• 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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  • Introduction to Flash Fiction: The what, why and when of it – NZSA WebWorkshop with Michelle Elvy

    2pm to 4pm, 18 June. This is a class for people interested in discovering the craft of writing small. In writing 250-500 words, you’ll stimulate your creativity, pay attention to language and think in new ways about structure and story. You might blend poetry and prose; you might push yourself towards experimentation; you might write […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency – Recipient Announced

    The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) and Auckland War Memorial Museum are delighted to announce the recipient of the NZSA Auckland Museum Research + Residency Grant. The grant goes to Auckland writer Cassandra Tse whose winning proposal will utilise research drawn from the Auckland Museum Library’s extensive collections. Cassandra Tse is a playwright and theatre director whose previous writing includes […]

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  • CompleteMS – open for applications

    Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript ready to take to that next level? Poetry, fiction, short fiction or non-fiction Apply now for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme The NZSA CompleteMS manuscript assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen successful applicants will […]

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  • From the First Sentence: NZSA WebWorkshop on Crime Writing – with Paddy Richardson

    12pm to 2pm, 11 June. This is a class for people interested in discovering the craft of writing small. In writing 250-500 words, you’ll stimulate your creativity, pay attention to language and think in new ways about structure and story. You might blend poetry and prose; you might push yourself towards experimentation; you might write […]

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  • The International Proverse Prizes – deadline

    ~~~Open for entry now! The International Proverse Prizes for writing submitted and previously unpublished in English (may be in translation). 1) The Proverse Prize for single-author book-length fiction, non-fiction, or poetry (founded 2008) offers a cash prize and publication.   2) The Proverse Poetry Prize for single poems (founded 2016) offers cash prizes and anthology […]

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  • NZSA Youth Mentorship Programme 2020 recipients announced

    Four talented secondary school students have been selected as the 2020 winners of the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Youth Mentorship Programme. These young writers now have a special opportunity to hone their writing skills and develop their craft under the mentorship of four of New Zealand’s finest […]

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  • Blackball Writer’s Residency – deadline

    Blackball Writer’s Residency – open for applications. The village of Blackball (pop. 300) on the West Coast of the South Island has both a history of good writing and good writers plus a tradition of activism. It offers a Readers and Writers Festival, a Writer’s Retreat and now, thanks to Creative NZ support, a Writer’s […]

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