Email digest: Wed 5 June 2013

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This Friday the Young Book Lovers Club starts in Wellington at The Children’s Bookshop. Details here

There’s a poetry conference being held in Hawke’s Bay on 1-3 November and they’re seeking registrations

Book news
The Commonwealth Book Prize goes to.. 

Note to Colenso’s father found in first NZ-produced book

Bookshop news
Vic Books are pleased as punch to announce that they have been Conscious Consumers accredited and have been awarded the… 

Book review
Cooked by Michael Pollan 

Twitter people say…
Finalising launch speech for Elizabeth Knox’s Mortal Fire launch tomorrow! Come y’all – Unity Books is warm, there’s wine and a great book.

What I hate most about Twitter: finishing a good tweet, having -1 characters left, and then having to decide which grammar crime to commit.

From around the internet
Joyce Carol Oates: “If You Wish To Be A Writer, Have Sex With Someone Who Works In Publishing” – The Onion (contains swear words)

Elizabeth Knox says: My guest blog for  with thoughts on the settings of fantasy books 

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