Northland Creative Writing News

FLASH FICTION – There are two flash clubs being run at the moment by Martin Porter at Whangarei Library (
POETRY – A crew of hard-working local poets have been featured in Scene magazine (
– Poets are invited to Kerikeri for the poetry night on April 4 run by Ellen Rhodes and Vivian Thonger – see @Kerikeriopenmicpoetry on Facebook (
Fast Fibres Poetry Five is calling for poetry submissions. Poets with a strong connection to Northland are invited to submit three poems, each no longer than 20 lines. Please include a two-line biographical statement. Deadline: June 15. Email:
AWARD NOMINEES- Ngapuhi poet Briar Wood has made the shortlist of the Ockham NZ Book Awards for her poetry collection Rāwāhi. Also, Annaleese Jochems from Maramaku has been shortlisted for her novel Baby.
NEW WEBSITE – Creative Junction magazine will on April 6 launch ‘Northlanders,’ a website dedicated to positive current affairs stories from the region. This will be merged with Creative Junction (

Author: Michael Botur

NZ writer

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