And the Award goes to…

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 →

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Spring has Sprung… with Scribes

The scribblers are about to land! The wordsmiths, the storytellers, the poets, playwrights and publishers, they're coming to town and, like Santa Claus, bring gifts, and hope, and an excellent excuse to get together with people you love. That is, all you writers in and around Canterbury. Yes, the lot of you. Even the weird... Continue Reading →

Shiny Shiny Shortlists!

Today's the day! At last, we can announce the finalists of the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and Writing Competitions. Shiny! Where to begin...? Poetry, Novel, Non-Fiction or Short Prose? Hm... Okay, here goes, pulling it out of the hat, totally random... let's start with... Non Fiction Books! The shortlisted titles are... Tuai: Traveller in... Continue Reading →

The Superheroes of the Short Form

Here we go, Folks. I know you've been scribbling away. Genius first drafts which transform, overnight, into steaming piles of... self-doubt. That's what that smell is. But a couple of days later it's cooled off, and so have you, and you see what those humble little words could be.

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