WHAT IS THE NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM?
THE NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM IS A BIENNIAL EVENT RUN BY THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (PEN NZ INC) TE PUNI KAITUHI O AOTEAROA .
If you’re writing a book, getting ready to release it to the world, looking for different approaches on how to promote an already published book, or how to refresh your career, how to navigate the increasingly complicated publishing industry and keep you career on a roll, this is a forum you need to attend.
OUR AIMS …
You need passion and perseverance to be a writer and there’s nothing more motivating than an event like the NWF. Inspiration and energy will flow.
Whether you are a mid-career writer or just starting your journey, your knowledge, talent and skills can increase. Coming to the NWF will get you closer to your personal goal.
During the weekend you will be connected with organisations in New Zealand’s literary sector as well as other writers. We aim to help you develop your own personal writing community.
10 Reasons to attend
NWF offers inspiration, knowledge and connections. You will come away knowing more about writing, publishing and who the key players are in New Zealand and further afield.
You will meet other writers. It might sound obvious, but where else can you meet so many other writers at so many different stages in their writing careers?
You will get energized. You need passion and perseverance to be a writer but what sustains that grit and determination? There’s nothing more motivating than an event like the NWF. Inspiration and energy will flow.
With focused panels, workshops and masterclasses, you can create your ideal experience. That can be delving deeper into your craft, demystifying the complexities of different publishing platforms, or figuring out the best marketing tools for you and your book. Choose the sessions that matter to you and return home more confident about the next step.
Talk with the exhibitors at the conference to find out what’s available for writers, both up and coming and established. Organisations who provide services to writers are exhibiting at the event and they will welcome your interest.
Get one step closer to your goal. Whether you are a mid-career writer or just starting your journey, your knowledge, talent and skills can increase. Coming to the NWF will get you closer to your personal goal.
NWF is all about building community. Spending the weekend with other writers and like-minded people will allow you to develop your own personal writing community.
Learn in a new space. An event like the NWF will force you to break out of your comfort zone. Change old ways of thinking, break stale routines, shake yourself out of that rut.
Invest in yourself. No matter where you are with your manuscript, your back-list, your career, there’s always something new to learn or a new way of seeing something. This is especially so right now with the fluid state of the publishing sector.
Strengthen your identity as a writer. Many writers feel they haven’t made it until they are famous; imposter syndrome rears its head to undermine your writer identity. Go with the positive and practice your passion. Mingling with like-minded people at the NWF will reinforce what you know: that YOU are a writer. Reminding yourself that you are part of a community of writers will be liberating.
NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM
Our mission is to create an event for all writers in New Zealand to gather as a community. The NWF will bring you prestigious local and international speakers to share their knowledge, their ideas and their experience.
WHEN & WHERE
21-23 September 2018
Owen G Glenn Building
University of Auckland
12 Grafton Road, Auckland