I’m excited about the arrival of number eight wire: the fourth New Zealand haiku anthology, edited by myself and Margaret Beverland. After much backwards and forwards getting the text just right, we finally pushed ‘go’ on the print job and had our launch in Tauranga on March 10. Read more, including a link to ordering information at Haiku […]

The Poetry Class: A Reading For Writing Workshop Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own.   This season focusing on poems by five New Zealand women – fabulous, furious, frank and funny. But which five? […]

A call for the Creative Writing Award international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine in supporting new writing talent. There are two entry categories: Poetry and Short Fiction with £1,000 for each winner and publication in their Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology! Enter your work: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Creative New Zealand is inviting nominations for writers who have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. Those nominated must be New Zealand citizens or residents. The […]