• Writing Workshops at Richmond Library

      Award-winning author Wendy Scott will be presenting two workshops on aspects of writing at Richmond Library on Saturday 23 November. Each workshop runs for three hours. Vivid Writing – make your prose sing!    9.30 am – 12.30 pm During the last five years, Hokitika-based author Wendy Scott has been awarded 10 international book awards […]

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  • THE SUNDAY TIMES AUDIBLE SHORT STORY AWARD 2020 NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

    The Sunday Times and Audible renew their successful union once again as the world’s richest short story prize enters its second decade  Now accepting entries from publishers, agents and authors via www.shortstoryaward.co.uk Audible, the leading provider of audio storytelling will once again sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2020, which now enters its […]

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  • Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2020

    The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $500 and publication in Tasmania 40°South! A selection of the best entries will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2020. Terms and conditions • The prize is for short stories up to 3,000 words having an island, or island-resonant, theme. • Writers will be […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Writers’ Award 2019 has been won by Christchurch writer Rebecca Macfie

    Rebecca Macfie has won the $25,000 Writers’ Award for her biography of Helen Kelly – the first woman to lead the New Zealand labour movement. “Helen Kelly modernised the union movement and took a special interest in improving worker health and safety. The biography is in the capable hands of an experienced journalist and author.” […]

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  • Editing Course- FREE for Auckland Members

    Editing Your Writing 10am – 12pm, 30 November Elizabeth Yates Room Ellen Melville Centre Sue Copsey has worked as an editor for more than 25 years. She was a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley in London, before moving to New Zealand where she has freelanced for publishers including Pearson, New Holland and Huia. She also […]

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  • Witi Ihimaera Speaks to Auckland Branch

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 1 November at 6.15 pm Room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Witi Ihimaera (Wh?nau a Kai, Ng?ti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a M?haki) is the hard-working author of M?ori fictions, including Tangi, The Matriarch, Bulibasha, The Oarihaka Woman and Sleeps Standing. Four […]

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  • The 2020 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. Happening from 28 February – 1 March 2020 on the beautiful K?piti Coast north of Wellington, the K?piti Writers’ Retreat is a two-day gathering for writers that encompasses intensive morning workshops, lively discussions […]

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  • Verb Festival and LitCrawl – Wellington

    What you need to know about Verb + LitCrawl Not long to go until Verb Festival and LitCrawl Wellington is on! Between 6 – 10 November there is a lot to see, listen to and experience. Here are a few tips: Passes save you money Our ticket passes can save you up to 40 per […]

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  • Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest – deadline

    Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest. 2/10/2019 With the amazing support of Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Same Same but Different are again running a short fiction writing award. From 2020 it celebrates the life and work of our founder, Peter Wells. First prize is $1000 cash for the winning story, $500 for […]

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  • Sunday Star Times Short Story competition – deadline Nov 8

    The much anticipated Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards are open for entry. A fixture on the writing scene since 1984, the awards have launched the careers of some of New Zealand’s most respected authors, including Eleanor Catton and Sarah Quigley. Some winners, like Barbara Anderson, Linda Olsson and Eleanor Catton, were unknown when they won, […]

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  • Ursula Bethell / Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2020 – deadline

    Writer in Residence Ursula Bethell / Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2020 College of Arts Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 6 or 12 Month Fixed Term opportunity What You Will Do This fixed term Residency has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full time opportunity for […]

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