First, a reading and open mic session tomorrow night (September 23) at the Imagitech Theatre in Ōtautahi/Christchurch at 6.30pm. For those in Port Chalmers this Friday (September 25), the event “Poetic friends of John Francis speak” will start at 5pm, featuring, among others, David Eggleton. Head along to Pea Sea Art, 6 George Street. Another […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (September 20)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. This time the event will feature the National Director for NZ Poetry Slam, Michael Moore! Join the mailing list to hear about future events.

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Summer 2020 edition is BALLOON. What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 October 2020 See submission guidelines on our website. Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. So SIGN UP or renew — don’t miss out. Image […]

New posts on Love in the Time of Covid, celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, including poetry by Haare Williams and Nadine Anne Hura!

The 2020 NZ Young Writers Festival (NZ Young Writers Festival) kicks off next week, 24th September. The festival showcases 4 days of free events in City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand! Find out more about their programme on the festival’s website.

The Canterbury Poets Collective Spring Series kicks off next week. Wednesdays at 6.30pm, September 23-November 11. They have an incredible lineup – check it out on their Facebook page.

Kia kaha te reo Māori! Landfall accepts submissions in te reo – find out more about submissions on their website.

The next poetry night at Dunedin’s Dog With Two Tails takes place at 8pm on September 16. Find out more on the Dog With Two Tails website. The poetry nights are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month.

WORD Christchurch is back with a local flavour as it celebrates New Zealand books, stories, and writers in the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival (28 October – 1 November). The WORD festival will be the first major metropolitan literary festival to take place with live audiences since the COVID-19 lockdown. WORD Christchurch is following Ministry of Health guidelines regarding […]

Congratulations to our ex-NZPS committee member, E Wen! E Wen Wong, a Year 13 student from Burnside High School in Christchurch, has won the 2020 International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award. Her poem titled ‘The house that Saturn built,’ was described by judge Airini Beautrais, as “powerful and beautiful”, “full of […]