• Hamilton Book Month August 2020

    Hamilton book month information can be found at their website www.hamiltonbookmonth.com Email address to register hamiltonbookmonth@gmail.com Events include: Poetry Soiree Lit Pub Quiz Local Authors event Flash Fiction workshop Young Adults Writers’ Panel Illustration workshop Romance and Crime panel Know Your Place Promote Yourself as an Author! workshop The Quick and The Dead panel Dominic Hoey […]

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  • Flying Solo – Anthology of NZ Writing

    ALL WRITERS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!! ‘FLYING SOLO’ ANTHOLOGY OF NZ WRITING Are you interested in submitting your work to be considered for inclusion in a themed anthology on the experience of single parenting? * We want to read your take on ‘solo parenting’ ─ whether humorous, enlightening, or challenging ─ in the genre of your […]

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  • INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING, WITH HELLA BAUER

    What is creative writing? How do you start? How do you express your thoughts, stories and memories in writing, without being dull? In this six-week course you will complete exercises, discuss how to connect to the reader and share feedback. You will retrieve long-forgotten memories, make new discoveries, and laugh a lot. To stimulate the […]

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  • WORDSMITH:  Memoir, Fiction & Auto Fiction (fictionalised autobiography/memoir)

    Waiheke Island   August 2020 This course is an introduction to the art of writing short fiction and/or memoir, suitable for both beginner and more advanced writers. The 5 sessions include exercises as learning tools plus time to workshop ideas with support and guidance. 1 – Introduction. Story arc. Scene, characters, action. Theme. Dialogue. Events as stories, not   anecdotes. 2 […]

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  • Compelling stories by emerging writers awarded 2020 NZSA manuscript assessments

    The NZ Society of Authors announce who will receive manuscript guidance in this year’s CompleteMS programme. Thirteen writers with manuscripts ranging through Fantasy, Pasifika futurism, Indie Rock fiction, Young Adult, Biography, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Vignettes, Creative Non-Fiction, and Dramatisation of a Verse Biography have all been chosen to take part in this year’s […]

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  • Writers get together in Motueka

    Following the very successful inaugural get together in March we can, at last, resume proceedings. Our next event is Tuesday 28 July, 5 pm – 6.30 pm at Kylie’s Café, 400d High Street, Motueka. Kylie is kindly opening especially for us again, and will have food and drink available to buy. The guest speaker is […]

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  • Book Launch in Nelson

    Chris Stuart invites you to the launch of her crime novel For Reasons of their Own on Saturday 25 July, 3 pm – 4.30 pm at The Workshop, 32 New Street, Nelson. Can the past ever be left behind? Ask a flawed detective, a former refugee and a government desperate to misuse a dead body […]

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  • Poetry Masterclass – WebWorkshop – with Siobhan Harvey

    10am to 12pm, Thursday, 27 August. This two hour advanced workshop will engage you with poetic language, form, editing and writing techniques. Come prepared to undertake writing exercises, discuss sample poems and share your writings All budding, secret and serious poets welcome. Siobhan Harvey is a migrant author of five books, including the poetry collection, […]

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  • Auckland Branch meetings are back! Hear from Caroline Barron

    NZSA Auckland Branch Meeting Friday 3 July at 6.15pm room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central. Caroline Barron We kick back into things with author Caroline Barron who has just launched her new memoir, Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death. How has she engaged with […]

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  • Novel 101 – WebWorkshop – with Paula Morris

    10am to 12pm, 8 August. Explore the key concerns of the novelist, including point of view, narrative scope, and characters creating story, in this craft-focused interactive seminar.Note: Within the class I will discuss the narrative structures of three novels in particular, so if participants have time to read them in advance, that may be useful […]

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  • Ethical Storytelling – WebWorkshop – with Pip Desmond

    10am to 12pm, 8 July. Writing creative non-fiction poses unique ethical challenges. In this workshop, we’ll explore the courage it takes to write about real people, the place for compassion, and ways to manage the tension between the two. We’ll also look at how to tell the truth while still telling a gripping story. You […]

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  • Picture Book Magic – NZSA WebWorkshop with Kyle Mewburn

    2pm to 4pm, 22 July. There are as many ways to write a picture book as to tame a dragon. This workshop will unravel my personal process for writing picture books that spellbind kids and parents alike. It will cover key aspects such as creating hooks, boosting re-readability and weaving themes which resonate with young […]

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