Wellington Branch

Wellington branch is lively and engaged. Our 250-plus members range from renowned authors to aspiring writers, producing all kinds of work: non-fiction, literary through to speculative fiction, work for children and young adults, short stories, flash fiction, poetry and more. We enjoy our connection with the Wellington Writers Walk. Our region includes the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast, and we welcome everyone who’s interested in writing and in our local writing community. We meet Monday evenings, every two months, as well as for Courage Day and our popular book auction and Christmas party.

Branch Chair: Jan Pryor     Email
Deputy Chair: Philippa Werry     Email
Secretary: Viv Ball     Email
Regional Delegate: Philippa Werry     Email
Communications Officer: Tracy Farr     Email

Meeting venue

Our exciting new meeting venue for 2018 is Vic Books Pipitea, Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay, Wellington. Meetings usually commence at 7.30pm, with food and drinks available for purchase from Vic Books cafe from 7pm.

Next meeting

Our next meeting is on Monday 20 August, when we’ll celebrate ahead of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2018. We’re inviting poets from our branch to read their poetry, and will also feature an open mic on the night.

Find more details about this event on the NZSA events calendar.

Twitter @NZSAuthorsWgtn

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Email wellington@nzauthors.org.nz

Banner Image: Wellington Writers Walk.
Quote from Denis Glover (1912-1980)
From ‘Wellington Harbour is a Laundry’ in Come High Water, Dunmore Press, 1977

The harbour is an ironing board;
Flat iron tugs dash smoothing toward
Any shirt of a ship, any pillowslip
Of a freighter they decree
Must be ironed flat as washing from the sea.