Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Poetry at Christchurchs WORD Festival

WORD 2020 in Christchurch is a celebration of writers, books, thinks, talkers, journalists in Aotearoa. Honestly I havent dared look at the programme until today because I didnt want to jinx heading south to participate in this festival.

Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2020

University of Otago fellowships named

Award-winning novelist and West Coast newspaper reporter Becky Manawatu has been named as next years University of Otago Burns Fellow.

Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2020

Life of an artist

It is fitting a new book about Ralph Hotere shines light in darkness, sheds light about darkness and reveals the limits of light against darkness. Bruce Munro talks to acclaimed New Zealand writer Vincent OSullivan about the joys, insights and frustrations of writing a biographical portrait of his late friend,...

Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2020

Paul Sorrell's latest book Getting Closer is due for release February 2021.

Pre-order your copy now!

Posted: Tuesday October 20, 2020

Expressions of Interest: Mttuhi Foundation 2020 Literary Funding Grants

The Mttuhi Foundation wants to help shift the dial on the reach and engagement that NZ writers achieve with NZ readers. We do that by supporting innovative and expansive projects with seed funding of up to $5,000.

Posted: Monday October 19, 2020


Covid alert levels required the 2020 NZCYA judges to do things a little differently, but were hopeful our 2021 judges will be able to present their results in person at an awards ceremony in Wellington in August.

Posted: Wednesday October 14, 2020

Poet laureate's tenure extended after Hawke's Bay inauguration

David Eggleton was inaugurated as New Zealand's poet laureate at Matahiwi Marae near Clive on Saturday, with his tenure in the role being extended another year.

Posted: Wednesday October 14, 2020

NZ Bookshop Day is Saturday 17 October 2020

2020 will see us celebrate NZ Bookshop Day for the sixth time, drawing thousands of people into their local bookshops to buy books to celebrate their third place: their local bookshop.

Posted: Tuesday October 13, 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy Week

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards MIL for All.

Posted: Tuesday October 13, 2020

HONE TUWHARE The People's Poet

Posted: Tuesday October 13, 2020

Bilingual Mori literature journal launches in Te Reo heartland

This week the literary community celebrates the online launch of the new bilingual Mori literature journal Te Wh te hau o te whenua. Featuring poetry, short stories and essays in Te Reo Mori and English, the journal includes work from some of Aotearoas most talented Mori writers.

Posted: Monday October 12, 2020

Poet laureate, David Eggleton, has tenure extended due to Covid-19 disruption

New Zealands poet laureate, David Eggleton, will get more time to write and perform after Covid-19 compromised his two-year tenure as laureate.

Posted: Monday October 12, 2020

Prose Politics

Distinguished Otago Alumna Returning to tepoti for UBS Emerging Writer in Residence

Posted: Thursday October 8, 2020

Dunedin poets book translated

In an unusual twist, Taking My Jacket for a Walk, a recent book by Dunedin poet Peter Olds, has just stepped out in a Spanish translation.

Posted: Wednesday October 7, 2020

From bitterness to gratitude

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

Still reading: turning the pages for health and wellbeing in teens

This digital world has a few tricks. Its fast, lightning quick, bringing rewards with a few quick clicks. We skim and skip, casting for the tantalising bits. And if it aint got us hooked real quick, we give it the flick.

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

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