• Book Launch – Tauranga

    Book Launch – 2023 Winner of the NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize – Lee Murray’s book Fox Spirit on a Distant Cloud Lee Murray, The Cuba Press & Tauranga Girls’ College invite you to… Other Voices: Uncovering Women’s Narratives A discussion between Lee Murray and poet and playwright Renee Liang, hosted by the students, […]

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  • Travels in Character with Tracey Slaughter

    10am – 12pm, Wednesday 10 April 2024 This fiction workshop will explore the importance of creating a ‘moving’ character, using writing exercises to focus on physical action, narrative stance and sentence energy, to generate dynamic character presence. Tracey Slaughter’s latest works are the short story collection Devil’s Trumpet (Te Herenga Waka Press, 2021) and the poetry collection Conventional […]

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  • NZSA Mentorships 2024 announced

    We are pleased to announce that 13 emerging writers have been selected for The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa 2024 Mentorship Programme. The selection panel of convenor Rosetta Allan along with panellists Kiri Piahana-Wong and Sharon Manssen commented: ‘To all the writers, we would like to say well done in […]

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  • Helen Vivienne Fletcher sitting under a tree hugging her guide dog.

    NZSA Webworkshop: Writing the Other with Helen Vivienne Fletcher

    10am – 12pm, Wednesday 15 May 2024 Being inclusive is important, but how does it apply to writing? Discuss the hows, whens and whys of writing diverse characters. Helen Vivienne Fletcher is a children’s and young adult author, storyteller and award-winning playwright from Wellington. Her most recent theatre work, Five Slices of Another Life, brought […]

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  • Kupu Kaitiaki Programme – open now for applications!

    A tono for kaituhi Māori across the motu writing in te reo Māori: apply now for NZSA’s new Kupu Kaitiaki Programme! The aim of this kaupapa is to provide new and emerging kaituhi with valuable feedback from an experienced te reo Māori pūkenga and literary advisor – a Kupu Kaitiaki – for the refinement of […]

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  • Author book launch – Devonport Library

    Book Launch at Devonport Library, Sunday 24 March at 2.30pm It is my pleasure to invite you to the launch of my new historical novel, Turbulent Threads. This is my first novel for adults in seven years, so a special occasion! Information is attached and below. If you can make it, feel free to come with […]

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  • Author Book Launch Event and Signing – Leigh

    Local Author Book Launch Event and Signing Thursday 21 March 2024, 7pm. Foundation Art Gallery, Leigh. Four friends. One tragic death. 20 years of secrets and lies. One wintery night, when they are young, Anna and her three friends Rudy, Seth, and Dougal are involved in an accident in which a stranger is killed – […]

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  • The Unsent Condolences Book Launch – Wellington

    Tēnā Koutou Katoa NZSA Whānau, My name is Abdul Samad Haidari, a Hazara writer, journalist and published author born to high mountains and wide landscapes of Afghanistan. On February 03, 2023, I managed to break free from the incarcerating chains of the camp, and liberate myself after enduring almost a decade as a ‘stateless’ refugee […]

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  • NZSA Wellington Branch 2024 AGM

    You are invited to the NZSA Wellington Branch 2024 Annual General Meeting, to be held online only via Zoom on Monday 15 April 2024 from 6.00–7.30pm. All NZSA members in Wellington Branch will be sent Zoom access details — along with an agenda, and minutes of the previous AGM — by email the week before […]

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  • NZSA CompleteMS Programme 2024 opens

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that’s ready to take to the next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction, non-fiction… Apply now for the NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme. The NZSA CompleteMS assessment programme is open for applications until 28 May 2024. CompleteMS is for writers who have completed a manuscript through […]

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  • Open mic night for emerging writers

    Open mic night for emerging writers Kia ora e te whānau! You are warmly invited to join us at the New Zealand Society of Authors Wellington Branch Open Mic night in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on Thursday 14 March. A group of emerging local writers will read from their work in progress (or, in some cases, […]

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  • Kaituhi Māori Mentor Programme – open now for applications!

    A tono for kaituhi Māori across the motu: apply now to be mentored by an established and acclaimed Māori writer! The new Kaituhi Māori Mentorship Programme gives emerging writers who whakapapa Māori the opportunity to work closely with an acclaimed Māori writer as their mentor to hone their tuhituhi ability and, in the process, evolve […]

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