelist and playwright of Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Tainui and Pākehā descent, based in Wellington. She will use the fellowship to complete the research and development for a new novel. Whiti says: ‘I’m not sure if there are enough exclamation marks in the world to express how thrilled I am to be […]

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  • 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize awarded to Tom Baragwanath for Paper Cage

    2021 Michael Gifkins Prize awarded to Tom Baragwanath for Paper Cage Tom Baragwanath has been awarded the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for his crime novel Paper Cage. Baragwanath wins a publishing contract with Text and a NZ$10,000 advance against royalties. Baragwanath accepted the award during an online event hosted by Text Publishing and the New […]

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  • 2021 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

    Open to all NZSA members $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize Opens Thursday 09 September, closes 4pm, Thursday 14 October Brought to you by NZSA Auckland Branch Conditions of entry The competition is open to all NZSA members. All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast. before the competition […]

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  • Four Cash Grants Awarded to Support NZ Writers

    The 2021 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc Research Grants have been awarded to four New Zealand writers. The $5,000 grants support New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project. The selection panel received […]

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  • $25,000 Writers’ Award has been awarded to Writer, Architectural Designer, and Housing Advocate, Jade Kake

    Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi,Te Whakatōhea,Te Arawa) has been awarded the 2021 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc, $25,000 Writers’ Award for her project on the legacy of Professor Rewi Thompson (1953-2017; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa). Working with Jeremy Hansen, Jade’s book will […]

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  • 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel: Open for Entries

    Text Publishing and the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are  thrilled to announce entries for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The Prize seeks fiction manuscripts by published and unpublished authors who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. It celebrates […]

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  • Whanganui Literary Festival

    Whanganui Literary Festival

    The Whanganui Literary Festival brings you an exciting line up of authors’ events in a intimate setting.  Wednesday September 29th – Sunday 10 October 2021.  Catalogue out now.

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  • HB Readers & Writers

    Hawke’s Bay Readers and Writers Festival 2021

    A very cool line up of speakers for the Readers & Writers section of the HB Arts Festival 2021. Programmes and tickets available now.

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