• Hachette Mentorship Programme – apply between 10 Oct and 13 Nov

    Writers! An opportunity to be mentored by a publisher The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc), in association with Hachette Australia, are once again offering the opportunity for one writer to work on a new draft of their completed manuscript under the mentorship of Hachette Australia. Now in its second year, this initiative […]

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  • National Writers Forum – post event blog

    Being at an event that you’ve programmed can be a very strange thing. It’s like going behind the counter at your favourite cafe– suddenly, the mechanics of the space become visible and your outlook on the whole experience is totally different. The National Writers Forum programme was a long time in the planning. Thinking about […]

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  • Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award

    Writing on Climate-Change leads to $25,000 Award   Neville Peat, wildlife photographer and author of over 40 books, was presented with the new CLNZ Writer’s Award at the inaugural National Writers Forum in Auckland tonight. Neville receives $25,000, one of the highest non-fiction prizes in New Zealand literature, towards his project “The Invading Sea”. The […]

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  • The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) issues scam warning: Writers beware

    Media release: 14 September 2016 The New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) is increasingly concerned about writers being scammed with bogus publishing ‘deals’. The NZSA is receiving an increasing number of enquiries from writers falling into the trap of paying large sums of money to get their book published only to find their expectations are […]

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  • National Writers Forum – 17 to 19 Sept 2016 – Auckland

    This Weekend! Join us Saturday and Sunday for sessions, workshops and networking with writers including Chris Cleave, Patricia Grace, Stephen Daisley, Kate Pullinger, Nalini Singh, Ben Sanders, Helen Lowe and Greg McGee  plus publishing and marketing experts from New Zealand and overseas. Full programme details can be found at nationalwritersforum.org.nz Tickets can be purchased at iTicket   Design your own […]

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  • Tina Makereti wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship!

    The $7,000 fellowship is awarded each year to a mid-career or senior writer to work on a project that shows a high level of literary merit and national significance.   Kapiti Coast writer Tina Makereti will use the fellowship to work on her fiction project the Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke. Tina said “I’m so […]

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  • Four compelling NZ writing projects awarded grants

            Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) and the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) are pleased to announce that Research Grants have been awarded to four fascinating New Zealand writing projects that, according to the judges, have great potential and stood out even amongst many other promising applications. The Stout Research Grant, […]

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  • International Guests at the National Writers Forum

    17 – 18 September Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland. The National Writers Forum is just two weeks away and we’re looking forward to welcoming our international guests Chris Cleave, internationally acclaimed author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Incendiary and The Other Hand (a.k.a. Little Bee, number one on The New York Times Best Seller list) travels […]

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  • NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants Now Open for Applications

    Two WRITERS RESEARCH grants are now open for applications for writers working on a project that can utilise the considerable facilities and resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. These grants are offered by the Auckland Museum and NZ Society of Authors and can be used for fiction and non-fiction […]

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  • Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All

    Going West Festival a Feast of Storytelling for Us All The 21st Going West Books and Writers Festival marks a new era, with new creative directors and a packed programme of events  proudly featuring home-grown authors, playwrights and songwriters in venues across West Auckland this September. Nicola Strawbridge, an experienced magazine and book editor, together […]

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