The 2019 New Zealand Poetry Society Competition is now open. Entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Our competition has multiple options for entering, depending on your age and the poetry genre (verse or haiku). The links below take you to all the forms you need, as well as the instructions for entering each […]

Submit a poem (in any style) on the topic of cancer or cancer research! Submissions close on the 4th of April! “How has cancer affected you? Has your experience led you to find a creative outlet as a method of support and strength? We are looking for poets, whether first-time or experienced, to submit their work. […]

In celebration of Canterbury Japan Day, come along to our Haiku Poetry Workshop. Hosted by Barbara Strang (Small White Teapot Haiku Group, Christchurch).  Make sure to bring a notebook and pen. All ages welcome. Free, no bookings required. Location: Tūranga, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4  Turanga Central Library on Thursday March 7th, 6-8 pm  

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 […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is happy to welcome Jamie Trower onto the committee. Jamie Trower is a poet, journalist and motivational speaker from Auckland. He works for M2 magazine as a writer, and in his spare time scribbles poetry about life, death and everything in between. He is actively involved with poetry around the […]