Saturday December 2. The brilliant programme is outlined below. All events are free. Some events need you to book for you and/or your children. You can book through www.wls.org.nz, or ring 06 379 4080 or call in at the Carterton Library Advertisements

Join us to celebrate the new poetry collection by Tony Beyer on Tuesday, 7th November. Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer is a collection of substantial new work by a senior and critically successful New Zealand writer. It addresses issues relevant to contemporary concepts of New Zealand identity and culture.  “Tony Beyer has never followed signposts; […]

The winners of the third annual Heritage Week Book Awards and Writing Competition, run by the NZ Society of Authors’ Canterbury Branch in association with Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Week, have been announced. At a packed ceremony held at the Malthouse Theatre, shortlisted entrants were invited to speak before the winners were announced. Now increasingly […]

A CD launching at Victoria University of Wellington next month represents the fruits of a decade-long collaborative partnership between three of New Zealand’s creative masters.   New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) lecturer—and one of New Zealand’s best-known sopranos—Jenny Wollerman collaborated with Emeritus Professor and writer Vincent O’Sullivan, and composer and former lecturer Ross Harris […]

The 2018 Kapiti Writers’ Retreat 23-25 February 2018 Kapiti Coast, New Zealand   Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. There’s something for everyone–whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in-between. Happening from 23-25 February 2018 on the beautiful Kapiti Coast north of Wellington, the Kapiti Writers’ Retreat is a two-day gathering for […]

A few places still available for an October Start date. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time. Comments from […]

John Howell, a regular at Poetry at the Fringe, will launch his book, Homeless, at Wellington Central Library (Victoria Street) 5pm, Tuesday 10 October – all welcome   Landing Press launches “my wide white bed”, poems by Trish Harris Trish was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of six and her first book, The […]