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 have moved !!!!! From September 2017 we are meeting in the downstairs Lindisfarne Room at St Aidans Church, 97 Onewa Road, Northcote, in September. Car entrance is via Woodside Ave.
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. Gold coin appreciated.

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

Socialising and informal peer groups may continue for a short time afterwards.

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 7th November 2017
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
    10 am:  Doors open to mix and mingle with fellow IWW writers. Tea and coffee available – members feel free to bring a packet of biscuits or a gold coin is appreciated. Visitors $10.
    10.30 am: Trigger / Exercise for today
    '... hand ...'

    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. Please record the number of words used.

    Workshop for Today

    We are delighted that vivacious Patti Clark will join IWW today to share her publishing journey. Hers is an inspirational story. She wants the workshop to be more of a discussion than a lecture. Not to be missed.
    Patti is the author of This Way Up and while she will not be pitching her book, she will have copies for sale at $10 each. Check it out on thiswayupbook.com.

    12.30 pm:  End of Meeting

  • Tuesday 21st 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 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence Poems with judge Robert Sullivan followed by readings from the winning sequence.
    • Something else night happen here - entertainment, a play.

    12.30 pm approx. Lunch

    Members: no charge but please 'bring a plate' of fingerfood suitable for this luncheon occasion. A clip board to indicate whether you are bringing sweet or savoury will be circulated at the November 1st meeting.
    Non-members: $10.

    To assist with set up and catering, please RSVP to iww-writers@outlook.com by November 15th or in person at the November 7th meeting.