• NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards 2020

    Announcing NZSA New Zealand Heritage Book Awards 2020 NZSA Canterbury announce the 2020 NZSA Canterbury Heritage Book Awards are open for entries.  Now in its’ 7th year, this event is now firmly established on the New Zealand Literary calendar. Over the years’ winners have included Fiona Farrell, Fiona Kidman and Brian Turner   – and last […]

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  • Writers get together in Motueka

    Following the very successful inaugural get together in March we can, at last, resume proceedings. Our next event is Tuesday 28 July, 5 pm – 6.30 pm at Kylie’s Café, 400d High Street, Motueka. Kylie is kindly opening especially for us again, and will have food and drink available to buy. The guest speaker is […]

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  • Book Launch in Nelson

    Chris Stuart invites you to the launch of her crime novel For Reasons of their Own on Saturday 25 July, 3 pm – 4.30 pm at The Workshop, 32 New Street, Nelson. Can the past ever be left behind? Ask a flawed detective, a former refugee and a government desperate to misuse a dead body […]

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  • Poetry Masterclass – WebWorkshop – with Siobhan Harvey

    10am to 12pm, Thursday, 27 August. This two hour advanced workshop will engage you with poetic language, form, editing and writing techniques. Come prepared to undertake writing exercises, discuss sample poems and share your writings All budding, secret and serious poets welcome. Siobhan Harvey is a migrant author of five books, including the poetry collection, […]

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  • Auckland Branch meetings are back! Hear from Caroline Barron

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 3 July at 6.15pm room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Caroline Barron We kick back into things with author Caroline Barron who has just launched her new memoir, Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death. How has she engaged with […]

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  • Novel 101 – WebWorkshop – with Paula Morris

    10am to 12pm, 8 August. Explore the key concerns of the novelist, including point of view, narrative scope, and characters creating story, in this craft-focused interactive seminar.Note: Within the class I will discuss the narrative structures of three novels in particular, so if participants have time to read them in advance, that may be useful […]

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  • Ethical Storytelling – WebWorkshop – with Pip Desmond

    10am to 12pm, 8 July. Writing creative non-fiction poses unique ethical challenges. In this workshop, we’ll explore the courage it takes to write about real people, the place for compassion, and ways to manage the tension between the two. We’ll also look at how to tell the truth while still telling a gripping story. You […]

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2020

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers. Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and […]

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  • Picture Book Magic – NZSA WebWorkshop with Kyle Mewburn

    2pm to 4pm, 22 July. There are as many ways to write a picture book as to tame a dragon. This workshop will unravel my personal process for writing picture books that spellbind kids and parents alike. It will cover key aspects such as creating hooks, boosting re-readability and weaving themes which resonate with young […]

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  • Introduction to Flash Fiction: The what, why and when of it – NZSA WebWorkshop with Michelle Elvy

    2pm to 4pm, 18 June. This is a class for people interested in discovering the craft of writing small. In writing 250-500 words, you’ll stimulate your creativity, pay attention to language and think in new ways about structure and story. You might blend poetry and prose; you might push yourself towards experimentation; you might write […]

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  • Writing sample and synopsis assessments – subsidised for NZSA members

    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 / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency – Recipient Announced

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant. The grant goes to Auckland writer Cassandra Tse whose winning proposal will utilise research drawn from the Auckland Museum Library’s extensive collections. Cassandra Tse is a playwright and theatre director whose previous writing includes […]

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