• Announcing the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize

    Announcing the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. The author of the winning manuscript will receive a contract for world rights […]

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  • Storylines New Zealand Writers and Illustrators’ National Hui 2022

    Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki o Aotearoa Registrations are open for the Storylines New Zealand Writers and Illustrators’ National Hui 2022. Keynote speakers are Mandy Hager, Te Awhi Rito Ben Brown and Vasanti Unka. Kat Quin makes a presentation on marketing and self-promotion. Workshop leaders include Whiti Hereaka, James George (AUT creative writing lecturer), […]

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  • NZSA President of Honour, Tessa Duder CNZM, OBE – annual Janet Frame Memorial address

    The current NZSA President of Honour, Tessa Duder CNZM, OBE will give the prestigious annual Janet Frame Memorial address on Tuesday 17 May, 2022. About this event The NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) appoints a President of Honour each year, from the ranks of its revered and senior members. This year, Tessa […]

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  • NZSA Auckland Branch: Ashleigh Young’s top tips on writing craft

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 6 May, 6.15pm – ONLINE EVENT Ashleigh Young – top tips on writing craft This will be a live Zoom event (it will not be recorded). Current Auckland Branch members only will receive the zoom link the day before so book it in your calendar now! (Thank you to everyone […]

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  • Image (l to r from top): Ataria Sharman, Paula Morris, Lesley Marshall, Lynn Jenner, Janna Ruth, Mandy Hager

    NZSA Whangārei Regional Roadshow 2022

    Whangārei Roadshow 8.45AM – 5PM, SATURDAY, 28 MAY. NORTHTEC WHANGĀREI CAMPUS (D340 AND D350, NEAR GATE 1), 51 RAUMANGA VALLEY ROAD, RAUMANGA, WHANGĀREI  What’s on: Welcome and Keynote Address with Paula Morris Masterclass: Research for Fiction with Mandy Hager Workshops: Theme Words in Prose with Lynn Jenner; Pitch, and Get Your Pitch Accepted with Ataria Sharman;  The Structure Puzzle with Paula Morris; Conquering the Self-publishing Markets in NZ and the US […]

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  • New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc National AGM 2022

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc National AGM 2022 will be held online (via Zoom)  from 10am to 11am on Saturday, 21 May 2022. NZSA Members can register here. Once you have registered a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you have provided. Please […]

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  • Top of the South Branch AGM

    The annual Top of the South Branch AGM will be held at 6 pm, May 4 at Motueka Library, 32 Wallace St, Motueka.

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel – Longlist announcement!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa and Text Publishing are delighted to announce the longlist for the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2022. The longlisted writers are: Michaela Anchan, Tiffany Brown, Saige England, Jill Hadfield, Ruth Hanover, Maria B. Joseph, Sarah McDougall, Christopher McMaster, Susan Pearce, Paul Shannon, Emma Sidnam, Maria Wickens, and Anna Woods. This year’s longlist of 13 […]

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  • Announcing the NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2022 shortlist

    We are pleased to announce that five writers have been shortlisted for an award that celebrates fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. NZSA congratulates shortlisted writers Philippa Werry, Rachel Fenton, Wes Lee, Jacqueline Owens, and Murray Edmond. Almost 70 applications came in for this prize and the shortlist judging panel of Tina Shaw and […]

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  • Psychology for Writers – Darian Smith

    Need your characters to be rounded and believable but don’t know how to do that? In our next workshop, Darian Smith will cover theories used by counsellors and psychologists to understand human behaviour and adapt them into easy tools for writers. When: Wednesday 13 April 2022, 6pm to 8pm More information and sign-up HERE.

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  • Te Tauihu Short Story Awards 2022

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Top of the South Branch, in association with Wakatū Incorporation, announces the inaugural Te Tauihu Short Story Awards. This unique award offers equal prizes for the country’s two official written languages, English and Māori. E tono ana Ngā Tohu Kōrero Poto o Te Tauihu i ngā whakaurunga kua tuhia […]

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  • So Far, For Now – NZSA Wellington branch AGM feat. Fiona Kidman

    The Wellington branch of New Zealand Society of Authors would like to invite you to our branch AGM for 2022, with special guest Dame Fiona Kidman talking about her new volume of memoir SO FAR, FOR NOW. When: Monday 11 April from 6pm to 7.30pm Where: Online only This event has moved online. All Wellington […]

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