• Editing Course- FREE for Auckland Members

    Editing Your Writing 10am – 12pm, 30 November Elizabeth Yates Room Ellen Melville Centre Sue Copsey has worked as an editor for more than 25 years. She was a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley in London, before moving to New Zealand where she has freelanced for publishers including Pearson, New Holland and Huia. She also […]

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  • Witi Ihimaera Speaks to Auckland Branch

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 1 November at 6.15 pm Room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Witi Ihimaera (Wh?nau a Kai, Ng?ti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a M?haki) is the hard-working author of M?ori fictions, including Tangi, The Matriarch, Bulibasha, The Oarihaka Woman and Sleeps Standing. Four […]

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  • The 2020 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat

    Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. There’s something for everyone–whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in-between. Happening from 28 February – 1 March 2020 on the beautiful K?piti Coast north of Wellington, the K?piti Writers’ Retreat is a two-day gathering for writers that encompasses intensive morning workshops, lively discussions […]

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  • Verb Festival and LitCrawl – Wellington

    What you need to know about Verb + LitCrawl Not long to go until Verb Festival and LitCrawl Wellington is on! Between 6 – 10 November there is a lot to see, listen to and experience. Here are a few tips: Passes save you money Our ticket passes can save you up to 40 per […]

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  • Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest – deadline

    Welcome to the inaugural Peter Wells Short Fiction Contest. 2/10/2019 With the amazing support of Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust, Same Same but Different are again running a short fiction writing award. From 2020 it celebrates the life and work of our founder, Peter Wells. First prize is $1000 cash for the winning story, $500 for […]

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  • Sunday Star Times Short Story competition – deadline Nov 8

    The much anticipated Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards are open for entry. A fixture on the writing scene since 1984, the awards have launched the careers of some of New Zealand’s most respected authors, including Eleanor Catton and Sarah Quigley. Some winners, like Barbara Anderson, Linda Olsson and Eleanor Catton, were unknown when they won, […]

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  • Ursula Bethell / Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2020 – deadline

    Writer in Residence Ursula Bethell / Creative New Zealand Residency in Creative Writing 2020 College of Arts Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 6 or 12 Month Fixed Term opportunity What You Will Do This fixed term Residency has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full time opportunity for […]

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  • 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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