International Writers' Workshop NZ International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

Auckland, New Zealand


Writers' Workshop

The International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc (IWW) was formed in 1976 by Barbara B Whyte, noted New Zealand Poet and Writer. In 2016 we celebrated our 40th jubliee year.

Meetings

The Workshop meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from February to November at Northcote on Auckland's North Shore. More ...

News

November 2017: The 2017 winners of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems, judged by Robert Sullivan,have been announced. Congratulations to winner Janet Newman and runner-up Anne Hollier Ruddy. Read the Press Release here

Sept 2017: We have moved! IWW now meets in the downstairs Lindisfarne Room at St Aidans Church, 97 Onewa Road, Northcote. Access to the car park is from Woodside Ave. Click here for maps.

June 2017: We are moving to the downstairs Lindisfarne Room at St Aidans Church, 97 Onewa Road, Northcote, from our September 5 meeting. Access to the car park is from Woodside Ave. Click here for maps.

March 2017: We are delighted to announced Robert Sullivan is judge for The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2017 with a $1000 prize to the winner this year. Read the Press Release here

January 2017: Publicity for IWW in the North Shore Times. www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/88451956/north-shorebased-writing-group-celebrates-40-years-with-historical-book-release

December 2016: Those be Rubies - The History of the International Writers Workshop NZ Inc 1976 - 2016, has just been published. This meticulously researched chronicle of triumphs and challenges is a cornucopia of history, recollections and anecdotes. $35 a copy with discounts for IWW members. More ...

Subscriptions

Our subscription period is the calendar year and the annual subscription for 2018 is $50, discounted by $20 if you receive your newsletter by email. A one-off $10 joining fee applies. For new members the subscription may reduce after the last monthly competition of the year is due.
Click here to find out more about joining.
Click here if you are already a member and wish to renew.

Competitions

IWW runs a number of competitions for members throughout the year across the fiction, non-fiction and poetry. More ...

Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems

IWW has been honoured to run the Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems since 2009. The prize has been made possible by a bequest from the Jocelyn Grattan Charitable Trust. The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems is open to current and honorary members of IWW. New members are welcome although to become eligible to enter this competition, applications for membership must be received by the third Tuesday in June. More ...

Publications

Those be Rubies - Celebrating forty years of IWW 1976-2016
This meticulously researched chronicle of triumphs and challenges is a cornucopia of history, recollections and anecdotes. Published November 2016. Click here for more information.

Previous publications include

Beyond the Persimmon Tree - fiction, non-fiction and poetry from members of the International Writers' Workshop, published November 2010 - available to buy here.
The Word for Food - Recipes and Anecdotes from members of the International Writers’ Workshop and others, published in 2008
Evolving Ideas - an anthology of member's work published in 1997
Seeds on a Summer Wind - an anthology of member's work published in 1991
Silent Symphony - an anthology of poetry published in 1982

Forms

For Membership Applications, Membership Renewals, Rules, Cover Sheets and more, click here.