• Canterbury Nov 2023 Monthly branch meeting

    Our next branch meeting is Thursday the 16th of November, 5:30 pm, at Toi Auaha (5 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City) View the meeting’s agenda here. Our guest speaker for the evening is Blair McMillan, author of Here Upon the Tide. All are welcome to attend in-person or via Zoom. The event starts at 6:30 pm, following the […]

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  • Sudden Valley Press Tender Insurrections launch – Canterbury branch

    Tender Insurrections Launch Event Join Marisa Cappetta and Sudden Valley Press for the launch of Marisa’s new work, Tender Insurrections. Thursday 23rd November, 6:30 for 7:00 start Strowan House, Staff Room, St. Andrew’s College (347 Papanui Road)   “It glides on at twenty. With her thumb she presses the band against the underside of her […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury branch Voiceprints 4 launch event

    Voiceprints 4 launch event   Sudden Valley Press welcome you to attend the launch of Voiceprints 4, held at the TSB Space in Tūranga on Wednesday 29th November. (Click here for the invite, and feel free to share it with others. The more the merrier!) Doors will open at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 start Nibbles […]

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  • Canterbury Branch Evening Writers’ Group

      Our next evening writers’ group (hosted by our chairperson, Victor Brown) is Tuesday 21st of November, 7:00 pm at Toi Auaha, and is open to all members. Groups are on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:00 to ~9:00 pm, at Toi Auaha (5 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City). If you’d like feedback on any aspect […]

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  • NZSA Canterbury Branch Christmas: Quiz and Comp Celebration!

    Join us on Thursday the 14th of December for the NZSA Canterbury Christmas party!   6pm at Toi Auaha (5 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City). This year we’ll be celebrating with a short story and poetry competition. If you’d like to enter, please RSVP HERE by the 10th of December, and include a copy of your […]

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  • Auckland Branch Christmas Networking meeting

    NZSA Auckland branch Christmas Network meeting is on Saturday 2nd December at Freemans Bay School, 95 Wellington Street, Ponsonby. 4.00 – 6.00pm RSVP here  Feel free to bring wine, dress up Christmassy, and we’ll provide the rest. There will be an auction of sponsored items and the announcement of the winners of the 2023 Graeme Lay Short Story […]

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  • NZSA Northland Branch Fundraiser Auction

    FUNDRAISER AUCTION! To raise funds for our projects and events, NZSA Northland are holding an online auction, followed by a special in-person auction event and celebration Auction items include books, editing and manuscript appraisals, artworks, tickets to local venues and restaurants, family passes to a great day out at various local tourist spots! You can […]

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  • Poetic Lives: Poetry and Biography with Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor

    6PM-8PM, WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER What happens in the space where poetry and biography collide? What tools can poetry lend us in our treatment of the past? What are some techniques we can use to begin? This session will include a celebration of Aotearoa poets working in this space, and practical exercises for creative play. Aimee-Jane […]

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  • Romance for Writers with Kate O’Keeffe

    10AM – 12PM, THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER Interested in romance or wanting to improve your romance writing? Join USA Today best-selling author, Kate O’Keeffe as she discusses genre, heat, tropes and much more. Kate O’Keeffe is a USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author who writes exactly what she loves to read: laugh-out-loud romantic comedies with swoon-worthy […]

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  • Book Launch – a liminal gathering – Dunedin – Auckland

    Book launch:  a liminal gathering  Wednesday 22nd November University Book Shop, Dunedin Iona Winter will launch the inaugural edition of ESP’s grief almanac, a liminal gathering More about this project can be found here. We hope to see you there! And if you are in Auckland, you can attend a reading on Friday 24th November, 6.00pm – 7.30pm […]

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  • Online workshop for Courage Day 2023

    On Freedom, Courage, and Conviction An online workshop for Courage Day 2023 Each year, NZSA joins PEN International and writers around the world in acknowledging the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, known in Aotearoa New Zealand as Courage Day. This year, NZSA Wellington branch will acknowledge Courage Day by holding an online writing workshop, On […]

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  • Emerging writers to read 2023 at the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture by Witi Ihimaera President of Honour

    Following the NZSA President of Honour Janet Frame Memorial Lecture by Matua Witi on November 9th at VERB, five young writers will read from their work to showcase the great future for Aotearoa New Zealand writing.   ESSA MAE RANAPIRI   essa may ranapiri (Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Raukawa, Te Arawa, Ngaati Puukeko, Clan Gunn, Horwood) is a […]

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