• National Writers Forum seeks Programme Manager

    The National Writers Forum is a new two day conference for writers. It will take place over a weekend in September, 2016. We seek a Programme Manager to manage the programming of this event. This is a fixed-term, part-time contract position from 25 January 2016 to 30 September 2016. Applicants will have expert up-to-the-minute knowledge […]

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  • Poets at Piano Bar

    Poets at Piano bar  Thursday 18 February, 5pm to 8pm All welcome to read or perform, feedback and discussion Poets at Piano Bar Poster

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  • Golden Bay Live Poets

    The next meeting of Golden Bay Live Poets on Thursday 20 October features as guest poets two Slam award winners, Carrie Rudzinski and Ken Arkind. Named ‘Best Female Poet’ at her first national poetry competition in 2008, Carrie Rudzinski was ranked fourth in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Ken […]

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  • HAIKU POETRY COMPETITION

    Top of the South Branch member Jan Trafford has organised this competition: Silver Fern Press is possibly the smallest publishing company in New Zealand at present! The website went live a few days ago (thanks, Ro Cambridge) and the first book run was collected from the printer (The Copy Press) last Thursday at approximately 4.30 […]

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  • A Rare Opportunity to Hear Fleur Adcock

    A Rare Opportunity to Hear Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock, Peter Bland, Kevin Ireland & Amanda Eason 3 Top NZ Poets + 1 When: Thursday 10th December, 7pm for 7.30 start Where: BookMark, 15 Victoria Rd, Devonport (opposite library) What: Poetry Reading with wine & Christmas nibbles. signed books available. limited space, koha RSVP book.mark@xtra.co.nz     ph […]

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  • Book Launch – Wairoa

    Helen Waaka is launching her new book, Waitapu , and you are cordially invited to celebrate this launch with her: In Napier – at the Beattie and Forbes bookshop on Friday December 4th, 5.30 – 6.30pm In Wairoa – at the Wairoa library, 212 Marine Parade, on Thurs December 10th  5.30 – 6.30pm These events […]

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  • Book Launch – Napier

    Helen Waaka is launching her new book, Waitapu , and you are cordially invited to celebrate this launch with her: In Napier – at the Beattie and Forbes bookshop on Friday December 4th, 5.30 – 6.30pm In Wairoa – at the Wairoa library, 212 Marine Parade, on Thurs December 10th30 – 6.30pm These events will […]

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  • Writing Workshops in Wellington

    Novel or Memoir 10 monthly full day workshops begin on the third Sunday in February 2016. For further information contact Frances Cherry francescherry@clear.net.nz

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  • Wairarapa Book Fair

    It just may be the largest gathering of Wairarapa authors ever – on Sunday, December 6th, from 12 noon to 3pm, more than 25 authors in the region will participate in the “Wairarapa Book Fair” at the Carterton Events Centre.  A range of authors will talk about their work and sign books, and local publishers and […]

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  • Titirangi Poets Xmas Special

    Our next session is on Saturday 12th December 2pm to 4pm at the Titirangi Library. We will start with a Round Robin for you to read a favourite poem, yours or someone else’s. Followed by a shared afternoon tea. Please bring a plate Next will be a Writing Workshop run by Amanda Eason. Participants will […]

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  • Lavinia Winter Fellow

    Lavinia Winter Fellow Deadline 15 December 2015 (midnight!) This Fellowship, running since 2009, is open for women artists/writers/researchers working in any media under the age of 40. In memory of Lavinia Winter, New Zealand Pacific Studio invites applications for the 3-week Lavinia Winter Fellowship from women under the age of forty. Applicants could be working in […]

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  • MEET LOCAL WRITERS AT MOTUEKA

    The Top of the South branch committee is hosting a meeting on Sunday 13 December in Motueka which will provide an opportunity to socialise, network and share something about your work. Everyone is welcome, so bring along your old friends and be ready to make some new ones! The guest speaker Tony Etchells will be […]

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