Congratulations to Rach Smith. Her story “How to make a necklace from a dead bird” has been nominated by Flash Frontier for the BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2017. Well done, Rach! You can read her story here at Flash Frontier the journal where you’ll find all the best short, short stories, and a great supporter of New Zealand flash. http://www.flash-frontier.com/november-2016-birds/
Congratulations to all our writers, those who entered our competitions and sent stories to journals and anthologies. Some of us collected many rejections and we will continue to do so because ALL WE WANT TO DO IS WRITE!
Here’s also a big congratulations to these following SIWA writers, who had books published this year. What wonderful creations they are. I personally recommend all of them — I’ve read most and have the rest on my bedside cabinet. They are terrific writers and I hope their books find their way into many stockings:
The Insides of Banana Skins by Jane Seaford (novel)
Dead is Dead by Jane Seaford (short stories)
I am Minerva by Karen Zelas (poetry)
Murder on the Maungatapu by Wayne Martin (narrative history)
The Boneman’s Wife by Celine Gibson (novel)
There’s something there for everyone so READ ON!
Here’s to 2017 and ANOTHER wonderful year of writing at South Island Writers’ Association. Come along and learn from the very best. We’d love to see you. You’re welcome.
Canterbury Poets Collective have a great lineup of local and national poets for the spring season of readings at Ara Polytech, Wed nights 6.30pm. Come along and enjoy!
Welcome in the spring with an evening of poetry, story and song. Many of our SIWA members will be reading 🙂
7pm Fri 9 Sept at the Hohepa Hall, Somerfield, Christchurch.
South Island Writers in conjunction with Airing Cupboard Woman Poets are holding “Poetic Licence” Open Mic once again in 2016 to celebrate National Poetry Day. Bring your poems to South Library August 19 6pm for a great evening of poetry.
We’re pleased to announce our patron, Karen Zelas, has a new collection of poetry being launched next month! Congratulations, Karen!
Please see the details below.
Congratulations to our SIWA stars reading at Flash in the Pan National Flash Fiction Day event. Sam Averis had two of his stories highly commended! Rachel Smith had two stories commended and Gail Ingram had one. Sue Kingham was longlisted. Lucy-Jane Walsh, Rata Ingram and Celine Gibson were the winners in the SIWA flash fiction competition with their fantastic stories. It was a terrific night out in Christchurch! Congrats to all the fabulous readers, and judges, especially Brindi Joy, who judged the SIWA comp and organised the event. And thanks to our SIWA supporters and friends for coming to listen!
You can see the results here.
Two new books out from our members in a week — we are so proud!
Wayne Martin’s “Murder on the Maungatapu” is being launched on Thurs 23 June 6-7.30 at Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford St. RSVP by Thurs 16 June to firstname.lastname@example.org
Awesome Wayne! We can’t wait to read this one either!
We are always proud of our writers achievements, and Celine has a novel out on Amazon, Kindle — awesome news! Well done and good luck, Celine!
Check it out on Amazon here.