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NZSA President of Honour 2020 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture - Paula Morris

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The MacLaurin Chapel

18 Princes Street

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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NZSA President of Honour 2020 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture by Paula Morris & presentation of the CLNZ 2020 writers grants and awards.

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Each year the NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa elects a President of Honour, who is tasked with delivering the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture - an update and commentary of the current literary and book industry scene in Aotearoa New Zealand.

At this event, CLNZ will announce the 2020 Copyright Licensing NZ writers grants and awards, presented by CLNZ CE Paula Browning.

The speakers will be introduced by 2019-2021 NZSA President, Mandy Hager.

Paula Morris, Associate Professor, MNZM (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whatua) was born in Auckland in 1965. She is the award-winning author of short stories, essays and novels, including Queen of Beauty (Penguin 2002), Rangatira (Penguin 2011) and False River (Penguin 2017). A collaboration with photographer Haru Sameshima on Robin Hyde will be published by Massey University Press in 2020. She is also the co-editor of two forthcoming anthologies: Ko Aotearoa Tātou (Otago UP) and New Asian Voices (Auckland UP). Paula convenes the Master of Creative Writing programme at the University of Auckland

 Paula sits on the Māori Literature Trust, the Mātātuhi Foundation, and NZ Book Awards Trust, where she chairs the Ockham NZ Book Award committee; she is also a former trustee of the Michael King Writers Centre and one of the foundation board members of The Coalition for Books.  She is the founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature (www.anzliterature.com) and The Three Lamps (T3L) literary journal.

 Appointed an MZNM in the 2019 New Year Honours, she has appeared in festivals in New Zealand, Australia, China, India, South Africa, Europe, the UK, Canada, and the US, and been awarded a number of prestigious international residencies, including Bellagio (the Rockefeller Foundation), Passa Porta in Brussels, the Brecht House residency in Denmark, and the International Writers and Translators residency in Latvia. In 2019 she was the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow.

Paula Browning has been CE of CLNZ for 10 years and each year they award 4 writers research grants and an overall Writers Award. The 2020 recipients will be announced at this event.

NZSA President 2019-2021 is Kapiti-based Mandy Hager, and she will introduce the event.

Looking forward to seeing you all. www.authors.org.nz

6.30 for 7pm.

 

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