The Author – April/May/June 2014297_AprilMayJune_2014_Cover_(2)

  • President’s viewpoint – Deeply involved with additions to his self-built house at Millers Flat, Kyle Mewburn sees parallels with is handiwork and the NZSA’s future.
  • Chief Executive Report – Having successfully negotiated her first two months or so in office, Jackie Dennis is seeking a little creative inspiration from members.
  • Janet Frame Memorial Lecture – President of Honour Gavin Bishop spoke on the importance of illustration in books.
  • PEN NZ Report – Julie Ryan and Lesley Marshall write on how authors can help in the worldwide struggle for human rights.
  • Speculative Publishing – Wellington children’s author/reviewer Lee Murray discovers some interesting contenders in the world of speculative publishing.
  • Two Views of the TPPA – Negotiations on the trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement are raising many converns for writers, publishers and others. Tony Millett and Rick Shera view the TPPA from two aspects.
  • Educational Writing – The demise of Learning Media last year raised big concerns for many. Wellington branch member Phillippa Werry reviews the new era unveiled at the first meeting of Lift Education.