• Nine to Noon Short Story Competition

    UPDATE: Radio NZ will now be paying their normal broadcast fee to the 5 winners, following our advocacy for creative rights. creativerights.co.nz Welcome to the first ever Nine to Noon Short Story Competition, judged by acclaimed authors Tina Makereti and Harry Ricketts.   Entries open August 30 and close on October 1, 2021. The top five […]

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  • 2021 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award for Poetry goes to Siobhan Harvey

    JANET FRAME LITERARY TRUST Gift for Auckland Poet on Janet Frame’s Birthday   The Janet Frame Literary Trust is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2021 Janet Frame Literary Trust Award for Poetry.  Auckland poet Siobhan Harvey will receive $5,000 from a fund set up by Janet Frame for the purpose of encouraging New […]

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  • Writer’s Dream Connects Literary Characters In New Book.

    Why would Zaphod Beeblebrox blackmail Zorro?  What motivates Eeyore to write a warning to Ebenezer Scrooge? This is the premise of ‘Dear 26’, a global writers’ collaboration launching at the Whanganui Literary Festival on September 29, 2021. Over a year in the planning, and managed through the pandemic, 26 writers in Aotearoa, the UK, Europe, […]

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  • New Zealand’s national writer-residency organisation announces its 2022 Writers in Residence Programme

    The Michael King Writers Centre is pleased to announce that next year’s programme of residencies at the historic Signalman’s House on Takarunga Mt Victoria in Devonport, Auckland, is now open for applications. Writers awarded a residency can look forward to peaceful accommodation, the use of a writing studio, a supporting stipend and the opportunity to […]

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  • Word Christchurch Festival Announces New Dates

    After being forced to postpone this week’s Festival, which featured 80+ events and 150 speakers, WORD Christchurch is pleased to announce that the event will go ahead at a later date: 10–13 November 2021 (that’s Show Weekend for Cantabrians). The festival will not run on Sunday 14 November due to a major event in the […]

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  • Announcing the 2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards Judges

      Internationally acclaimed authors, long-time reviewers, award-winning photographers and a respected former publisher are among the 12 experts selected to judge the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. The $60,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction will be judged by Otago Daily Times journalist and books editor Rob Kidd; Booksellers Aotearoa’s programme coordinator and avid […]

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  • Verb Readers & Writers Festival events

    Verb Readers & Writers Festival is due to take place between 3 – 7 November 2021. The events below are special, early release events that will happen throughout October in the lead up to the festival week. These events celebrate, in various ways, our theme of ‘coven’, which to them is about coming together to share stories, […]

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  • WAIKATO UNIVERSITY WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2022

    An award has been set up to enable a New Zealand writer of fiction, poetry, drama, or serious non-fiction to become the University’s Writer in Residence in 2022. This award has been created to foster New Zealand writing by providing a full-time opportunity for a writer to work in an academic environment. It is sponsored […]

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  • Latest from adda: Translations from South and Southeast Asia

    Latest from adda:    Translations from South and Southeast Asia Translations: South & Southeast Asia features 32 literary translations in 15  languages from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Singapore across the genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Curated by guest co-editors Bilal Tanweer and Pauline Fan, these texts will appear in four issues. The […]

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  • Film composers and sound creatives launch new industry guild

    Screen composers and post-sound crew finally have their own representative body, in readiness for the Screen Industry Workers Bill that is expected to pass by the end of this year. The Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand (SMSG) held its inaugural AGM on Wednesday 28 July 2021 at POW Studios in Wellington, electing […]

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  • A conversation with award-winning children’s author Maria Gill

    WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 6.00pm – 7.00pm VENUE: Clock Tower Boardroom Free Join author Maria Gill for a cup of tea and an interactive session on her latest project, a children’s novel about the life of Ernest Rutherford. Maria is currently one of our artists in residence at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora and is […]

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  • Remarkable Animal Stories book launch

    SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2.00pm – 3.00pm VENUE: Great Hall Free No bookings required, come along to the world-first book launch of Maria Gill and Emma Huia Lovegrove’s latest book ‘Remarkable Animal Stories from New Zealand and Australia’ published by Scholastic. Maria Gill will share some of the stories in the book in front of a […]

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