Email digest: Tuesday 13 August 2013

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Events
National Poetry Day 2013 events, Friday 16 August
Inequality editor Max Rashbrooke will be speaking tonight in Tauranga, 7pm at the Wesley Centre, 100 13th Avenue
Due to illness, the Vic Books poetry event that was happening tomorrow has been cancelled.

Join Dylan Horrocks, Chris Ranapia and Karen Craig to discuss censorship in literature, 6pm tonight, 6 Upper Queen St

Book News
Paul Jennings & Andrew Weldon discuss their great new series of books
Awa Press’s NZ food memoir still topping the list in Amazon’s ebook store after two and a half months.
The Root: Author Kyra Davis: The Next ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?
Congratulations to Helen Lowe

Awards News
#nzpba Have you put your People’s Choice vote in for the Book Awards yet? Put in to win $1000 of book tokens…
#nzpba Enter our comp and win a copy of Steve Braunias’s finalist book Civilisation

From around the internet
Since it was Enid Blyton’s birthday on 11 August, it’s time for a special flashback: Secret Seven through the years!

Can you guess which author has topped Forbes list of the highest-earning authors in 2013?

On the need to create personal connections between writers and publishers, to inspire readers

Which writer once redesigned their new house to match their old one so their cat wouldn’t feel out of place?

The words that mean the most to writer Al Kennedy

A nice wee editorial about the talented authors in the Hawkes Bay

Check out today’s Tuesday poems here 

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