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 16 October 2018

    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

      100 Word Trigger

    ... comfort food ...


    Planning and Sharing

    1. Planning. Think about what workshops and cometitions you would like in 2019. Suggestions for tutors and judges too please.

    2. Share your Work. Bring along one page of your writing to read and share with members. Also bring 10 printed copies to distribute to fellow members if you would like feedback.

    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 ...


    Results of the Story written in Letters with Keitha Smith. Reading form the winning entries and others if time.

  • Tuesday 20 November 2018
    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 2018
    • Announcement of winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence Poems with Stu Bagby followed by readings from the winning sequence.
    • Performance of this years winning play, 'Uncle Dick's Dream', written by Leonie Couper .

    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.