• NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2024 Seeks Emerging Young Writers

    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 aspiring young writers (aged 15-18) a mentorship, from May to November. The intent of the mentor programme is to […]

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  • Make ‘Em Laugh – Write Funny with Kathryn Burnett

    10am – 12pm, Wednesday 20 March 2024 Whether you want to write funny characters, lines or scenarios this invigorating workshop  reveals practical tips and exercises to help writers find the funny in just about anything or anyone.  AND find out how funny works for you even if you don’t write comedy. Kathryn Burnett is an […]

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  • Pens and PJs writing group

    Pens & PJs writers’ group – March call out Are you an author between the ages of 18-29? Keen to carve out some space for your work? Join the NZSA’s Youth Rep, Helena, for some dedicated writing time, kōrero and kai on the first Wednesday of each month! Upcoming Pens & PJs date: Wednesday 6 March, […]

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  • Summer Listening Sorted – New NZSA Oral History Podcast Episodes!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Podcast keeps releasing new episodes this summer –  a new one featuring Denys Trussell is out today – so tune in from the bach, beach, or backyard! Hosted by writer and broadcaster Karyn Hay,  this season includes authors who have spent decades in the pursuit of creativity […]

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  • Creatively wired: Strategies for neurodiverse writers with Steffi Christie

    10am – 12pm, Wednesday 14 February 2024 In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn ways to work well with your unique creative brain. Designed for writers who identify as neurodiverse, you’ll share ideas with like-minded people, as we take a strengths-based approach to working with executive function challenges. We’ll explore strategies to help you to: write […]

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  • NZSA Mentor Programme 2024 – open for applications

    For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright. The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2024 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback.The NZSA Mentor Programme is designed to givebeginning or emerging writers who demonstrate potential and […]

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  • The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (Pen NZ Inc)  is delighted to announce Barbara Else as 2024 NZSA President of Honour 

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa is delighted to announce that Barbara Else is the NZSA 2024 President of Honour.  This prestigious honour is bestowed on a senior writer and long-serving NZSA member in recognition of their contribution to writing, writers and the literary arts sector in Aotearoa. Our new President of Honour, Barbara Else MNZM, is […]

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  • Summer Reading Guide Kete Books & Booksellers NZ

        Click HERE to view the 2023-2024  KETE/Booksellers NZ/Coalition for Books New Zealand 2023-2024 Summer Reading Guide.    

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  • Otago Southland Christmas Event – 3 December

    And in December… THE BIG HOLIDAY EVENT! Featuring a Salon, an open mic, an auction and good cheer Holiday Party & Salon Come one, come all! Sunday 03 December 4-6pm Alexander Pianos, Stuart Street   Including THE STUFF OF LIFE: The Great 2023 NZSA Auction A fundraiser for our branch   An invitation to share […]

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  • Choose your module

    Writing craft, the business of writing, marketing and selling your book… Whether you’re starting out, mid-career or established, our NZSA Writer Toolkit has something for everyone. Available to do in your own time, on your phone, tablet, iPad or computer. The Writer Toolkit is our professional development offering, with multiple modules released. Our Toolkit is […]

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  • The 2024 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. The Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat is happening from 23 – 25 February 2024 on the beautiful Kāpiti Coast north of Wellington. This three-day gathering for writers encompasses intensive morning workshops, lively discussions, and […]

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  • NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize 2024 – open for applications

    Award for fresh writing with a ‘unique and original vision’ The NZSA Laura Solomon Cuba Press Prize celebrates the life and work of the writer Laura Solomon. As set by Laura, the main criteria for the exciting prize is for new writing with a ‘unique and original vision’. Published and unpublished writers are invited to […]

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