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PROGRAMME

Overview

The National Writers Forum is a two day event. There are multiple sessions on at one time and you can plan your days using the programme below or the Sessions page where you can sort by subject matter. There will be printed programmes available at the event.

TIME

Friday 16 September

5:00 pm

Janet Frame Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Joan Rosier-Jones, President of Honour for the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). Venue is the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Auckland Central Library, 44-46 Lorne St, Auckland

TIME

Saturday 17 September

8:00 am

REGISTRATION OPENS

9:00 am

WELCOME and Keynote address by Chris Cleave. The clocks are striking thirteen

10:00am

MORNING TEA

10:30 am

Making an award winnerStephen Daisley in conversation with his editor Mandy Brett

The Perfect Pitch with Duncan Greive, Melanie Laville-Moore, Kevin Chapman, Harriet Allen. Chaired by Scott Pack

Structure, Plot and Pace with Ben Sanders, Greg McGee and Catherine Robertson

12:00pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Are you there yet? Getting your manuscript ready with Mandy Brett, Geoff Walker and James George

Unprintable books with Kate Pullinger

Copyright and Contracts with Michael Wolfe, Paula Browning, Sam Elworthy, Joan Rosier-Jones and panel members yet to be announced.

2:00 pm

CHANGE OVER

2:10 pm

Beyond the Book: Being a writer with Nalini Singh and Yvonne Thynne

The Future of Publishing, Scott Pack in conversation with Dominic Hoey

The art of the short story with Patricia Grace
This writing workshop is limited to 30 delegates

3:30pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4:00 pm 

CLNZ Writers Award presentation immediately followed by The Great Debate: Four writers battle to death the assertion that ‘New Zealand literature needs special treatment’.

5:15pm

CLNZ NETWORKING DRINKS & CANAPIES

7:30 pm 

END OF DAY ONE

TIME

Sunday 18 September

8:30 am

DAY TWO OF NWF OPENS

9:00 am

Publishing 101 – making a book with Martin Taylor, Jenna Todd, Kalee Jackson and Malcolm Neil. Chaired by Karen McMillan

Building fantastic worlds with Helen Lowe

10:30am

MORNING TEA

11:00 am

Writing Psychology with Chris Cleave

Publicity with Elizabeth Heritage

Creating fiction from fact with Anna Mackenzie
This writing workshop is limited to 30 delegates

12:30pm

LUNCH

1:30 pm

Support, sustain, survive with Siobhan Harvey, Malcolm Neil, Anne O’Brien and Rachel Jean

Writing Fale Aitu | Spirit House with Tusiata Avia

Live Live Editing with Kate Pullinger, Stephen Daisley and Anna Mackenzie. Chair Kyle Mewburn

2:30 pm

CHANGE OVER

2:40 pm 

I wish I knew when I didn’t know… with Patricia Grace, Stephen Daisley, Kate Pullinger and Chris Cleave. Chair, Paula Morris.

3:50 pm

Closing comments 

4:00 pm 

END OF CONFERENCE

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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

17–18 September 2016
Owen Glenn Building
University of Auckland
Business School
12 Grafton Road, Auckland

CONTACT US

Email: nwf@nzauthors.org.nz
Phone: 09 379 4801
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