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2016 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Events

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Book Council

From seasoned poets to total newbies to the simply-a-bit-curious, participants in the 19th Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2016 — on Friday, 26 August — have the opportunity to be touched by the magic and excitement of poetry, to get ... More >>

The Great Kiwi Classic Returns – with a Twist

Friday, 18 March 2016, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Launched in 2014 by the New Zealand Book Council and Auckland Writers Festival , the Great Kiwi Classic initiative is an annual opportunity for readers of all ages and interests to celebrate our most treasured books and writers. More >>

Expert Team to Judge the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:18 am | New Zealand Book Council

Expert Team to Judge the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children And Young Adults More >>

Celebrated Pasifika writer new patron for the NZBC

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council is thrilled to announce esteemed writer Albert Wendt ONZ, CNZM as our new patron. More >>

Reading charity brings kiwi writers to Otahuhu schools

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council has been running the Writers in Schools programme for over 40 years. In that time, they’ve brought New Zealand writers and illustrators to one million students at over 10,000 events More >>

True Stories Told Live – Waiting

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Let our master storytellers entertain and inspire you at the New Zealand Book Council’s cabaret-style storytelling event, True Stories Told Live. More >>

Top New Zealand writers inspire students in Christchurch

Monday, 14 September 2015, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Imagine spending four hours picking the brains of some of New Zealand’s best poets, authors, illustrators, journalists and playwrights to inspire and develop your own writing skills. More >>

Decision to place an interim ban on Into the River alarming

Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council is dedicated to encouraging a vibrant reading culture in New Zealand. We are therefore alarmed by the Film and Literature Board of Review’s decision to issue an interim restriction order for access to Into the River by Ted ... More >>

Kiwi charity connects rural Northland schools

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:18 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council, the country’s leading charity connecting NZ writers with kiwi kids, is touring acclaimed children’s poet Paula Green around six rural Northland schools from 20th–24th July. This includes three low decile schools: ... More >>

Charity sponsors creative workshops for young writers

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 11:04 am | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council is proud to support KidsFest 2015 by sponsoring four creative workshops for children aged 8–13, which will be delivered by WORD Christchurch this July. More >>

Kiwi Charity Recognised in International Awards

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Last week Cannes Lions , the world's biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry, recognised and awarded this year’s most exciting creative ideas across 16 categories, covering everything from ... More >>

NZ Writers inspire young talent in Tauranga

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 11:28 am | New Zealand Book Council

On Tuesday 9th of June, the Tauranga City Libraries will be hosting the New Zealand Book Council’s national Speed Date an Author programme. It is the Tauranga debut of the acclaimed literary event and it is being held at the Baycourt Community and ... More >>

New Zealand Book Council podcast series

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council is enhancing its support of the country’s reading and writing culture with a new monthly podcast. More >>

Owls Do Cry announced as the 2015 Great Kiwi Classic book

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council and the Auckland Writers Festival are pleased to announce this year’s Great Kiwi Classic is Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame. More >>

An evening with Andrea di Robilant in Wellington

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 5:00 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Join Italian historian and author Andrea di Robilant as he talks about his fascinating book Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside in Wellington on February 26. More >>

Nominate your Great Kiwi Classic

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The hunt for the Great Kiwi Classic returns in 2015 and New Zealand readers nationwide are invited to join our celebration of iconic Kiwi books by nominating their favourites. More >>

Stellar writers spin true stories at LitCrawl event in Wgtn

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Writers Nicky Hager, Mandy Hager, Phillip Mann, Lotta Dann, Danyl Mclauchlan and Paul Diamond are the stellar line-up at the New Zealand Book Council’s True Stories Told Live event on 15 November in Wellington. More >>

Graphic novelist and comic artist exchange

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Book Council

Six graphic novelists will participate in the first residential exchange between Taiwan and New Zealand courtesy of a joint initiative between the Publishers Association of New Zealand, the Taipei Book Fair Foundation and the New Zealand Book Council. More >>

Eleanor Catton to judge new literary translation prize

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Book Council

New Zealand’s leading national reading charity, the New Zealand Book Council, is pleased to announce the inaugural Moving Words prize – a literary translation prize for New Zealand secondary schools. The prize has been developed by the New Zealand ... More >>

Explore the legacy of WWI writing with literary experts

Monday, 11 August 2014, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Book Council

The New Zealand Book Council, with support from Victoria University of Wellington, will explore the legacy of WWI literature in the World War One Book Club. This is an opportunity to hear experts and enthusiasts discuss and dissect favourite writings ... More >>

 

 

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