• Going West Writers Festival

    Key dates: 7 August                         Going West Books and Writers Festival programme LAUNCH TICKETS ON SALE 26 August                       HEAT 1: Poetry Slam . Brown St Studio Bar, Avondale 3 September            […]

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  • Time to start building your online profile as a writer?

    Having a solid social media presence will benefit the career of any writer, whether you plan to self-publish or follow the traditional route. And it’s never too early in your writing journey to start thinking about how you’re going to connect with your readers – or future readers – in the virtual world. The downside is that […]

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  • Need a creativity boost?

    Writing journeys can be very up and down – one day the words flow easily, the next day you find yourself just staring at the screen. In those moments, it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeves to get writing again. We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Kathryn Burnett to run a creative […]

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  • Four Readings & A Festival

    National Poetry Day 2019 presents: Four Christchurch poets talk fame, fortune, first books and what possessed them to do it. FREE ENTRY 22nd August, 6pm-7:30pm Featuring… Gail Ingram, Victoria Broome, Marisa Cappetta, Erik Kennedy & Joanna Preston (Compére) Calender of events. Website.

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  • National Poetry Day

    National Poetry Day was established in 1997. A one-day national poetry event extravaganza, it is held on the fourth Friday of August each year. In 2019, Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day will take place nationwide on 23 August. From seasoned poets, to total newbies, to the simply-a-bit-curious, participants in the record-breaking 2018 National Poetry Day […]

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  • Deadpan by James Norcliffe Book Launch

    Otago University Press invites you to celebrate the launch of Deadpan James Norcliffe Introduced by Joanna Preston Tuesday 20 August, 5.30pm refreshments for a 6pm start Please RSVP by Friday 16th August to publicity@otago.ac.nz

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  • NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2019

    $10,000 Opportunity for Writers. Calling for applications from writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama with a literary track record, who are currently working on a new project. This annual Fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and […]

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  • Book Launch in Mapua

    Karen Stade, Alastair Rose and River Press invite you to the launch of Driven by the Wind: the memoir of Captain Henry Rose on Sunday 11 August, 2 pm at Mapua Boat Club, Mapua Wharf. ‘… Christmas Day 1847 we were in a gale of a wind in the Bay of Biscay, the ship being […]

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  • Storylines Story Tour Events

    Award-winning children’s writers and illustrators tour the Auckland region between Monday 19 August and Friday 23 August in the third of six legs of the 2019 Storylines National Festival Story Tour, sharing their love of reading and books with several thousand pupils at more than 50 schools, libraries, community centres – and at a special […]

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  • Hamilton Book Month

    Hamilton Book Month – August 2019 Hamilton Book Month is a celebration of New Zealand authors and their writing, with activities and events for all ages, all month. Come along and enjoy the super exciting 2019 programme with 21 events which is almost all no cost with panel discussions, workshops, seminars, storytelling, and a literary […]

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  • Inaugural Zephyr Short Story Competition 2019 – Closes 30 Sep

    Welcome to the inaugural Zephyr Short Story Competition run by the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors.     Entries open on 25 July 2019 and close at 11.59pm on 30 September 2019. Judges: Linda Burgess and Fiona Kidman The competition has two sections: Open Division The Open Division is open to […]

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