• Season 5 of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series is Here!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Podcast is back with our fifth season! Hosted by writer and broadcaster Karyn Hay,  this season includes authors who have spent decades in the pursuit of creativity and the art of writing; encountering resistance and criticism, personal tragedies, praise, and success along the way. We start with […]

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  • Kirikiriroa Hamilton Regional Roadshow 2023

    9AM – 4PM, SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER, TRUST WAIKATO, 4 LITTLE LONDON LANE, HAMILTON Each one-day conference offers local writers access to professional development, masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions taught by experienced writers from across Aotearoa. These events are organised in partnership with local NZSA branches to build collegiality, connection and new opportunities for professional development […]

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  • Dead Bird Books – Aotearoa Tour

    Dead Bird Book’s will be releasing Dominic Hoey’s new collection of poetry, The Dead Are Always Laughing At Us, in November, 2023. The book is a special collaboration between Dominic and designer Trudi Hewitt and deals with themes of death, love and dogs. Trudi has done design work for a number of brands and artists, […]

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  • Pitch to the US Market – online workshop – with Graci Kim

    10AM – 11.30AM, THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER The US is home to the biggest publishing market in the world. Learn some tips and tricks on pitching your manuscript with the US agent/editor in mind. Comps, loglines, elevator pitches, and query letters – a practical guide on putting your best foot forward. Graci Kim is the Kiwi […]

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  • Writing YA – online workshop – with Eileen Merriman

    6:30PM – 8PM, WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER This workshop will focus on writing for young adults, with a particular focus on point of view/voice and plotting. This will incorporate some exercises so have your pen and paper or laptop ready! Eileen Merriman’s first young adult novel, “Pieces of You”, was published in 2017, and was a […]

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  • 2024 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel: Open for Entries

    Text Publishing and the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) are thrilled to announce entries for the 2024 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel are now open. The Prize seeks fiction manuscripts by published and unpublished authors who are citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand. It celebrates […]

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  • $25,000 Writers’ Award has been awarded to Writer Tom Doig

    Tom Doig has been awarded the 2023 Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) inc, $25,000 Writers’ Award for his project, with the working title ‘We Are All Preppers Now: Kiwis Making Plans for the End of the World’. Tom Doig says […]

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  • Laurence Fearnley, Winner of the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2023!

    The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) congratulates Laurence Fearnley on winning the NZSA Peter and Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2023 to work on her novel with the working title ‘The Palette Club (A tender violence)’. This annual award is made possible with thanks to the generosity of the […]

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  • launch of climate fiction novel Emergency Weather – Wellington

    The launch will take place on Wednesday 4 October at Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis St, from 6pm – please encourage your friends to come along too!   Here is the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/667791528368999   Please sign up for this if you use Facebook, as it helps us know numbers attending.   Emergency Weather will be available […]

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  • NZSA Wellington Branch Book Showcase 2023

    Please join us for an exciting evening! Fifteen authors, all Wellington NZSA members, will introduce their newly published books; a wonderful smorgasbord of fiction, adult and young adult, non-fiction and poetry. What: NZSA Wellington Branch Book Showcase 2023 When: Wednesday 18 October, 6.00pm (doors open 5.45pm) Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington (need a […]

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  • The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc Call for a Special General Meeting

    Notice to all members of The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc Call for a Special General Meeting 6.00-6.30pm, Monday October 16, 2023 (by Zoom) Please join us to vote on an amendment to the constitution NZSA has an application before the Charities Commission. Becoming a charity has […]

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  • Michael Gifkins Prize Text Prize launch of 2022 winners book: Backwaters by Emma Ling Sidnam – Auckland event

    Come along to the launches of the 2022 Michael Gifkins Text Prize winner: Backwaters by Emma Ling Sidnam. Auckland: October 3, 5.30-7pm. Webb’s. 33a Normanby Road Mount Eden, Auckland 1024 Emma Ling Sidnam won the 2022 Gifkins Prizes for her debut novel BACKWATERS. Emma will be in conversation with writer Albert Cho to celebrate the launch […]

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