• AUTHOR TALK AT RICHMOND

    Ian Trafford will be talking about his book Into the Unknown: The secret WW1 diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford no25/469 at Richmond Library on Saturday 14 November at 11 am. World War I (and its aftermath) is described in the words of a young soldier fresh off a remote New Zealand farm, written with immediacy, […]

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  • COURAGE DAY EVENT IN NELSON

    Every 15 November throughout the world, PEN – the international writers’ organisation that champions freedom of expression – marks the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer. NZSA, which incorporates PEN, honours this event as Courage Day. It is named jointly after James Courage, a novelist and poet whose novel ‘A Way of Love’ was banned […]

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  • Psychology for Writers – with Darian Smith – WebWorkshop

    10am to 12pm, Saturday, 21 November. Writers know their characters need to be fully rounded, multi-layered, and believable but how do we do it? This session will cover a variety of theories used by counsellors and psychologists to understand human behaviour and adapt them into easy tools for writers to use when creating their characters. […]

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  • Paula Morris, 2020-2021 NZSA President of Honour – annual Janet Frame Memorial Lecture

    Paula Morris, as the 2020-2021 NZSA President of Honour will deliver the NZSA annual Janet Frame Memorial Lecture Each year the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa elects a President of Honour, who is tasked with delivering the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture – an update and commentary of the current literary and book industry scene […]

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  • Launch of Scorchers: A Climate Fiction Anthology.

    You’re invited to the launch of Scorchers: A Climate Fiction Anthology. Scorchers is the first ever pan-Australasian anthology of cli-fi writings. Including pieces by some of Aotearoa and Australia’s most celebrated authors, its sixteen contributors have responded to a deceptively simple provocation: How can writers respond within the short fiction format to the overwhelming reality […]

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  • Fiona Sussman at The Booklovers Bookstore

    Join Fiona Sussman as she talks about her writing journey, and new book, Addressed to Greta. The Booklover, Shop 2, 1 Milford Road, Milford Auckland, New Zealand 0620 21st November, 4pm Tea and cake will be served. $5 a ticket, with proceeds going to Duffy Books Charity – just 50 tickets are available. Find out […]

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  • Professor Chris Brickell. James Courage: His Life and Diaries

    Thursday 12th November 5.30pm Chris’s edited volume of James Courage’s diaries will be published by OUP in mid 2021. He discusses getting to know this expatriate gay New Zealander by reading his remarkably rich life writing. Chris will draw from Courage’s diaries and other materials as he speaks about this complicated and engaging writer. A […]

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  • NZSA Christchurch Heritage Book Awards – Winners ceremony Oct 29

    NZSA Heritage Literary Awards Winners ceremony Prize winners will be announced at  WORD on Thursday 29th October at 7:00 at an event held at St Michaels and All Angels, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch. All welcome   Judges have announced the shortlists for the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. All work this year was asked to reflect […]

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  • Creating Books in the Time of Covid: Author Amy McDaid

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 6 November at 6.15pm Creating Books in the Time of Covid: Author Amy McDaid Room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Amy McDaid’s debut novel, Fake Baby, was to be released in April 2020 – right in what became New Zealand’s Level 4 […]

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  • Deadhead & Neands Double Trouble Launch – Sunday October 18

    ALL WELCOME ELLEN MELVILLE CENTRE 10AM – 12 NOON SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 MORE ABOUT THE BOOKS: DEADHEAD BY GLENN WOOD “Scott Pearson provided the skilfully-drawn ‘graphic replays’, the double-page comic art panels which offer brief summaries of each section of the story about every three chapters. These black and white illustrations are in the best […]

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  • 2020 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition

    Open to all NZSA members $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize Opens 25 September, closes 4pm, Friday 30 October Brought to you by NZSA Auckland Branch Conditions of entry The competition is open to all NZSA members. All entries must be original and not previously published or broadcast before the competition results […]

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  • NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 – apply between 7 August and 31 October 2020

    NZSA Lilian Ida Smith Award 2020 Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs The Lilian Ida Smith Award is offered by the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who had a keen […]

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