Turning the Page: NZSA AGM and Development Weekend

May 25 – 26 2018

A chance to meet other members, take part in shaping the direction of NZSA for the year ahead and participate in stimulating and informative workshops, presentations and panel discussions. Hosted this year in Auckland there are a range of events for all.


Friday May 25, 6-8.30pm
Venue: AUT Master of Creative Writing Room, 1211, Floor 12, AUT Building Cnr Wakefield and Queen Sts

Wine and nibbles provided. The 2018 Graeme Lay Short Story Competition winner will also be announced. To include a welcome from NZSA President, Siobhan Harvey, and guest speaker, publisher Nicola Legat.

Saturday May 26, 10am – 12noon
2018 Annual General Meeting
Venue: Ellen Melville Centre, High St, Central Auckland

Saturday 26 May, 1pm – 5pm
Writers Development Opportunities
Venue: Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland City
Cost: $20 per session or $50 to attend three
All workshops have restricted numbers so register early to avoid disappointment

Enjoy an afternoon of stimulating and informative workshops, presentations and panel discussions. With the choice of nine events over three time slots there is much to inspire, encourage and challenge.


These development opportunities are open to anyone with a passion for writing, regardless of your skill or experience. Non-NZSA members are welcome to attend this section of the weekend so please spread the word among your writing groups and friends.

Saturday 26 May, 7pm for 7.30pm
The AGM Gala Dinner
Venue: Wine Chambers, Shortland St.
Cost: $75
Restricted to 60 diners – register early to avoid disappointment

UPDATE 25/05/18: Dinner registrations have now closed.

Taking place in this high quality restaurant in one of Auckland’s historic building, there is a set three course menu (with vegetarian and vegan options) and a complimentary glass of wine for all diners.
NZSA President of Honour, Bernard Brown will MC and noted satirist, writer, columnist and publisher, Steve Braunias, will be the guest speaker.  Courtney Sina Meredith will read poetry between courses.  A literary evening not to be missed.

Take part in Turning the Page: NZSA AGM and Development Weekend; meet other writers, hear from experts in their fields and leave renewed in your craft.