The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions. In 2021, the NZSA will offer one-day professional development workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions in seven regions across New Zealand.

These events will be organised in partnership with local NZSA branches to build collegiality, connection and new opportunities for professional development in local settings.

The events will be lively, inclusive, stimulating and practical and offer something for writers across the spectrum. Sessions will cover craft, publishing, marketing and much more!

Save the Date

Dunedin/Ōtepoti: 27 March
Christchurch/Ōtautahi: 10 April
Nelson/Whakatū: 22 May
Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara: 19 June
Napier/Ahuriri: 31 July
Auckland/Tāmaki-makau-rau: 18 September
Whangārei: 13 November

(Please note that Roadshows may be rescheduled if we have any significant changes in alert levels in the regions or nationally.)

Dunedin/Ōtepoti
Mornington Presbyterian Church, 16 Maryhill Terrace, Maryhill, Dunedin
27 March 2021, 8.45am – 4.15pm

Take part in a day of keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses and discussions plus a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch. The event is open to all with a wide range of affordable prices (including early bird prices) for students, NZSA members, non-members and those wishing to become members. Visit the event booking form for full list.

Plan Your Day

Review all the sessions being offered and plan to attend what interests you. Some sessions will have limited numbers so book early! Visit the event booking form for a full description of the events.

8.45am – 9.15am: Registration

9.15am – 10am: Welcome plus Keynote Address by Paula Morris

10am – 12pm: EITHER –

Workshop: ‘Homing In’, poetry with David Eggleton (10am – 11am) + Workshop: Editing 101 with Sue Copsey (11am – 12pm)

OR –

Masterclass: How to Rock Your Author Brand with Steff Green (10am – 12pm)

12pm – 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm – 2:45pm: EITHER –

Workshop: Writing Short Fiction with Owen Marshall (12:45pm–1:45pm) +  Workshop: Getting Noticed: Review your Pitch with Sue Copsey (1:45pm–2:45pm)

OR –

Masterclass: The Structural Puzzle with Paula Morris (12:45pm–2:45pm)

2:45pm–3:45pm: EITHER –

Workshop: “I’d like to write but first I need to do the dishes, mow the lawn, walk the dog, make the lunches, visit Mum….” with Tania Roxborogh

OR –

Panel: We may be grounded, but we can still go on with Paula Morris, Steff Green & Vanda Symon

3:45pm–4:15pm: Closing Address by David Eggleton

REGISTER NOW

Christchurch/Ōtautahi

 

Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
10 April, 8.45am – 4.15pm

Take part in a day of keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses and discussions plus a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch. The event is open to all with a wide range of affordable prices (including early bird prices) for students, NZSA members, non-members and those wishing to become members. Visit the event booking form for full list.

Plan your Day

Review all the sessions being offered and plan to attend what interests you. Some sessions will have limited numbers so book early! Visit the event booking form for a full description of the events.

8.45am – 9.15am: Registration

9.15am – 10am: Welcome plus Keynote Address by Paula Morris

10am – 12pm: EITHER –

Workshop: “Homing In”, poetry with David Eggleton (10am – 11am) + Workshop: Editing 101 with Sue Copsey (11am – 12pm)

OR –

Masterclass: How to Rock Your Author Brand with Steff Green (10am – 12pm)

OR –

Masterclass: Research in Fiction with Mandy Hager (10am – 12pm)

12pm – 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm – 2:45pm: EITHER –

Masterclass: The Structural Puzzle with Paula Morris (12:45pm–2:45pm)

OR –

  1. Workshop: Writing Short Fiction with Owen Marshall (12:45pm–1:45pm)

OR –

2. Panel: Talking with kids with Mandy Hager, David Eggleton and Tania Roxborogh (12:45pm-1:45pm)

WITH – 

  1. Workshop: Getting Noticed: Review your Pitch with Sue Copsey (1:45pm–2:45pm)

OR:

2. Talk: Writing histories of Aotearoa with Gavin Bishop (1:45pm–2:45pm)

2:45pm–3:45pm: EITHER –

Workshop: “I’d like to write but first I need to do the dishes, mow the lawn, walk the dog, make the lunches, visit Mum….” with Tania Roxborogh

OR –

Panel: We may be grounded, but we can still go on with Paula Morris, Steff Green

3:45pm–4:15pm: Closing Address by David Eggleton

Drop in available during the day: Get your contracting, trade or pricing questions answered with NZSA CEO Jenny Nagle. Limited 15 minute slots will be available during the day. Register your interest when you purchase a roadshow ticket.

REGISTER NOW

 

With thanks to Creative New Zealand for supporting these events.