• Deep Fund – Deadline 31 May

    DEEP Fund A central component of the Hub’s research focuses on emotional connections to the ocean. Cultural heritage and creative practices offer opportunities to share multiple conceptions and values of the ocean. Art, in all its forms, provides an outlet for the views of groups that are often under-represented in conventional approaches to ocean science […]

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  • Fast Fibres Poetry 7 Call for submissions on ‘place’ – deadline 12 June

    Fast Fibres Poetry 7 Call for submissions on ‘place’ The theme of Fast Fibres Poetry 7 this year will be ‘place’.  We invite poets with a strong Northland connection to submit 3 poems on a place, area, wāhi, or rohe that resonate with you. Please include a two line biographical statement. Fast Fibres 7: Place will be […]

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  • NZ Writers Read!

    With so many festivals, book launches and readings cancelled due to covid-19 we are aware that promoting your work just became a lot harder. That’s why we are launching ‘NZ Writers Read’, dedicated playlists on our Youtube channel of authors reading from their work. We want to have ‘NZ Writers Read Children’s Books’, ‘NZ Writers […]

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  • 2020 NZSA Writer Mentorships announced

    Recipients have been selected for the New Zealand Society of Authors Mentorship Programme 2020, with thirteen chosen from a pool of 71 applicants. There were a wide variety of projects on offer and all applicants showed a high level of commitment to the craft of writing. This made it a difficult task for judges Siobhan […]

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  • NZSA Auckland April Event, Q&A with Eileen Merriman

    NZSA Auckland Branch Virtual Event This April NZSA Auckland Facebook page, 3 April, 7.30pm Facebook Q&A with Eileen Merriman Kia ora fellow members In light of the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we regretfully advise that the Auckland Branch in-person meetings for April and May will be cancelled. We are replacing these with exciting […]

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  •  Short, Short Story competition is back –North & South

     Short, Short Story competition is back –North & South The was a bumper crop in 2019, and are hoping for another bundle of flash fiction gems. Again, stories must be 300 words or fewer. There are no boundaries as to themes, structure or narrative styles; we’ll be looking for small but perfectly formed yarns. We want […]

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  • Freshen Up Your Toolkit with Anita Arlov – Flash Fiction Workshop

    Flash Fiction Workshop Freshen Up Your Toolkit with Anita Arlov Sunday 29 March 2020 12 noon – 2pm New Lynn War Memorial Library 3 Memorial Avenue, New Lynn Easy parking and close to train station! Flash fiction is an ultra-short story (often 250 / 300 words, or one page) that focuses on a single event. […]

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  • We Read Auckland Seeking Authors

    Auckland Libraries is launching a new annual winter reading promotion called We Read Auckland – Tāmaki Makaurau: one place, many stories on Tuesday 19th May 2020. This one-day celebration of Auckland writers and Auckland stories will be held on Tuesday 19 May 2020, and will be Auckland Libraries’ first ever city-wide reading day. Any NZSA […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day is seeking a new NFFD Auckland City Chair.

    City Chairs earn $200. Basic duties of this position (can be done with support from Central Committee, too): Help secure the venue (we have already contacted AUT where it is often held) Organise guest readers and other special invitees (we like collaborating with local poets and other orgs who have dynamic presence in the region; […]

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  • Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day

    The Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards day, with the Storylines Foundation AGM held ahead of the Awards presentation, is just on a month away. It will be held on 5 April at the University of Auckland Music Auditorium, Epsom Campus, Epsom Avenue, Auckland. Parking is via Gate 2; pedestrian entry is through Gate 3. Highlight […]

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  • Writers at Lunchtime

    The next Writers at Lunchtime meeting takes place on Wednesday 4 March, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. The guest speaker at 12.30 pm will be poet and writing teacher Jessica Le Bas, who will be talking about ‘What makes good writing’. Jessica Le Bas’s first collection, Incognito, won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for the […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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