National Writers Forum – 17 to 19 Sept 2016 – Auckland

This Weekend!

Join us Saturday and Sunday for sessions, workshops and networking with writers including Chris Cleave, Patricia Grace, Stephen Daisley, Kate Pullinger, Nalini Singh, Ben Sanders, Helen Lowe and Greg McGee  plus publishing and marketing experts from New Zealand and overseas. Full programme details can be found at
Tickets can be purchased at iTicket


Design your own experience

The National Writers Forum offers two intense days of masterclasses, panel discussions and workshops designed for writers at all stages in their careers. Chose the sessions that interest you most, and come away inspired, informed and connected.

Here’s just some of what’s on offer:

“I’m writing my manuscript – what do I need to know?”
Four invaluable sessions with authors and publishing experts will give you the skills, tactics and confidence you need to finish your manuscript and offer it to publishers.

Are you there yet? Getting your manuscript ready.
Structure, Plot and Pace
Live Live Editing
The Perfect Pitch: a panel of publishers explain . . 

“I’m interested in self-publishing but don’t know where to start…”
Self-publishing is “evolving from a frantic, wild west-style space to a more serious business”. Learn how to navigate the self-publishing landscape from experts in the field.

The Future of Publishing
Unprintable Books
Publishing 101
Copyright and Contracts (and how not to get scammed)

“I’ve been writing for a while and now I’m looking for inspiration, and tips on how to promote my work and connect with readers.”

Making an award winner
Beyond the Book
Publicity Masterclass
Support, Sustain and Survive

For full details on National Writers Forum sessions and speakers visit
Tickets can be purchased at iTicket

The National Writers Forum
Dates: September Saturday 17 & Sunday 18
Location: Owen G Glenn Bldg, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland
Tickets for the weekend are $325/$220 students
(NZ Society of Authors members $275/$200 students)
Tickets include morning and afternoon tea, lunches and CLNZ drinks party.

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