Wellington Branch

Wellington branch is lively and engaged. Our 370-plus members range from renowned authors and emerging literary stars 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 close connection with the Wellington Writers Walk. Our region includes the Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast, and we welcome everyone who’s interested in writing and in our local writing community.

Branch Chair: role currently vacant
Secretary: Linda Hansen
Regional Delegate: Tracy Farr
Communications Officer: Shani Naylor

Meetings and events

We hold in-person and online branch events through the year. Please check out our Facebook page for event news.

Next event: open mic night for emerging writers, Thursday 14 March

We are seeking twelve emerging writers who want to show us what they’ve been working on for an Open Mic night in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington on Thursday 14 March, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Wellington Writers’ Studio. Read more

New initiative: monthly meet-up for young writers, in Wellington and online

Are you a young (age 18-29) author keen to share your work in a low-pressure environment? Join the New Zealand Society of Authors on the first Wednesday of each month for some dedicated writing time, kōrero and kai! Join in person or online – next meet-up is on 6 March 2024. Read more

Afterglow: Poets on the Writers Walk 2023

Revisit the glory (and celebrate the winners) of our Poets on the Writers Walk competition, celebrating Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day 2023. Read more

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Email wellington@nzauthors.org.nz

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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.