• Phantom National Poetry Day

    First established in 1997, National Poetry Day is a one-day national poetry event extravaganza held on a Friday in late August each year. In 2021, the date for Phantom National Poetry Day is Friday 27th August. Registrations for 2021 events will open on the 17th March. It’s an event that always has something for everybody, […]

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  • 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel: Open for Entries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Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are  thrilled to announce entries for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The Prize seeks fiction manuscripts by published and unpublished authors who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand.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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  • Hamilton Book Month 2021

    It’s almost August and Hamilton Book Month will soon be underway again with 21 events in 2021. Co-director Catherine Wallace says, ”We’ve got a great line-up this year with both literary icons and exciting new talent. Our audiences love interacting with visiting and local authors, hearing them read, buying their books and then having them […]

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  • Michael Bennett: multi-award-winning author, screenwriter and director

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 6 August from 5pm, meeting starts 6.15pm The Coffee Club, 42 High Street, Auckland CBD Join us in August when Weng Wai Chan asks: Why hasn’t Michael Bennett been snapped up by Hollywood yet?   The Auckland Branch is thrilled to welcome Michael, hot off the success of his TVNZ […]

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  • Applications open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2021

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers Applications open for NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2021 Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a […]

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  • Northland Branch National Short Story Competition 2021 – deadline 31 Aug

    Open Section: Theme is The Wish, 1500-word limit, $12(gst inc) entry fee first story, $20 for two, $28 for three. First Prize $300, and a free critique for second and third places. The top three stories will be published on the NZSA Northland website. Year 7 & 8: Theme is The Wish, word limit is […]

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  • The NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2021 – open with deadline of 1 Aug 2021

    NZSA Canterbury announces the 2021 NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards will open for entries on the 1st June 2021.  In its eighth year, this event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar.  Past winners have included Fiona Farrell, Witi Ihimaera, Whiti Hereaka and Brian Turner – last year’s major winners were […]

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  • Book launch: Shelter by Kirstin le Harivel Saturday August 14 – 3.30 – 5.30pm

    Kirsten Le Harivel, Passo and The Cuba Press warmly invite you to the launch of Shelter, the debut poetry collection by Kirsten Le Harivel. To be launched by Lynn Jenner. “Poems which will soothe you, move you and ultimately, shelter you” — Helen Lehndorf “Sensual, sexy, sweet, wry and occasionally bitter” — Lynn Jenner Venue: […]

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  • Online masterclass with Paula Morris

    Kia ora writers, Online masterclass with Paula Morris, University of Auckland: Sunday 18 July. Our focus in this two-hour online class, designed for fiction and nonfiction writers, is the use of setting—time and place—in your writing. Whether you’re working on memoir, fantasy, family stories, an historical novel or contemporary realism, vivid and particular settings will […]

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  • Book Launch – Wellington

    Mary Egan Publishing and Unity Books invites you to the launch of Patricia Donovan’s second novel: The Madison Gap. The launch will be held at Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, from 6 – 7.30pm on Thursday 12 August. Refreshments provided. The Madison Gap is a contemporary, and ultimately explosive, story of a young woman’s awakening.

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  • Something Completely Different – a Two Book Launch – Robynanne Milford and Karen Zelas

    Something Completely Different: the publication of 2 completely different books Christchurch on 28 July at Tūranga, 5.30 – 7.00pm Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central All welcome                                      Robynanne Milford‘s ‘Legacy’ –  a beautiful large format book […]

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  • Book launch: Corban Arts Centre July 17 – Serie Barford – Sleeping with Stones

    You’re warmly invited to afternoon tea and the launch of the poetry collection, “Sleeping with Stones” by Serie Barford in the Old St Michaels (a decommissioned chapel) at the Corban Estate Arts Centre, 426 Great North Road, Henderson. 2-4 pm on Saturday 17 July. There’s plenty of parking and Kiri from Anahera Press will launch […]

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