• POETRY LABORATORY WITH CAT WOODWARD

    POETRY LABORATORY WITH CAT WOODWARD Whether you’re an experienced poet or a beginner, you will enjoy the five-session course being taught at Volume book shop by Ivan Juritz Prize-winning poet and poetics scholar Cat Woodward. The course consists of exercises designed to develop individual creativity and a sense of personal style while also teaching basic […]

    Continue reading
  • POETS IN THE PARK, NELSON 

    This special event takes place on Wednesday 23 January, 6 pm, at the Botanical Reserve, Milton Street, Nelson. The meeting place is half way between the road and the start of Centre of New Zealand track. Bring a picnic tea, read a poem (your own or one you love), sing a song (acoustic only), or just come and […]

    Continue reading
  • Migrant Poets – Poetry Reading and Writers Talk

    Migrant Poets – Poetry Reading and Writers Talk A public programme for Carving Water Painting Voice Monday 10th December, 11.30am Edmiston Gallery Join poet Riemke Ensing and special guests in this public programme for Carving Water Painting Voice. Writing in response to their experiences of migration the poets will read pieces of their work followed by […]

    Continue reading
  • Call for external peer assessors in the literature sector from Creative New Zealand

    Make an important contribution to literature in New Zealand. Gain valuable insight into the funding process. Register yourself or nominate someone to become a Peer Assessor for Creative New Zealand. We’re calling for nominations for external peer assessors in the literature sector. You may know that we have moved to solely external assessment for all […]

    Continue reading
  • RICHMOND WRITING GROUP: AUTHOR TALK – CLIFF FELL

    RICHMOND WRITING GROUP: AUTHOR TALK – CLIFF FELL The Richmond Writing Group is for adults with an interest in writing – whether you’re just thinking about starting to write something, you’re a published author, or somewhere in between. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 1 – 3 pm, in the Constance […]

    Continue reading
  • Best Poets In The Country Slam To Be Champion

    Best Poets In The Country Slam To Be Champion   New Zealand Poetry Slam proudly presents the 2018 NZ National Poetry Slam Finals. The top poets from across Aotearoa have been battling it out in their own cities for a chance to compete at the National Finals. Now, the best performance poets in the country […]

    Continue reading
  • The 2019 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat

    The 2019 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat 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. Dates: 22-24 February 2019 Location: El Rancho, Kāpiti Coast, New Zealand Registration:  Register securely online or contact kirsten@kahini.org with any other questions. Join us for the 2019 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat and renew and recharge your […]

    Continue reading
  • The How and Why of Manuscript Makeovers

    Come and listen to multi- award-winning writer Janice Marriott speak on ‘The How and Why of Manuscript Makeovers’. Janice will talk about what assessments and mentoring can achieve, and describe the most frequent, and fixable, problems exhibited by her writing clients, as well as showing their successes. Questions will be welcome. Janice has written novels, […]

    Continue reading
  • Book Launch – Dunedin

    Kia ora koutou katoa, dear friends, colleagues, and supporters, I’m delighted to share that then the wind came (Steele Roberts Aotearoa) my debut collection of short fiction and poetry, is set to be launched on December 14th 2018. For those of you in or near Ōtepoti Dunedin, I’d love you to join me at the Dunedin […]

    Continue reading
  • 12 November event ahead of Courage Day

    Courage Day (Day of the Imprisoned Writer) is observed on 15 November each year. It is a key event in the NZSA calendar and — as represented by the PEN Empty Chair — part of its kaupapa. On Courage Day, we recognise writers who defend the right to free speech, and those who suffer oppression and […]

    Continue reading
  • COURAGE DAY EVENT IN NELSON

    COURAGE DAY EVENT IN NELSON Every 15 November throughout the world, PEN – the international writers’ organisation that champions freedom of expression – marks the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer. NZSA, which incorporates PEN, honours this event as Courage Day. It is named jointly after James Courage, a novelist and poet whose novel ‘A […]

    Continue reading
  • WAIKATO WRITERS COURAGE DAY EVENT NOV 9

    In some parts of the world poetry can land you in prison…   In mid November, the New Zealand PEN’s Courage Day (also known as The Day of the Imprisoned Writer) recognises writers who defend the right to free speech, and those who suffer oppression and are killed / imprisoned for their work. In support of imprisoned international writers, […]

    Continue reading