Wellington branch is lively and engaged. Our 300-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: Jana Mittelstaedt
Secretary: Linda Hansen
Regional Delegate: Tracy Farr
Communications Officer: Shani Naylor
Meetings and events
Our meeting and event venue – when we’re able to meet in-person – is Vic Books Pipitea, Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Meetings and events commence at 6pm, with drinks available for purchase from 5.30pm.
Our next branch event, incorporating our branch AGM for 2022, runs from 6pm on Monday 11 April 2022 – now online only. Join us to hear special guest Dame Fiona Kidman talking about her new volume of memoir, So Far, For Now. Read more
Please check out our Facebook page for event news.
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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.