• STORYLINES JANICE MARRIOTT MENTORING AWARD

    STORYLINES JANICE MARRIOTT MENTORING AWARD Background The Storylines Janice Marriott Mentoring Award was initiated in 2019.Janice has generously sponsored this special Storylines award, prompted because of her concern to build the quality and number of junior fiction manuscripts that successfully achieve publication. Janice runs a private assessment and mentoring service called Go Write Now, accepting […]

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  • Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship

    Words Change Lives – Coveted Literary Fellowship Opens Applications Winning a writing fellowship changes the course of a writer’s life, opening doors and allowing writers to think and apply their craft. Applications for the 2020 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship are now open. Virginia Woolf advocated for a room of one’s own – and the Grimshaw Sargeson […]

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  • How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show

    How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show Lift Women’s Voices. Burn The Patriarchy Down. How We Survive is a feminist spoken word performance featuring internationally acclaimed poets Olivia Hall and Carrie Rudzinski. This two woman show presents a powerful and honest narrative on what is to be a woman living and surviving in 2019. Coming […]

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  • Recognizing Michael Morrissey & Riemke Ensing

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 6 September at 6.15 pm Recognizing Michael Morrissey & Riemke Ensing for their loyal and valuable contribution to NZSA since 1975. Room WT1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. The September meeting will be a special event to join Michael Morrissey and Riemke Ensing […]

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  • University of Waikato & Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence 2020

    Each year the University of Waikato invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence, tenable for twelve months from January. The salary is $52,000 jointly funded by the University of Waikato and Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. The position is open to poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, […]

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  • Michael King Writers Centre 2020 Residency

    New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2020 Writers in Residence Programme. The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the […]

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  • The Father of Octopus Wrestling Book Launch

    Canterbury University Press and Scorpio Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of The Father of Octopus Wrestling, and other small fictions By Frankie McMillan Launch speaker Tracy Farr 4pm, Saturday 31 August Scorpio Books, BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch We hope you can join us for the launch. Warm regards, Canterbury […]

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  • Te Hā Kaituhi Māori – National Māori Writers’ Hui 2019

    The theme of this year’s Biennial National Hui is Tuia Te K?rero: Weaving narratives. We are a diverse community of writers and this year our National Hui aims to showcase, honour and celebrate that diversity. Ever since Te H? began in the late 80s, the goal has been to find, support and grow more M?ori […]

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  • CNZ / VUW Residency

    EMERGING PASIFIKA WRITER RESIDENCY AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY The International Institute of Modern Letters is delighted to announce applications are once again open for the CNZ / VUW Residency for an Emerging Pasifika Writer in 2020. The application deadline is 30 September 2019. The current inaugural resident is playwright Leki Jackson-Bourke. Leki says of the Residency: […]

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  • Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand

    A new anthology – expected date of publication August 2020 The editors seek submissions in fiction and nonfiction, poetry and visual art. Submissions are open through 31 October 2019. This anthology of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art celebrates the voices, experiences and ethnicities that form contemporary New Zealand. Its editors are Michelle Elvy, […]

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  • The Poem Electric: Introduction to free verse poetry – with EJ Doyle

    National Poetry Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, and to celebrate we have teamed up with Auckland writer and poet EJ Doyle to organise a special poetry workshop suitable for beginners. On 24th August, come along and discover the electricity of free verse poetry. EJ Doyle will discuss a range of contemporary poems and provide you with practical […]

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  • NZSA Central Districts

    Central Districts Hub Meeting

    HB Writers’ Hub Sunday meetup

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