• Silver Fern Press Haiku Competition

    ?Put your summer thinking hats on and dream up something that depicts a moment of Life in New Zealand. Write a Haiku a day or perhaps one a week, then gather your favourites, make your own shortlist and enter your favourite one, two or few. Whether you like to write while sitting out on the […]

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  • Open Studio Day at New Zealand Pacific Studio

    New Zealand Pacific Studio is hosting an open day to its five-acre residency centre for the arts. The historic Normandell House, built in 1911, serves as the centre of the facility and is surrounded by extensive woodland gardens that are beautiful in any season. NZPS, a non-profit residency centre for the arts, offers seven unique work-spaces for […]

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  • Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship

    The Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship, facilitated by the New Zealand Pacific Studio, is a three week residency in rural Wairarapa. The Ema Saiko Fellow will be in residence for three weeks at the historic Kaiparoro/Normandell House, working in the garden-facing Saiko studio. The purpose of the Ema Saiko Poetry Fellowship is to encourage the writing of poetry […]

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  • RAK Mason Writing Fellowship

    The New Zealand Pacific Studio invites applications for a three week residency at its multi-cultural artists’ residency centre in rural Wairarapa. The 2016 RAK Mason Fellow will be in residence for three weeks at the historic Kaiparoro/Normandell House in the Wairarapa and would work in the garden-facing Mason Room. The purpose of this RAK Mason Fellowship is to encourage […]

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  • Book Launch – Wellington

    Goethe-Institut, Royal Society of New Zealand and Victoria University Press warmly invite you to a reading and book launch event for Transit of Venus / Venustransit 6pm on Tuesday 23 February at the Royal Society (auditorium), 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington. The event will include a short screening of the Transit of Venus Poetry Exchange documentary, a video […]

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  • Book Launch – Palmerston North

    Launch of Tony Chapelle latest novel, Merely A Girl, held at the Palmerston North City Library, 5.30pm, Friday 19 February. This novel explores the difficulties faced by an intelligent young woman of mixed-race in mid-Victorian Gloucestershire, who is torn between society’s view of her as little more than a dubious marriage prize waiting to be won […]

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  • Award Presentation – Auckland

    The awards for the Wallace Arts Trust Prize have been announced and will be presented during Same Same But Different, a LGBTQI literary festival taking place during Pride Week. The awards ceremony will be held at AUT on 13 February. The competition provides a safe and supportive environment for both emerging and established writers to share […]

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  • ABA Conference 2016 – Canberra

    Australian Booksellers Association’s 92nd annual Conference is being hosted for 2016 in Canberra. The Conference’s aim is to inform and inspire members during an intense program of interactive lectures, panel discussions and debate, and encourage constructive dialogue between delegates and trade exhibitors. The ABA Conference is attended by 250 – 300 people each year and these delegates […]

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  • New Zealand Festival: Writers Week – Wellington

    The New Zealand Festival Writers Week is bringing some of the smartest, most eloquent and entertaining people from home and abroad to Wellington for the week. Join the conversation as they talk about their work, their lives and the world around them. More

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  • NZ Booksellers’ Conference 2016 – Auckland

    The Booksellers NZ Conference is a chance to meet other people in the trade, hear the latest information from local speakers and celebrate everything that is books and reading. The Business Meeting Day will be held on Saturday, 2 July from 10 am to 4pm, followed by the NZ Book Industry Awards in the evening […]

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  • NZ Bookshop Day

    New Zealand Bookshop Day is a national celebration of bookshops in New Zealand and is a showcase of the vibrant and wonderful bookshops throughout the country.

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  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

    The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts and the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. Be they publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers or authors – each year in October, they all come together and create something new. This year’s Guest of Honour country is shared between […]

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