Archive for March, 2011

Got some poetry-writing teens in your house? Ge them into this! Enter the 2011 National Schools Poetry Award by 15 June! After a year’s hiatus, the Award is back, thanks to the support of Creative New Zealand. The Award will be announced on 22 July, 2011 with a masterclass for the winner and runners up […]


Thanks to all who joined us for our Kiwiana-themed open mic night. Our readers showed that there are many ways to express the New Zealand identity – yes, it’s much more than sheep and tussocks and beetroot on your burger. There was a fair bit of James K Baxter bandied about, but that’s always a […]


It’s time for our next Open Mic night, and, in honour of New Zealand Book Month, we’re having a KIWIANA theme. Yes, bust out your stubbies, crack an L & P, and write us something about godzone. Not feeling inspired? No problem – bring your favourite NZ poem and share it with us. For a […]


A fund for the relief of Booksellers in earthquake devastated Christchurch has been established by Booksellers NZ. Chairman Hamish Wright advises that a number of members had approached the Association asking how they might be able to help their fellow booksellers in Christchurch, most of whose businesses are closed because of the damage caused by […]