• The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is calling for entries for the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

    The New Zealand Book Awards Trust is calling for entries for the 2018 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. There are two submission deadlines. You are asked to send your entries in these two tranches for ease of sending to the judges. For books published between 1 April 2017and 30 November 2017, submissions are […]

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  • The world of the story

    The world of the story

    NZSA Wellington members Trish Harris and Janet Colson read from their work share the inspiration, soul-searching and determination that led them to tell their stories – one in an absorbing memoir, the other in a fast-paced work of fiction. Join them for a literary heart to heart and find out what keeps them writing. Trish […]

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  • ‘Abel Tasman’ book launch

    NZSA member Maria Gill is launching her latest book for children, Abel Tasman: Mapping the Southern Lands, on 14 November in Wellington, and she extends an invitation to the launch to all NZSA members. Please contact Maria directly (via her website) about the launch.

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  • WRITERS’ DAY RETREAT AT KELLY’S FARM, NELSON

    Relax, find inspiration, mix with other writers (if you wish to) while enjoying fantastic catering in a beautiful farm garden or surrounded by native bush. Kelly’s Farm in Enner Glynn, Nelson, is offering Day Retreats for writers, only ten minutes from Nelson city. Enjoy writing in 7 ha of native bush or a huge garden […]

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  • ‘THE WAR PRAYER’ CONCERT IN GOLDEN BAY

    Golden Bay Live Poets host a special event at the Mussel Inn, Onekaka, on Tuesday 12 December, 7.45 pm. As the main feature, Mark Raffills will be performing Mark Twain’s prose poem ‘The War Prayer’. ‘The War Prayer’ is a scathing indictment of war, and particularly of blind patriotic and religious fervour as motivations for war. When Twain’s publisher […]

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  • BOOK LAUNCH IN NELSON

    Everyone is welcome to the launch of Time Twins, by Sally Astridge and Arne Norlin, on Tuesday 19 December, 6 pm at Volume bookshop, 15 Church Street, Nelson. Astrid thinks she is imagining the quiet boy who appears in her room in the middle of the night. He’s called Tamati and lives in New Zealand. […]

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  • Book Night 2018, Tuesday 22 May

    Book Night 2018, Tuesday 22 May Join in this fun nationwide reading event for people of all ages! Gather your whanau, family, friends,  workmates, book club …or just curl up with your cat or dog! Wherever you are, whoever you are with, read for fun for 15 minutes or more anytime during the evening. Then […]

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  • Te Puna Women’s Refuge Critiquing Raffle

    Lesley Marshall is running her annual Christmas raffle. The prize is a critique (or the equivalent time in editing) in memory of Lesley’s son, with funds to go to Te Puna Women’s Refuge. To enter, simply send a cheque (made out to Te Puna) to Lesley Marshall (Editline, 20 Beverley Cres, RD 9 Whangarei 0179), and […]

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  • CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCH IN NELSON

    Everyone is welcome to the launch of Angus McPaw’s Monstrous Adventure, written by Deborah Brookes and illustrated by Polly Rabbits, on Friday 8 December, 5.30 – 9 pm at Nelson City Framers, 42 Halifax Street. Local author Deborah Brookes is passionate about encouraging children to read. An avid reader from childhood herself, she always loved […]

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  • Storylines Fundraiser – see the film: Margaret Mahy’s The Changeover Dec 11 AK

    See the film of Margaret Mahy’s ‘The Changeover’ Storylines is holding an end of year celebration of achievement by Storylines and children’s literature with a special fundraising screening of The Changeover by Margaret Mahy, adapted by Stuart McKenzie and directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie. The screening takes place at The Bridgeway, in Northcote on […]

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