Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.   Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies.   She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the […]

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 […]

November 2017: The birds are chirping more loudly and the weeds are growing again so things are on the move, despite our ongoing rainfall and fluctuating temperatures. This month I’ve added Contest page listings that close in January which makes Christmas and the end of 2017 start to feel more. A client advised me yesterday […]

Jason Bock, a filmmaker based in Auckland, is looking for a poet to collaborate with him on a short abstract film. The film is a creative personal project and has a script which needs to be converted into a poem. Please contact Jason at FishNClips if you are interested. FishNClips 230 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby, Auckland […]

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 […]

Deadline 30th Nov 2017 There are £2000 in prizes and our sole judge this year is Liz Berry.  There is no sifting.   PRIZES 1st  £1000        2nd £300 3rd £200   Six Commended Prizes of £50 Funniest Poem £100 The Norfolk Prize   £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize Entry Fee £4 per poem; or £10 for 3 poems […]