• CLNZ/NZSA $25,000 Writers’ Award 2019: Applications are Open

    $25,000 award to a New Zealand writer one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature brought to you by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) “If you’re thinking about applying – do it! Like me, you might just surprise yourself with a win.” – 2018 recipient, […]

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  • David Hill presents the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture

    Announced as the NZSA’s 2019-2020 President of Honour, eminent and award-winning children’s writer David Hill will be delivering the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture in the Pioneer Women’s Hall at the Ellen Melville Centre. Paula Browning, CEO of Copyright Licensing New Zealand, will also present the recipients for the CLNZ Research Grants. This is a free […]

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  • Poetry on the Beach

    Come and have some fun, and write your original poem on the sand at Orewa Beach at 1pm on 17th August 2019, as a pre-event for National Poetry Day.  Your poem will be featured in our movie of the event.  Spot prizes, and $100 prize for best poem.  Entry $5, details and registration here.  

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  • Auckland Branch Meeting: New Holland Publishers Talk Non-Fiction

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday, 2 August 6.15 pm – 9.15pm New Holland Publishers Talk Non-Fiction In your passion to produce the next Man Booker Prize winner don’t overlook the money-making opportunities available in writing non-fiction.  We welcome along two representatives of leading local publisher New Holland, to talk about the opportunities and advantages of […]

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  • CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants 2019: Now Open for Applications

    Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project.  All New Zealand writers welcome to apply! In support of New Zealand writers who wish to undertake research for a fiction or non-fiction writing project, the 2019 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Research […]

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  • Natalie Haynes presents Honour Among Thebes

    The History of Theatre has never been so much fun. Writer and comedian Natalie Haynes presents Honour Among Thebes, a lively tour through the early Greek Tragedies and Comedies, from the first performance by Thespis to the raucous sex-strike of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, via the great tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Honour Among Thebes is […]

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  • DeRay Mckesson: The Other Side of Freedom

    This is an unmissable opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading civil rights activists in conversation with Action Station’s Laura O’Connell Rapira. In his book, On the Other Side of Freedom, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson gives an extraordinary, personal insight into the power of the imagination and what it takes to […]

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  • Natalie Haynes presents Troy Story

    BBC presenter, writer and comedian Natalie Haynes takes on the Trojan War. Based on her latest novel, A Thousand Ships, Natalie’s hour of ‘Troy Story’ steers you through the stories of the women at the heart of the greatest conflict in ancient literature. Settle in for a wild ride from divine pleasure to carnage and […]

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  • Joshua Tepania & The Miracle Goatherders

    Poetry Live Presents: Joshua Tepania & The Miracle Goatherders Tuesday 23rd July at 8pm Guest Poet:  Joshua Tepania I was born and raised in Auckland city. I left school and I couldn’t read so I taught myself how to read by reading comic books for three years. My two main poetic inspirations are Tupac and […]

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  • NZWG Seed and Seed Advanced Round 2 2019 OPEN

    Seed Grants Scheme for New Zealand Writers. New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) and New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce the continuation of the Seed and Seed Advanced grants pathways in 2019, with Round 2 now open. The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own, […]

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  • Taking the Sting out of Editing

    Date: 9:30am (for a 10am start) – 3pm, Saturday 23 November 2019 Location: Waikanae Baptist Church, Te Moana Road, Waikanae Faculty: Catherine Robertson Cost: $86.25 including lunch To register contact: kirsten@kahini.org There are two types of writers: those who claim to enjoy the editing process, and the other ninety-nine per cent who know the rest are liars. Editing […]

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  • Listening to the Waves

    Date: 9:30am – 4pm, Saturday 19 October 2019 and 9:30am – 4pm, Saturday 2 November 2019 Location: Waikanae Baptist Church, Te Moana Road, Waikanae Faculty: Lynn Jenner Cost: $172.50 including lunch To register contact: kirsten@kahini.org A workshop for writers of prose (fiction, memoir, essays or other non-fiction) What if you thought of your sentences as waves and your […]

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