• NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2020

    2020 NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Writers WIN A YOUTH MENTORSHIP FOR 2020 Four secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills. The NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme offers these aspiring young writers (aged […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day

    June 22 is our shortest day of the year — and the day we know and love as National Flash Fiction Day. NFFD events will take place in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Northland and Wellington. Find an event near you to celebrate national awards, regional awards, micro awards, guest readers and more! Website here!

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  • Secrets of a Bookseller: Jenna Todd Speaks to Auckland Branch

    What is the place of the printed book in today’s society? Who better to tell us than one of Auckland’s best booksellers! NZSA Auckland Branch Friday 14 February at 6.15pm Room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Jenna Todd manages Auckland’s Time Out Bookstore. Time Out has won […]

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  • The International Dublin Writers’ Festival

    The International Dublin Writers’ Festival Each June, since 2015, we have welcomed writers to learn, network and improve their craft. Our mission is to help writers excel and to provide networking opportunities for writers to meet key industry professionals. Dublin is a World Heritage City and home to some of the most famous writers. This event is an opportunity for all writers, […]

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  • Aesthetica Creative Writing Award – deadline 2020

    Aesthetica Creative Writing Award The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 14th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more. Winners are […]

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  • Book launch at Wakefield

    Everyone is welcome to join local author Robyn Prokop at the launch of Dozer the Firecat, her first picture book, on Friday 14 February, 2 pm at Wakefield School, Edward Street, Wakefield. The book is based on Robyn’s own evacuation during the Pigeon Valley fires, and the real cat called Dozer who went missing at the time. […]

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  • NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now!

    NorthTec Writing Programmes in 2020 – Enrolling now! Want to make 2020 the year you finally chase that dream of becoming a writer? NorthTec can help you get there with its highly acclaimed programmes in Applied Writing. Our programmes are ideal for people who wish to work independently as writers, for those already working in […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Competition

    Competition WELCOME TO THE 2020 NFFD COMPETITION Submissions open 15 February 2020. CASH PRIZES!  First: $1000 Second: $400 Third: $100 HOW TO ENTER

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  • Page and Blackmore Short Story competition

    The 2020 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and the Top of the South Branch, NZSA, with prizes awarded half as book vouchers and half as cash. The word limit is 1500 words. Writers may submit as […]

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  • Same Same But Different Feb 12-15 2020

    Showcasing writers who push boundaries, explore new territories and create queer and fantastical worlds. Their literary orbit includes fantasy, science fiction, sex, romance and robots. They even traverse those weird and terrifying realms from childhood to adolescence. Ranging from acclaimed New Zealand playwright Victor Rodger to Australian writer Kelly Gardiner, our programme for 2020 celebrates […]

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  • The Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing – deadline

    Attention, writers of Australia and New Zealand: there’s just one month to go before the 2020 Text Prize opens for submissions! Full details and the entry form are here. Submissions open 6 January and close 7 February, 2020. The Text Prize – now in its thirteenth year – aims to discover great new books for young […]

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  • Poets in the park in Nelson

    Everyone is welcome to Poets in the Park on Wednesday 22 January from 6 pm at the Botanics on Milton Street, Nelson (between the Cricket Pavilion and the start of the walkway to the Centre of New Zealand). Bring a picnic tea. Read a poem, your own or one you love; sing a song (acoustic […]

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