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 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 are available from 10.15 am. You are welcome to bring biscuits or a gold coin would be 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

The workshops of the 2020 programme are listed below.
  • Tuesday 20 October 2020

    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

      Trigger for Today



    Results of the Flash Fiction Competition with Anita Arlov.

  • Tuesday 3 November 2020

    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

      Trigger for Today


    Planning workshop for 2020

    Planning and Sharing

    1. Planning. Think about what workshops and competitions you would like in 2021. Suggestions for tutors and judges too please.

    2. Share your Work. Details to follow.

  • Tuesday 17 November 2020
    Prize giving and End of Year Function

    Venue: St Aidans Church - upstairs in the Church, 97 Onewa Road, Northcote.
    Visitors: $10

    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 2020
    • Announcement of winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence Poems with Siobhan Harvey followed by readings from the winning sequence.
    • Performance of the winning play from the Play-writing competition Text or Subtext by John Leyland

    12.30 pm approx. Lunch

    Members: no charge but please 'bring a plate' of fingerfood suitable for this luncheon occasion - either savouy or sweet.
    Non-members: $10.

    To assist with set up and catering and to ensure there is a pretty name badge for you, please RSVP to by 10 November or in person at the 3 November meeting.