Southland District Libraries’ collections include a wide range of writing resources – you can find some of them on our library catalogue.
The Academy of New Zealand Literature
The Academy of New Zealand Literature is a writer-led initiative that aims to sustain active writing practitioners. It connects its community of writers to residencies, festivals, academic networks, and other opportunities; and promotes the diverse strands and vibrant voices of our contemporary fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. On the ANZL website you’ll find in-depth features, interviews, conversations, and news, as well as member profiles and bibliographies.
Read NZ Te Pou Muramura
Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council) aims to promote books and reading in New Zealand. In support of this aim Read NZ runs a range of programmes, including the highly regarded Writers in Schools programme, which involves more than 40,000 children every year.
Read NZ's website includes a directory of national organisations, awards, festivals, writers’ residencies, writers’ grants, literary magazines & journals, and writing courses. The ‘Writers Files’ provides the most comprehensive collection of information about New Zealand writers available online.
The New Zealand Poetry Electronic Centre
The New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) is a project based at the University of Auckland to set up an electronic gateway to poetry resources in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific region. It aims to coordinate existing archival and publishing information, and to present some full-text electronic publication of poetry and commentary in consultation with authors and their publishers. nzepc also promotes live poetry events as and when resources permit and is committed to extending and documenting locations for poetry in the digital environment and its real-world counterpart.
The New Zealand Poetry Society
The New Zealand Poetry Society supports and promotes poets and poetry in New Zealand. The Poetry Society organises and runs events for poets and poetry lovers, offers publication advice, and provides a poetry critique and advisory service. The Poetry Society also runs the prestigious NZPS Poetry Competition and publishes an annual anthology featuring the best poetry competition entries of the year. The Poetry Society’s quarterly magazine, a fine line, includes feature articles, book reviews, regional reports, letters, new poetry, and more.