• MEDIA STATEMENT: The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa Supports Women Writers

    New information detailing that women writers in New Zealand are targeted for abuse is a cause for concern. Writer and publisher Lani Wendt-Young recently tweeted about a history of Facebook abuse she has been subjected to, including rape and death threats. In an interview published in Stuff, the author of the Young Adult series Telesa, […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Launching at National Writers Forum

    Spanning thirty years, involving four interviewers and including over twenty writers, the New Zealand Society of Authors is opening its audio history. Hear authors tell their story of fighting institutions, government and sometimes each other to advocate for writers rights. Hosted by Karyn Hay, the series will include interviews from the late 1990’s with writers […]

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  • Joy Cowley to give the annual New Zealand Book Council lecture – Oct 4 Te Papa

    This year’s Book Council Lecture will be given by beloved children’s author Joy Cowley at Te Papa on October 4. In her warm and engaging talk The Power of Story, Joy will draw on a lifetime’s experience of inspiring children to read. Entwining practical advice on how to spark a love for reading with her thoughts […]

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  • Michael King Writers’ Centre – applications for residencies open

     Applications for the MKWC 2019 Residency Programme have opened. Fifteen residencies for periods of two to five weeks each are on offer. Four of the residencies are specifically for Maori or Pasifika writers. New in this year’s programme is a change to the University of Auckland Residency, now split into four time slots across the […]

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  • “LANDMARK TITLE” TAKES TOP HONOURS IN NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

    “A landmark title which will stand the test of time” has been crowned the country’s best book for young readers. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Christchurch writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop received the top honour at the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, announced tonight at an exuberant event at […]

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  • CLNZ Contestable Fund 2018 – $75,000 OPEN NOW

    If you’re working on a project that aims to make a positive impact on New Zealand writing and publishing, you should consider applying for a CLNZ Contestable Fund Grant. This year, $75,000 is available to support strategic projects that demonstrate New Zealand publishing sector growth. Each year, a portion of the revenue collected by Copyright Licensing New Zealand […]

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  • Martin Green – Pantera Press keynote address to 2018 PANZ conference

    Here is the transcript of the inspiring keynote speech from Martin Green – delivered at the PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand conference in July. Martin is from independent Australian publisher Pantera Press and we thank Martin for allowing us to share this address.  

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  • 2018 ACP Pacific Laureate, Lani Wendt-Young, will feature at the National Writers Forum

    Lani Wendt-Young, one of the most prolific Samoan writers of this generation, will be a speaker at the 2018 National Writers Forum happening on 21-23 September 2018. Organised by the New Zealand Society of Authors, this conference is the only national conference for writers from across the profession. Wendt-Young is the 2018 ACP Pacific Laureate, […]

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  • Biggest ever National Poetry Day supported by award-winning Kiwi poets

      Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day #NZPoetryDay announces its largest ever celebration of poetry today, with more than 135 events programmed to take place around New Zealand. Held annually on the fourth Friday in August, National Poetry Day sees award-winning poets join poetry enthusiasts from all over the country in a marathon programme of poetry […]

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  • Storylines Auckland event Friday August 24

    The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand invites you to:   A preview event before the Booksellers New Zealand conference 25-26 August 2018 Book Launch: Children’s Literature in a Multiliterate World edited by Nicola Daly and Libby Limbrick with consulting editor Pam Dix.  Based on papers presented at the 2016 IBBY congress held in […]

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  • Landfall Essay Competition – Now open

    In 1997 Landfall celebrated its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, then editor Chris Price launched the Landfall Essay Competition, sponsored by Otago University Press. From 2009, the competition has been an annual award. The purpose of the competition remains as it was at the outset: to encourage New Zealand writers to think aloud about New Zealand culture, and […]

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  • Hamilton Book Month

    It’s nearly August and Hamilton Book Month is about to get underway! We’d love to have you along. See http://hamiltonbookmonth.wixsite.com/2018 for details on all 20 events (15 are free) including our life writing and fiction panels, a play, travel writing and fiction writing workshops, a seminar, storytelling, poetry open mic, a comedian, illustration and design […]

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