This Blog Fest is a collaborative web initiative in anticipation of the Frankfurt Bookfair in October, where New Zealand is the Guest of Honour.

In these pages we’re highlighting Kiwi and German writers in 2012 and creating a space for interested readers and bloggers to connect and share related posts. If you are a Kiwi or German living anywhere in the world, or if you are from somewhere else but have settled in New Zealand or Germany, we want to hear from you.

This blog fest is a celebration across geographic and temporal boundaries and an ongoing conversation. From Kiel to Kaitaia: please join us! Here you’ll find:

Weekly Highlights

In a weekly countdown to the Bookfair, we feature an eclectic mix of writing and experience in different formats: from poetry to video to short story.
Browse the weekly highlights


Monthly Blog Carnival

A collaborative cyber journal that features entries from artists and writers from places as diverse as Berlin and Hokianga. The first edition is now online:
Blog Carnival #1: CROSSINGS



A feature author and interview series with published writers and writers just getting started. The first feature is leading from the past to the now:
Once upon a time in Aotearoa – Translating Maori Myths


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