Christmas Auction and Graeme Lay Short Story Competition Announcement!

Friday 6 December at 6.15 pm

Christmas Auction and Graeme Lay Short Story Competition Announcement

On 6 December the Auckland Branch will be holding our end of year event with our famous fundraising auction!  There will be some amazing marquee items to bid on and lots of fun ones too. An email will be sent out closer to the date highlighting some of the auction items and how you can be involved.This year we are delighted to confirm Rosetta Allan as our auctioneer:

Rosetta is a writer of prose who spent her formative writing years developing strengths in the area of poetry – writing, performing, and supporting poetry events in her hometown of Auckland.  Rosetta’s work is widely anthologised, and she has published two volumes of poetry: ‘Little Rock’, and ‘Over Lunch’. Her first novel, ‘Purgatory’, was published by Penguin Books in 2014. Her second novel ‘The Unreliable People’, set in Kazakhstan and Russia, was released by Penguin Random House, May 2019. She is looking forward to continuing the fine tradition of fun and wit as auctioneer this year!

Drinks and supper will be provided but you are also encouraged to bring something to share. Koha appreciated.

The Graeme Lay Short Shorty Competition winners have been decided! 
Graeme will be presenting first, second and third prizes at the Christmas event and the winning entry will be read.  Thank you to all who took the time to enter. Graeme said that “this year there were over sixty entries, far more than in previous years. This is very gratifying, as it suggests that writerly interest in the short story genre not only still exists, but is growing.  This is as it should be: short story writing is an honourable tradition in New Zealand literature.”

Our venue is room 1211, level 12, AUT Tower, Cnr of Rutland and Wakefield St, City Central.

We acknowledge the venue sponsorship of the Masters in Creative Writing at The Centre for Creative Writing, AUT. There is street parking handy as well as the Civic Centre car park. The venue is within easy walking distance for those using public transport. Please note –  If for some reason you are trapped downstairs, text Tom on 0210 2868 593 to let you in.

Final Note: The Auckland Branch works to create meetings which are inclusive and welcoming. The meetings aim to be a great introduction to NZSA for new members as well as a place of community for all.  For this reason:

  • no new business is added to the agenda on the night.
  • as always, all members are expected to act in a professional, appropriate manner.

Thank you from all members.