Each one-day conference offers local writers access to professional development, masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions taught by experienced writers from across Aotearoa.
These events are organised in partnership with local NZSA branches to build collegiality, connection and new opportunities for professional development in local settings.
The events are lively, inclusive, stimulating and practical and offer something for writers across the spectrum. Sessions cover craft, publishing, marketing and much more!
Welcome and Opening Kōrero with Vanda Symon
Workshops: Make ’em laugh – write funny with Kathryn Burnett; Write like it’s 2023: making your poetry new with Anne Kennedy; Out damned plot: the plot, the sub-plot, the twist? with Vanda Symon; How to write captivating nonfiction for children with Maria Gill; Travels in character with Tracey Slaughter; Developmental editing with Harriet Allan; Face blindness and creative writing (a presentation) with Jean Gilbert.
Panels and Presentations: Getting through the hoops with Lee Murray and Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod; Face blindness and creative writing (a presentation) with Jean Gilbert.
Closing Address: Lee Murray
4:15pm-6pm: Join the NZSA Waikato Writers Branch for a drink at the Local Taphouse at SkyCity Hamilton to connect, chat and share.