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Pull up a chair (virtually) and hear from the winners of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement on Tuesday 24th November, 6.30 pm NZT! Find out more about the event on Facebook.

The Canterbury Poets Collective holds the last event of their 2020 series tomorrow (November 11), featuring poet Lisa Samuels. Find out more about the event on their Facebook page.

Heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, and especially to former NZ Poet Laureate, Jenny Bornholdt!

Guest Poet: Rob Hack, whose often disarming descriptions of his everyday life and experience take us to a place of insight and a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Guest Musicians: Carol Bean and Nick Swan, a versatile and talented duo who will bring us a mix of the brooding Americana tunes and […]

For those in Wellington on November 5, there will be the launch of the debut volume by Hana Pera Aoake, called “A Bathful of Kawakawa and Hot Water”. The wonderful Fiona Farrell launches her latest collection, “Nouns, verbs, etc. (selected poems)”, in Ōtepoti/Dunedin on November 11th.

Submissions for Headland open tomorrow and will remain open until 19 February 2021! Check out their website for more details.

Writers! Applications for the 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship close this Friday, November 6th! Find out how to apply on their website.

For those in Wellington on Thursday (November 5), this promises to be a great reading at Unity Books, celebrating Karlo Mila’s book Goddess Muscle! Head along to Facebook to find out more.

The Grand Slam 2020 promises to be an incredible live poetry event. Check it out in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, November 7. More information can be found on Facebook.