Central Districts Branch
Central Districts Branch has a membership spread across a wide geographical region – from Wairarapa to the Bay of Plenty, Napier to New Plymouth, Otaki to Taumaranui. We currently have around 160 members.
Events happen in urban centres throughout the region, and range from writers’ meetings, speaker events, workshops and competitions through to involvement in arts festivals and other events in the wider literary and arts scene. Because we are so widely spread we try to encourage local meetings as a way of providing a forum for members to discuss issues relating to their careers and to expand their knowledge. We meet officially as a Branch for the AGM – April/May – and at other times through the year, shifting the venue around the region (if you’re interested in hosting, let us know!) … but to ensure we can meet the needs of all our members we are building an online presence on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NZsAuthorsCentralDistrictsBranch) as well as here on the NZSA website.
Hubs – local groups of writers – are well established in Havelock North and Palmerston North, and newly in Gisborne and Whanganui – come along to your local hub and gain the benefits of discussion, camaraderie, shared experience and support. And if there isn’t a group close to you, think about setting one up! Contact our branch chairperson, Mary-Anne for information.
Branch Chair: Mary-Anne Scott
Secretary: Judith McKinnon
Web Editor: Anna Mackenzie
Regional Delegate: Cristina Sanders