Pens and PJs writing group

Pens & PJs writers’ group – March call out

Are you an author between the ages of 18-29? Keen to carve out some space for your work?

Join the NZSA’s Youth Rep, Helena, for some dedicated writing time, kōrero and kai on the first Wednesday of each month!

Upcoming Pens & PJs date: Wednesday 6 March, 7.00–9.00pm

Dial in from the couch or come down to Wellington Writers’ Studio, our beautiful venue in the heart of Cuba Street. We are open to rangatahi from across New Zealand – just email for the Zoom link!

We welcome writers of all backgrounds and experiences, at any stage of their creative journey. Flick us an email if you have any questions, or follow us on Instagram for updates – we’re @pensandpjs.

Midnight Snack of the Month – March 2024

Our Midnight Snack of the Month spotlights a short piece by a young New Zealand author for discussion. March’s Midnight Snack is Gift-body by Lily Holloway – a disarming little piece featuring bog spiders. Gift-body was originally published under Starling Issue 16 – link below:

Read Gift-body by Lily Holloway online here:

Where: Wellington Writers’ Studio, upstairs at 145 Cuba Street (look out for the McLeavey Gallery sign)

Zoom link: Please email to get the Zoom link.

Contact: We’re on Insta @pensandpjs and on email

Accessibility: Access to Wellington Writers’ Studio is up a steep flight of stairs. For those outside Wellington, or otherwise unable to access the venue, we offer Zoom access – email us for the link. Covid is still circulating, so as always we welcome anyone who chooses to wear a mask, and we ask that if you are unwell or isolating you stay home and stay safe.

Questions: If you have any queries, or would like the Zoom link, please email

Pens and PJs is made possible with support from NZSA Wellington Branch.