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
Deputy Chair: Philippa Werry
Secretary: Viv Ball
Regional Delegate: Philippa Werry
Communications Officers: Graci Kim & Jana Mittelstädt
Meeting and event venue
Our meeting and event venue is Vic Books Pipitea, Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Earlier event start time in 2019
In response to our 2018 survey, we’re trialling an earlier start time for events in 2019. Meetings and events will commence at 6pm, with drinks and snacks available for purchase from Vic Books bar and cafe from 5.30pm.
Next meeting: 6pm Monday 19 August 2019
Our next event will be on Monday 19 August, at 6pm. We’ll post details here soon.
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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.