Applications are now open for established creative writers to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Closing Date for Applications – 11pm Monday 25 September 2017 The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship Advisory Committee are calling for creative writers to apply for the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Since 1970, the Fellowship has enabled a selected New […]

A puzzling geography, medieval, the earth a shrinking island surrounded by dreams, gardens with golden poisons, monsters and dangerous nonsense. Miles of yesterdays locked under marmalade cupboards in the house of useless cards. You’re thinking of the lighthouse. Before eyes can savour new horizons memory sends narrow flashes like bullets; this is how it’s done. […]

Dear Canterbury Poets Collective, I am writing to you on behalf of the Ashburton Art Gallery to invite your group to a poetry reading and talk at the Gallery in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition Young Country by Kerry Hines. This exhibition will open at the Ashburton Art Gallery on Sunday the 10th of September at 2pm. We are […]

The Fuse Box The Fuse Box is a brand new collection of essays and interviews with some of our best writers that aims to shine fresh light on the creative process. This event assembles some of the book’s contributors to explore issues relevant to all stages of the writing life: how to get started and what to […]

Be sure to head down to Poetry Live, Christchurch! This National Poetry Day.

Open mic for young poets – bring your poems to share!  Come party… poetry style! Hear local young poets read and listen to special guests,Paula Green, Gus Simonovic and Caroline Masters. Collaborate with Paula as she makes up poems on the spot and enjoy the free refreshments. Copies of The Secret Book of Poetry, an anthology […]