Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The NZ Book Council is launching a new website in Feb!

Sneak peek of the new site:

  • Say hello to our new literary hub The Reading Room, your A-Z of lively written, audio and video content on New Zealand books and writers. Alongside original NZBC content, enjoy the latest reviews, commentary, interviews and book recommendations on the web, handpicked by the Book Council team.
  • Our NZ Book Scene hub is a guide to the NZ literary sector. Browse our directories of national organisations, awards, festivals, residencies, grants, magazines, journals and writing courses, and stay up-to-date with the latest industry news with our NZ Book Scene news blog.
  • Our NZ Literary Events calendar - whether it’s a festival, book launch, poetry reading or live storytelling event, never miss a book event in your community again. The brilliant part about this calendar is that any person or organisation can add an event!
  • Our unique online biographies of more than 600 New Zealand writers - revamped and rewritten - is the most comprehensive collection of information about Kiwi writers and illustrators on the web.
  • Our School Library blog features reviews by our member school librarians of the latest New Zealand books for children and young adults.
  • Our NZBC Stories section keeps you in-the-know with latest NZBC news. Read about all the cool things we get up to every month - including our Ōtāhuhu schools community project, latest reading campaigns, and new book partnerships and initiatives.


There will also be full information about our programmes and advocacy work:
  • Our highly regarded Writers in Schools programme involves more than 40,000 children each year. We connect writers with young readers from the inner city to remote rural classrooms.
  • Our research provides new strategies for increasing the number of lifelong readers for pleasure, and for encouraging greater consumption of New Zealand books.
  • Our annual NZBC Lecture provides an opportunity for one of our country’s leading writers to discuss an aspect of literature close to their heart.
  • Our travelling author programme Words on Wheels enables readers in all corners of the country to meet New Zealand writers.
  • Our True Stories Told Live storytelling events bring writers, artists, musicians and other creatives to Kiwi audiences around the country.

Also be sure to check out our 2016/2017 Aotearoa Summer Reads campaign.

Our new website will help us champion literary endeavours around the country, and we can’t wait for you to see it!

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