• BOOK LAUNCH IN BLENHEIM

    June Bowen will be launching her novel Gone, Brother, Gone at Blenheim Public Library, 33 Arthur Street, on Wednesday 2 December at 7.30 pm. Sibling rivalry is not a problem for Ellen and Alistair. In a family where money is god and time is profit, they have always been there for each other. When Ellen […]

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  • Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition

    The Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition is Now Open! Organised by the Cambridge Autumn Festival, prizes are awarded at a gala event Thursday 20 April 2017, during the Autumn Festival. FIRST PRIZE: $1,000 SECOND PRIZE: $500 THIRD PRIZE: $250 The theme is ‘A Stranger. Word limit is 1500 words. Entries close 28 February 2017. To […]

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  • Ó Bhéal Five Words International Poetry Competition

    Competition Overview At around noon each Tuesday (GMT), from the 14th of April 2015, five words are posted on this competition page. Entrants have one week to compose and submit poems that include all five words given for the week. The competition runs for 41 weeks, until the last week of January 2016. Prize A […]

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  • Hourglass Literary Magazine Competition

    Awards: The winning entry in each category (short story, essay and poem) will receive US$1000 as prize money, apart from a symbolic artifact (clepsydra), digital stamp and diploma. Winning entries will be published in the first issue of the Hourglass Literary Magazine, in the original language (English / BCMS languages) and translated (BCMS/English). Authors will […]

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  • Storylines Notable Book Awards

    Since 2000 Storylines has produced a list of outstanding books for children and young people published in New Zealand by New Zealand authors and illustrators during the previous calendar year. The decision to compile this annual list of Notable Books was based on a desire to ensure that children, parents/grandparents, teachers, librarians and the public […]

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  • Saving? Endangered Species Int’l Playwriting Prize

    Write a Ten Minute Play about an Endangered Species for a Staged Reading to benefit The Jane Goodall Institute on April 4, 2016 @ The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles, California Choose your species from any site that lists endangered species -for example: IUCN Red List – iucnredlist.org/ CITES – cites.org/eng/gallery/species/index.html World Wildlife Fund – worldwildlife.org/species More

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  • Screenwriting workshop with Tony Etchells

    Tony Etchells will be holding a workshop on screenwriting on Saturday 28 November, 9 am – 12.30 pm, in the Constance Barnicoat Room, Richmond Library. Since his first commission for the BBC’s medical drama Casualty, Tony Etchells has logged nearly two decades of practical experience as a full-time professional screenwriter for television. Cutting his teeth on […]

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  • Launch of Entangled Islands by Serie Barford

    8–9.15pm, Tuesday 1st December, at Poetry Live, The Thirsty Dog, 469 K Rd, Auckland Anahera Press invites NZSA members to the launch of Serie Barford’s new collection of poetry and short stories. Entangled Islands will be launched by Karlo Mila. All welcome.

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  • Calling poets VIGIL OF THE EARTH

    VIGIL OF THE EARTH Victoria Square Saturday 28 November 8am-12noon 8am      Karanga/karakia/waiata Followed by silence for mediatation/prayer/contemplation 9am      Stitching of multiple sacks into one and poetry – poets have three minutes max each to share a poem that fits with the kaupapa of the day – climate change and the protecting the well-being of planet […]

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  • “Small Holes in the Silence” – song and poetry unite

    Song and poetry unite for this much anticipated album release concert by Norman Meehan and Hannah Griffin. Building on several earlier recordings that interpreted the poetry of E.E. Cummings and Bill Manhire, Small Holes in the Silence presents, in song, the work of a number of New Zealand poets. Performing on the night are: Norman Meehan […]

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  • So, You’re Writing Your First Feature…?

    5.30pm to 7pm, Wed 18 Nov, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington For our last Wellington Writers’ Room of 2015, we bring you the most popular discussion from our Auckland Writers’ Room series. Writers Briar Grace-Smith, Max Currie and Emily Perkins get together with Ken Duncum to discuss the experience of writing […]

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  • True Stories Told Live – Waiting

    6pm, Sat 14 Nov. City Gallery Wellington Let our master storytellers entertain and inspire you at the New Zealand Book Council’s cabaret-style storytelling event, True Stories Told Live. Susanna Andrew, Emma Barnes, Tracy Farr, Puawai Cairns and Max Rashbrooke will share tales on the theme of waiting. This is unabashed storytelling, totally unscripted, where anything […]

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