Pens and PJs writing group

Pens & PJs writers’ group – February 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!

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!

Midnight Snack of the Month – February 2024

Our Midnight Snack of the Month spotlights a short piece by a young New Zealand author for discussion. February’s Midnight Snack could be described as a smorgasbord of idiosyncrasies: Hamster – Issue Whitu is a free zine by The Physics Room featuring contributions by Erin Harrington, Spencer Hall, Nina Oberg Humphries, and Eloise Callister-Baker.

You can access Hamster – Issue Whitu here:

Or download the PDF directly:


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.