Wellington Branch

Wellington branch is lively and engaged. Our 350-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 close 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 every two months, as well as for Courage Day and our popular book auction and Christmas party.

Interim (Acting) Branch Chair: Tracy Farr
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.

Upcoming event: Branch Book Showcase 2023

Next up is our annual Book Showcase, from 6.00pm on Wednesday 18 October 2023 at Unity Books Wellington. We’ll be showcasing recent and upcoming releases from more than a dozen local NZSA members (all showcase slots are now filled, ngā mihi nui!). 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, from 1 November 2023. Read more

Afterglow: Poets on the Writers Walk 2023

And 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.