• NELSON & GOLDEN BAY LIVE POETS

    NEXT MEETINGS OF NELSON AND GOLDEN BAY LIVE POETS The June meetings of the Live Poets Societies feature guest poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman from Christchurch. Holman has published seven volumes of poetry as well as history and memoir. Live Poets’ spokesman Mark Raffills says of Holman, ‘A raw-bones poet, he brings the reality of hard […]

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  • LIVE POETS IN NELSON AND GOLDEN BAY

    The next meetings of both the Nelson and Golden Bay Live Poets feature guest poet David Eggleton to start another fabulous year of poetry events in the region. David Eggleton is a poet, writer, recording artist, arts journalist and film maker. He has had seven books of poems and a book of short fiction published, […]

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  • Marlborough Writers monthly meeting

      Marlborough Writers meet on the third Tuesday of the month in Blenheim, and at present are holding early evening meetings at Fairweathers, 36 Scott Street, Blenheim. They get together at 5 pm to discuss any business and to share their writing on a new topic every month. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Dot Scott, dotscot@kinect.co.nz, […]

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  • Applications open for Singapore Writers Residency

    Calling writers of all stripes and nationalities! Are you an emerging published writer looking to complete your story? Do you like mentoring young talents? The Singapore Creative Writing Residency is offering two residencies: one for a Singapore writer and one  far an international writer.The Residency aims to: provide time, opportunity and environment  for the residents […]

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  • Sarah Broom Poetry Prize

    The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize is New Zealand’s most valuable poetry prize and aims to recognise and financially support new work from an emerging or established New Zealand poet through a $12,000 award. The prize was established in 2013 in honour of the New Zealand poet Sarah Broom (1972-2013), the author of Tigers at Awhitu […]

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  • Performance Poets

    Two unique opportunities to experience, learn, share .. with some of the best performance poets in the world Harry Baker and Sarah Hirsch  (both UK) and Tourettes, Ben Fagan ( both NZ). * February – with Harry Baker: – Performance in Auckland City, with local support – Tourettes. Friday 12th Feb 7.30pm ** March – with Sarah Hirsch/ Ben […]

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  • Creative Writing Dunedin Courses 2016

    Creative Writing Dunedin Courses 2016 Creative Writing Dunedin offers a range of online and face to face courses throughout the year covering fiction, poetry and memoir. 10% discount for NZSA members.   Face-to-Face Finding Your Voice: Fortnightly Starts Wed 17 February 7-9pm Tools for Storytelling: Fortnightly Starts Wed 8 June 7-9pm Writing Your Life: Fortnightly […]

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  • Lit Crawl in Wellington Fringe Festival

    LitCrawl is three nights of Literary Goodness. Each night is different, and every one is a juicy box of chocolates. Artists include: The Pandhandlers (as seen in Writing Tunes & Playing Poetry in last year’s LitCrawl), Bill Manhire, Robert Easting, Sarah Webster, Hera Lindsay Bird, Tim Corballis, The Empire City, Chris Price, Ken Arkind. Plus […]

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  • UNESCO Travel Grant

    AUCKLAND (Auckland University of Technology): The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO,  with its event partner Auckland University of Technology,  is offering a limited travel assistance fund for up to 3 participants from the Pacific to attend the 2016 World Journalism Education Congress to be held in Auckland, July 14 -16,  2016. There is also […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2016

    National Flash Fiction Day. More at the NFFD site.

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2016

    The 2016 National Flash Fiction Day  The competition open Feb 1 – April 30. Stories up to 300 words (excluding title). Three stories per entrant. $1000  first place $400 second place $100 third place Details posted at the NFFD site. See the Competition page for how to enter. Judges for the 2016 competition are James Norcliffe and Elizabeth Smither. Cash prizes and […]

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  • Auckland Branch meeting

    It’s a New Year February Meeting, Poetry Promoter Jim Wilson is Guest Speaker for the monthly meeting 6.15pm, Friday 12 February Jim Wilson owns Phantom Billstickers and lives in Auckland. His heart lies in Jackson County, Tennessee but he sometimes lives in New Jersey (if that’s not a problem, we don’t know what is).  Jim is the driving force behind […]

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