• OWLS DO CRY – JANET FRAME’S ICONIC NOVEL BROUGHT TO THE STAGE IN WORLD FIRST

    JANET FRAME’S ICONIC NOVEL BROUGHT TO THE STAGE IN WORLD FIRST   Red Leap Theatre presents OWLS DO CRY Artistic Director Julie Nolan and Director Malia Johnston Beloved New Zealand author Janet Frame’s landmark novel will be brought to life on stage for the first time ever. Filled with fierce heart and visual splendour, Owls Do Cry is […]

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  • Celtic Noir Crime Writing Festival

    Celtic Noir Crime Writing Festival Crime fans take note – the Celtic Noir crime writing festival is nearly here!  CELTIC NOIR 2019 PROGRAMME What Is Celtic Noir? (public talk) Professor Liam McIlvanney, Co-Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, explores the long and intertwined history of crime writing in Scotland and Ireland, identifying […]

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  • Historical Novel Society Australasia Conference 25-27 October 2019

    2019 CONFERENCE 25-27 OCTOBER 2019 WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY, PARRAMATTA HISTORY REPEATS Celebrate historical fiction at HNSA Sydney 2019! This year, historical fiction authors and readers will gather for another interactive three-stream program on the weekend of 26-27 October. For 2019, there’s also a Craft & Publishing day on Friday 25 October with top class tutors […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury Branch Annual Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2019

    New Zealand Society of Authors – Canterbury Branch Annual Heritage Book & Writing Awards 2019 The NZ Heritage Book Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 24 October 2019 7 – 9pm at St Michael and All Angels 99 Oxford Tce.  The standard this year is exceptionally high. NZSA Canterbury have received 72 Heritage Book entries […]

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  • Book Launch: They of Star

    The launch of the novel and original soundtrack release of They of Star by Mervyn Noel Whitley Jnr. When: 6pm Thursday 24th October Where: The Pumphouse Theatre, 2a Manurere Ave, Takapuna Wine and nibbles will be served.  Not suitable for children under 12.

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  • Book Launch: Passion: Living, Feasting and Writing deep in the Marlborough Sounds

    Passion: Living, Feasting and Writing deep in the Marlborough Sounds is the latest book from Marion Day. It will be launched at Portage Resort, 2923 Kenepuru Road on Saturday 5 October at 1 pm, with raffles, bar and nibbles. ‘Passion’ is the perfect word for author Marion. She is passionate about many things – life, […]

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  • Book Launch: Moth Hour

    Auckland University Press & The Women’s Bookshop warmly invite you to attend the launch of Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy 6pm, Tuesday 24 September 2019 The Women’s Bookshop, 105 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland To be launched by Michele Leggott ALL WELCOME

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  • Book Launch: Fresh Ink

    Cloud Ink Press Fresh Ink 2019 Book Launch From the historical to the fantastical, the real to the surreal, this exciting anthology of New Zealand fiction, poetry, and artwork presents the varied voices and styles of New Zealand writing at its best – exhibiting work from established and award-winning authors as well as some lively […]

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  • Book Launch: Fresh Ink

    Cloud Ink Press Fresh Ink 2019 Book Launch From the historical to the fantastical, the real to the surreal, this exciting anthology of New Zealand fiction, poetry, and artwork presents the varied voices and styles of New Zealand writing at its best – exhibiting work from established and award-winning authors as well as some lively […]

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  • Book Launch: Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction, Vol. I 1919–1959

    Auckland University Press & Gow Langsford Gallery warmly invite you to attend the launch of: Colin McCahon: There is Only One Direction, Vol. I 1919–1959 by Peter Simpson 5–7 pm, Thursday 10 October 2019 Gow Langsford Gallery – Kitchener Street Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Sts To be launched by Luit Bieringa More info and a […]

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  • Have Your Say on Sustainable Creative Careers!

    Last year Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air engaged research company Colmar Brunton to survey a range of creative professionals, aged 16 and over, who earned at least some income from their creative work, on aspects of their creative careers. They published the research in May this year, identifying three joint priorities for future action: 1.    Fair […]

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2020 – deadline midnight 31 October

    The prize is open to writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand, and, thanks to a generous financial commitment from the late Michael Gifkins’ family, the winner will receive a contract for world rights from Text, and an advance of NZ$10,000. Submissions to the 2020 prize will close at […]

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