Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Writers - apply now be mentored...........
13 December 2016
Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet, playwright
or graphic novelist.
The New Zealand
Society of Authors Mentor Programme for 2017 seeks applications from writers
and comic / graphic novelists looking for professional development, a safe
space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models,
accountability and substantive feedback.
This year, as part of our commitment to Creative New Zealand, we have again
tagged 3 mentorships for emerging writers identifying as Maori, Pacifika, and
The writers and creators who gained mentorships in 2016 polished and refined
their skills under talented mentors such as award-winning poet Elizabeth
Smither, freelance publishing consultant, editor and manuscript assessor Geoff
Walker and NZ independent comic creator Robyn E Kenealy.
The NZSA Mentor Programme has an impressive register of writing and comic /
graphic novel mentors listed for 2017. Keep an eye on our website as we add more names over the
The NZSA Mentor Programme is open for applications until 5pm,
3 February 2017. To find out terms and conditions and how
to apply visit authors.org.nz.
This Mentorship Programme is possible thanks to funding from Creative New