We are thrilled to have some of the country's top writers judging this years awards and share brief bios of them below. Thank you so much to our judges without whom this competition could not take place. Professor Tom Brooking: Judge Non Fiction Book Tom has published seven sole author books, two co-authored books, and... Continue Reading →
In association with The NZ Heritage Book Awards and Creative NZ Writing Poetry with Kathleen Gallagher Writing Short Prose and Memoire with Jenny Haworth. Four sessions - $15 each or $50 for all four. Mondays 5-7pm - July 2, 9, 16, 13 WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch. Hone your skills and ensure your entry into... Continue Reading →
It is my great honour to announce the winners of the 2017 New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and Writing Competitions. On Wednesday evening, we held a cozy event at the gorgeous old Malthouse Theatre in Christchurch. Many of the shortlisted writers, along with others in the writing community and local NZ Society of Authors branch,... Continue Reading →
The Children's Literature Hub, an offshoot of the main NZSA Canterbury branch, meets one Saturday a month in the Sydenham Room of ChCh City Library South, at 66 Colombo Street. Now a well-established support group for all children's writers and illustrators, they have organised a series of guest speakers throughout 2017. After a New Year's... Continue Reading →
Well, we're nearly done folks. December looms with all its tinselly terror and this mad year is almost done. Good riddance, you may say. Fair enough. If 2016 were a book it would be 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' However... on the Canterbury Lit-Scene side of things, it's been a pretty great one. We began with a... Continue Reading →
Last Friday evening, at the lovely central city Scorpio Books, we had a wee soiree with truly some of the best people around. A big thank you to those who came and celebrated with us. Particularly our beloved judges and Christchurch's Mayor, Lianne Dalziel. And a big congratulations to all the shortlisted writers and publishers! Now,... Continue Reading →
A couple of weeks ago I leaked the names of four of our October Writing Workshop presenters in this blog post... and here come the rest! That's right, there's more... And did you hear that this whole shebang is free? Thanks to CreativeNZ, the Canterbury Society of Authors branch can put on this brilliant weekend without... Continue Reading →
This October, coming to a library near you (if you live in Christchurch South, anyway), New Zealand Society of Authors, in association with CreativeNZ, would like to present... FREE WRITING WORKSHOPS! That's right, we've got ourselves some funding. And we've got ourselves a jaw-dropping line-up of workshop presenters.