• National Flash Fiction Day 2018

    22 JUNE 2018 – National Flash Fiction Day June 22, 2018 is our shortest day of the year — and the day we know and love as National Flash Fiction Day. The competition this year will open February 15 – April 30. The 2017 judges are acclaimed short story writers, novelists and poets Tracey Slaughter and Sue Wootton. […]

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    Book Launch – Auckland – Catherine Robertson

    Celebrate this delightful 5th novel from Catherine Robertson, who reviews books regularly for the New Zealand Listener & Radio NZ. Full of delicious, often eccentric characters who live in a small NZ community, this lively, engaging novel is heart-warming  & very funny. Catherine will be joined by Danielle Hawkins, another successful NZ novelist who writes about […]

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  • BOOK LAUNCH IN RICHMOND

    You are invited to the launch of Geoffrey Waring’s new novel Critical Point, which takes place at Richmond Library on Thursday 1 March,5 – 7 pm. Wine and nibbles will be provided. Critical Point takes you into the cockpits of those anonymous jet freighters that airline passengers seldom notice at airports – and into the […]

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  • MAKE YOUR OWN WORLD

    Elizabeth Knox, one of New Zealand’s leading authors, will provide strategies for the creation of whole, real-seeming worlds in fiction in the third retreat, which will be held at Zatori in Golden Bay from 5 – 8 October. This retreat will be beneficial to novelists and to writers for film and television. It will encourage […]

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  • PLANT THE SEED

    The creative writing retreat will be held from 11 – 14 May 2018 with award-winning Australian novelist Jesse Blackadder at Appleby House, near Rabbit Island. It will be focused on transforming the essence of a fact (whether it be something in your own life, or a moment in history) into a compelling narrative. Find out […]

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  • STRETCH YOURSELF

    This creative writing retreat is designed for those who have always loved writing but want to take it to the next level. Facilitated by Nelson Readers and Writers Programme Coordinator and NMIT creative writing tutor Kerry Sunderland and yoga teacher Noa Parker, it will be held at Zatori, near Collingwood in Golden Bay, from 6 […]

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  • NELSON ROMANCE WRITERS MEETING

    The Nelson branch of Romance Writers of NZ meet on the second Saturday of every month at 2 pm at the National Party Office, corner of Waimea & Quarantine Roads, Nelson. Their next meeting is on Saturday 10 February. They will be discussing how to divide up the Convenor’s tasks, deciding what speakers and mini-workshops […]

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    Gabriel’s Bay Wellington launch

    Catherine Robertson is holding a Wellington launch for her fifth novel, Gabriel’s Bay, at Vic Books, Pipitea, down by the railway station. Special guest Callum Robertson will launch the latest version of his Bird Dog comic. All welcome! More details available via Facebook event.

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  • MOTUEKA LIVE POETS

    Come along to the Riwaka Hotel on Tuesday 13 February to share your poetry at an open mike session, or just come to enjoy the talent! The poets’ first ever feature guest will be RikTheMost. An internationally touring poet, RikTheMost has performed shows in the UK, Australia, Canada, America and Finland. A well-known figure on […]

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  • Same Same But Different Festival 2016 – Auckland

    New Zealand’s LGBTQI Literary Festival Samesame but Different is back! Be prepared to laugh, cry, cringe or sigh! More

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