• Learn to Write Good creative writing classes

    Best Selling author (Iceland, Poor People With Money), poet and playwright Dominic Hoey has been running his Learn to Write Good creative writing classes since 2015, teaching hundreds of students around the country. The courses explore tips and techniques learned from 30 years of writing prose, poetry, theatre and music. Classes are relaxed, with a […]

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  • StartWrite Writing Sample & 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 20 pages), and a one page synopsis.  The NZSA Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service is an excellent […]

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  • Choose your module

    Writing craft, the business of writing, marketing and selling your book… Whether you’re starting out, mid-career or established, our NZSA Writer Toolkit has something for everyone. Available to do in your own time, on your phone, tablet, iPad or computer. The Writer Toolkit is our professional development offering, with multiple modules released. Our Toolkit is […]

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  • NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2023 – open for applications

    Award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. As set by Laura, the main criteria for the exciting prize is for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Published and unpublished writers are invited to […]

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  • Courage Day Event – Wellington

    NZSA Wellington branch invites you to Courage Day event – 21 November 2022 Courage Day – International Day of the Imprisoned Writer With guest speakers Merhawi Woldemichael. Eritrean/NZ writer and former refugee. Amnesty International and a selection of writers reading letters. Monday 21 November 5.45pm to 7.15pm, St Peter’s, 211 Willis St, Te Aro.

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  • Courage Day Event – Dunedin

    Doors open 5pm (with UBS book table) 5.30 Penelope Todd welcome/ introduction First set of readings (in this order):  Carolyn McCurdie David Eggleton Jacinta Ruru Rakibul Hasan Khan   Open mic segment — 15-20 minutes of sharing from audience Second set of readings (in this order):  Claire Beynon Emma Neale Philip Temple (with closing comments)

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  • Courage Day Book Launch – Wellington

    NZSA member Paul Diamond’s book Downfall will be launched on Courage Day, in Wellington, in association with the Lesbian Gay Archives of NZ (LAGANZ); Chris Brickell’s book of James Courage’s diaries, will also be available at the National Library store during the launch. Where: National Library of NZ, 70 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington When: 6pm […]

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  • Courage Day/ Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2022 event – Hamilton

    “People say that writers are pretty powerless: we don’t have an army, we don’t have a bureaucracy. But if that were true, then why would writers be arrested?… Because the …word is powerful.” — John Ralston Saul Courage Day/ Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2022 An evening of solidarity with imprisoned writers Where: Lady Goodfellow […]

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  • NZSA Heritage Book Awards 2022 – Winners announced

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) and the Canterbury branch of NZSA are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 NZSA Heritage Book Awards! With many thanks to our judges, here are the winning books for the 2022 NZSA Heritage Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book Winner: Shifting […]

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  • Golden Bay Live Poets

    Golden Bay Live Poets meet monthly with the open mic sessions known as ‘Acid on the Microphone’ at The Mussel Inn, Onekaka. Their next meeting is on Thursday 20 October at 7.30 pm. The featured guest will be current NZ Poetry Slam Champion Dan Goodwin, fresh from his performance at the World Poetry Slam in Brussels. Open […]

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