Started in the early 1970’s by writers including Keith Sinclair, C K Stead, Maurice Shadbolt and Maurice Gee, Auckland is the largest NZSA branch. Through our meetings and events the Auckland branch connects authors in all stages of their writing career. Each month we host a guest speaker and all members are welcome to attend. Follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with our events and news.
Auckland meets on the first Friday of each month (except January or when the Friday is followed by a long weekend) at 6.15pm, The Coffee Club, 42 High Street, Auckland CBD (on the edge of Freyberg Square). There is no charge to attend but we encourage everyone to buy drink and food which suits your budget and dietary requirements. Please support their business as they are allowing us to use the space for no cost.
We gather from 5.00pm to allow people to mingle and order, and then begin the meeting at 6.15pm as normal. Parking is available just up the road in the Victoria St carpark and The Coffee Club is an easy walk from the train or ferry.
Please 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 the business part of the meeting is kept brief and finer points about the running of the branch are managed at committee level. For this reason NO NEW BUSINESS will be added to the agenda on the night and all are expected to act in a professional manner. If you would like something added please email the branch. Thank you from all members.
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Branch Chair:Maria Gill
Secretary: Elizabeth (Libby) Kirkby-McLeod
Regional Delegate: Melinda Szymanik