IWW Calendar

International Writers' Workshop NZ International Writers' Workshop NZ Inc

Auckland, New Zealand

The Workshops

The Workshop meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from February to November.

We meet in the downstairs Lindisfarne Room at St Aidans Church, 97 Onewa Road, Northcote. The car park entrance is via Woodside Ave (opp. no. 3). Click here for map.

The doors open at from 10 am for members to mix and mingle prior to the meeting or to check out our library books. Click here to download our library catalogue. Tea and coffee available. You are welcome to bring biscuits or a gold coin appreciated.

The Workshop starts at 10.30 am sharp and continues through to 12.30 pm.

First up is the readings of the day's 100-word trigger. The 'trigger' word(s) will be supplied prior to the meeting. Your challenge is to use the word(s) in no more than 100 words total - or exactly 100 words for an even greater challenge.

This is followed by a workshop with an IWW member or a guest tutor, or the results of an IWW competition followed by readings.

Socialising and informal peer groups may continue for a short time after the meeting.

Prospective members may attend two meetings before making the commitment to join the Workshop. At workshops with guest tutors a $10 door fee for visitors applies (and will go towards membership fees if deciding to join at end of first or second meeting). Due to the popularity of some of our workshops and space constraints at our venue, some meetings may be 'Members Only'. These will be advertised as such on the website.
 


Upcoming Workshops

  • Tuesday 20 February 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      Our first meeting of 2018 - there is no meeting on the 6th February due to it being Waitangi Day.

    Trigger for Today

    '... passport ...'

    Use this word in a piece of writing to read at the meeting. No more than 100 words - or write exactly 100 words (excluding title) for an even greater challenge.

    Get your trigger finger ready and come prepared because as well as reading your 'passport' trigger, each member attending will be asked to contribute:

    • a one word trigger
    • a phrase or clause suitable for a trigger

    The most fun, suitable, relevant or just plain zany will be incorporated into our 2018 programme.

    Workshop for Today

    'Exploring the Episteme' - an interactive workshop with Barbara Hawthorn.

    It's about not writing what we already know and while very important in poetry applies to all forms of writing.

  • Tuesday 6 March 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
    Visitors $10.
     
      Trigger for Today

    check back after our Feb 20 workshop

    Workshop for Today

    Play Writing and Dialogue Workshop 1 with Colin Beardon

    Colin is President of the Playwrights Association of New Zealand. His workshops will work towards a 7 to 10 minute (maximum) play with open theme and number of characters optional.

    The first interactive workshop will include:
    • How to spark ideas off
    • How to attack the idea
    • How to lay out the play on paper
    • Exercises

    This is the first of two workshops and an excellent opportunity for not just writing plays, but for sparking ideas and workshopping dialogue.

    Competition Due Today

    Five in 500 Short Story Fiction judged by Jenny Sturm. Results on 3 April.

    You must use these five words in your 500 word story:

    trust * epiphany * disturbing * development * relief

    Open to paid up members for 2018 only. Entries to be posted to IWW at PO Box 36652, Northcote, Auckland 0748 to arrive by the morning of the workshop when the PO Box will be cleared, or bring in person to the meeting.
    Rules: Click here
    Cover Sheet: Click here


  • Tuesday 20 March 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
    Visitors $10.
     
      Trigger for Today

    check back after our Feb 20 workshop

    Workshop for Today

    Play Writing and Dialogue Workshop 2 with Colin Beardon

    Colin is President of the Playwrights Association of New Zealand. This is the second of two workshops working towards a 7 to 10 minute(maximum) play with open theme and number of characters optional. This workshop will look at some of the ideas members have worked on and Colin will give tips and suggestions.


  • Tuesday 3 April 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      Trigger for Today

    check back after our Feb 20 workshop

    Workshop for Today

    Results of the Five in 500 Short Story Fiction with Jenny Sturm.