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

Click here for a PDF summary of the 2018 programme.
  • Tuesday 7 August 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      100 Word Trigger

    ... blink ...

    Workshop

    Results of the Short Story Fiction with Gina Cole.

    Competition Due Today

    Poetry - one short (maximum 12 lines) and one long (13+ lines). Judge: Yvonne Walus. Results on 21 August.

    Hand in at the meeting or post to IWW at PO Box 36652, Northcote, Auckland 0748 to arrive by the morning of the workshop when the PO Box will be cleared. We have no facilities for email or online entries at this stage.
    Rules: Click here
    Cover Sheet: Click here



  • Tuesday 21 August 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      100 Word Trigger

    ... like quicksilver ...

    Workshop

    Results of the Poetry Competition with Yvonne Walus followed by poetry readings from the competition. You are also welcome to bring along a favourite poem to read.
    This is IWW's nod to National Poetry Day.


  • Tuesday 4 September 2018
    Annual General Meeting and Workshop

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

      Annual General Meeting - starting at 10.30am

      Matters to be dealt with include:
      • Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting
      • Presentation of Annual Reports and accounts
      • Election of officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Competition Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster.
      • The setting of the annual subscription.
      • Other business that has been sent to the secretary as a remit (in writing) by the 14 August 2018 – the remit form will be included with your August newsletter but is also available to download from the Forms page.


      This will be followed by a shortened workshop meeting as follows ...

        100 Word Trigger

      ... turn again ...

      Workshop

      Members' book and film reviews as detailed in the newsletter.

      Competition Due Today

      Memory Story (800-1200 words). Judge: Maria de Jong. Results on 2 October.
      This is for a true personal memory of the writer.

      Hand in at the meeting or post to IWW at PO Box 36652, Northcote, Auckland 0748 to arrive by the morning of the workshop when the PO Box will be cleared. We have no facilities for email or online entries at this stage.
      Rules: Click here
      Cover Sheet: Click here



    • Tuesday 18 September 2018

      Workshop Meeting

      Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
      Visitors $10.
       
        100 Word Trigger

      ... what no one told me ...

      Workshop

      Writing a Story in Letters with Keitha Smith.
      The art of writing letters is not lost even though writing with pen on paper has been largely replaced with digital mediums. However the sentiment is often the same. Traditionally letters are answered but not always and digital mediums allow the same letter to be sent to more than one person. Keitha will explore the possibilities to get the story across. Popular books written in letters include The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Daddy-Long-Legs.


    • Tuesday 2 October 2018

      Workshop Meeting

      Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

        100 Word Trigger

      ... ambitious ...

      Workshop

      Results of the Memory Story with Maria de Jong

      Competition Due Today

      The IWW Prize for a Sequence of Poems in Honour of Kathleen Grattan. Judge Stu Bagby. Results on 20 November.

      This is our most prestigious competition and a unique set of rules apply.  Please read carefully.

      IWW Prize for a Sequence of Poems rules: Click here
      Two copies of the poem sequence are required and each entry must have the IWW Prize Cover Sheet attached to it. : Click here

      Entries to be posted to IWW at PO Box 36652, Northcote, Auckland 0748 to arrive by the morning of 2 October when the PO Box will be cleared, or bring in person to the meeting. Email entries will not be accepted so please post in plenty of time.


    • Tuesday 16 October 2018

      Workshop Meeting

      Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

        100 Word Trigger

      ... comfort food ...

      Workshop

      Members Workshop Day - more details later.

      Competition Due Today

      A Story written in Letters (up to 3000 words). Judge: Keitha Smith. Results on 6 November.

      Hand in at the meeting or post to IWW at PO Box 36652, Northcote, Auckland 0748 to arrive by the morning of the workshop when the PO Box will be cleared. We have no facilities for email or online entries at this stage.
      Rules: Click here
      Cover Sheet: Click here



    • Tuesday 6 November 2018

      Workshop Meeting

      Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

        100 Word Trigger

      ... cosmos ...

      Workshop

      Results of the Story written in Letters with Keitha Smith. Reading form the winning entries and others if time.
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    • Tuesday 20 November 2017
      Prize giving and End of Year Function

      Venue: St Aidans Church - upstairs in the Church, 97 Onewa Road, Northcote.

       
      10 am Volunteers set up and decorate the Church.
       
      11 am Light refreshments, mix and mingle
      Enjoy the chance to meet other members, writers, presenters, judges and competition winners.

      Published authors' book display and sales
      If you have published a book and would like to display and/or sell it on a 'pride of publishing' table, please bring along some copies. Members please bring cash if you think you might like to buy a book.

       
      11.30 am Start of formalities
       
      • President's welcome
      • Pride of Publishing Authors introduce their books
      • Presentation of Certificates and Trophies for 2017
      • Announcement of winner of The IWW Prize for a Sequence Poems in Honour of Kathleen Grattan with Stu Bagby followed by readings from the winning sequence.
      • Performance of this years winning play.

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      12.30 pm approx. Lunch

      Members: no charge but please 'bring a plate' of fingerfood suitable for this luncheon occasion. A clipboard to indicate whether you are bringing sweet or savoury will be circulated at two prior meetings.
      Non-members: $10.

      To assist with set up and catering, please RSVP to iww-writers@outlook.com by 14 November or in person at the 6 November meeting.