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 5 June 2018
    Workshop Meeting

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

    flabbergasted

    Workshop for Today

    Short Story Fiction Workshop with Gina Cole.
    Gina, a University of Auckland Masters of Creative Writing graduate, had her first book, Black Ice, published in 2016. Her short story writing has also appeared in many publications. Find out more here.

    Gina has supplied this paragraph to be used in the 2000-word short story fiction competition that she will judge. It can be used anywhere in the story (beginning, middle, end) but must be used in its entirety.

    "The turquoise water drifted past, so bright and perfect it looked like a cartoon. Sticks and debris floated on the current. I imagined it carrying me away too, out into the Pacific."

    Competition Due Today

    Opinion Piece (600-1000 words) on an Issue of the Day. Judge Greg Bruce. Results on 3 July.

    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 19 June 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      Trigger for Today

    ... overripe and underdone ...

    Workshop for Today

    Results of the Haikua and Tanka competition judged by Johanna Emeny.


  • Tuesday 3 July 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      Trigger for Today

    coupe de foudre

    Workshop for Today

    Results of the Opinion Piece competition with judge Greg Bruce.


  • Tuesday 17 July 2018
    Workshop Meeting

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

    ... Psalm #91 ...

    Workshop for Today

    Exploring Poetry with Yvonne Walus.
    We know Yvonne as a crime and romance novelist but she has also been a poet since the age of 4 and has a number of poetry books to her prolific writing credit.

    Competition Due Today

    Short Story Fiction (up to 2000 words) to include the supplied paragraph, which you will find on the competitions page. Judge: Gina Cole. Results on 7 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 7 August 2018
    Workshop Meeting

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.
     
      Trigger for Today

    ... blink ...

    Workshop for Today

    Results of the Short Story Fiction with Gina Cole.


    Competition Due Today

    Poetry - one long and one short. 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.
     
      Trigger for Today

    ... like quicksilver ...

    Workshop for Today

    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 - starting at 10.30am

    Venue: Lindisfarne Room, St Aidans.

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

      Trigger for Today

    ... turn again ...

    Workshop for Today

    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