• Book Launch in Nelson

    Reflections, a collection of poems by David Briggs and photographs by JF Robert, will be launched at Page & Blackmore Booksellers, 254 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, on Thursday 11 February at 5.30 pm. David Briggs and JF Robert met through their shared interest in the creative arts, and discovered that they brought different perspectives to the […]

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  • NZSA Auckland Museum Research Grant and Residency Now Open for Applications

    Applications are now open for a $5000 research grant and residency for writers wishing to work on a project that will utilise the resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. The grant also offers the recipient the opportunity to take up four weeks funded accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ […]

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  • Inaugural NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize Opens

    New award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize is an exciting new prize, which celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. This prize will be judged within the criteria set by Laura Solomon, for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Both published and […]

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  • StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Programme

    StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers who want to get an appraisal for part of their work. Writers can send in a piece of writing, up to 6,000 words (for poetry up to 24 pages), and a one page synopsis. Comic / Graphic novelists need to send in a synopsis and […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award – Recipient Announced!

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 – writer Safia Archer. With 78 entries for this award, the selection panel of Ivy Alvarez and Michelle Elvy had a tough time deciding on a winner. Safia Archer, will use the award to work on her memoire. Safia Archer […]

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  • NZ Poetry Society – Online launch of 2020 Anthology

    2020 Anthology Launch The New Zealand Poetry Society is launching the NZPS 2020 Anthology “Stay Well Here“ on Wednesday December 16 from 5.00 pm. This year it is a virtual launch and you can join in on Facebook by clicking on this link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1511056835753640 The password will be posted there on the day. You […]

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  • 2020 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition Winners Announced

    The 2020 Graeme Lay Short Story competition was awarded last night and for the first time it went to a winner in the South Island. Graeme Lay said that he was heartened by the continued interest in the short story form. “This year, the tenth of the award, there were over sixty entries, more than […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2021 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright or graphic novelist. The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2021 programme from 1 Dec 2020 to 1 Feb 2021. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2021 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual […]

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  • Ko Aotearoa Tātou – We Are New Zealand reading – Wellington

    Thursday, 03 December 2020, 6-7.30 pm In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our national diversity and inclusiveness and, at the same time, issued a rebuke to hatred and divisiveness. Ko Aotearoa […]

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  • Ko Aotearoa Tātou – We Are New Zealand reading – Dunedin

    Saturday, 05 December 2020, 2.00-4.00 pm In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: ‘We are all New Zealanders.’ These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our national diversity and inclusiveness and, at the same time, issued a rebuke to hatred and divisiveness. Ko Aotearoa […]

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  • The 2021 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat

    26 to 28 February 2021, Waikanae, New Zealand Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. There’s something for everyone–whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in-between. The Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat is happening from 26 -28 February 2021 on the beautiful Kāpiti Coast north of Wellington. This three-day gathering for writers that encompasses […]

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  • Auckland Branch End of Year Event

    Christmas Raffle, Graeme Lay Short Story Competition Announcement + Author Rose Carlyle! On 4 December the Auckland Branch will be holding our end of year event. Due to Covid-19 uncertainties we have taken our famous fundraising auction and turned it into a raffle (it will be drawn and given away no matter what!). NZSA Auckland […]

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