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PROGRAMME

The NZSA National Writers Forum runs from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. There are multiple sessions on at one time and you can plan your days using the programme below, the Sessions page where you can sort by session type or subject matter or the Speakers page.

You might also like to enter Perfect Pitch for your chance to pitch and win a one-on-one session with a publisher or agent during the NWF.

TIME

Friday 21 September

6:00 pm

Registration opens

7:00 pm

Mihi Whakatau

The legacy of more than 80 years of New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa.

Opening address Phillip Pullman, appearing by Videolink from the UK.

Janet Frame Memorial Lecture delivered by Chris Else, 2018-9 NZSA President of Honour of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa.

Drinks and Nibbles

TIME

Saturday 22 September

8:00 am

Registration opens

9:00 am

Keynote addresses: LANI WENDT YOUNG and ANITA HEISS

10:10am

Morning tea

10:40 am

Masterclass:
CREATING
3D CHARACTERS

facilitated by Brannavan Gnanalingam (SOLD OUT)

Masterclass:
LANGUAGE AND EDITING

facilitated by John Marsden (SOLD OUT)

Workshop:
HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH

facilitated by Lani Wendt Young

Workshop:
WRITING SHORT

facilitated by Pip Adam (limit of 40 participants)

12:00pm

Lunch

1:55 pm

Change over

2:05 pm

GETTING HOT AND BOTHERED
facilitated by Catherine Robertson, Lani Wendt Young and Steff Green

HYBRID MEMOIR
AND CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Renée and Lynn Jenner in conversation

Workshop: HEARING YOURSELF THINK: The Use of Voice in Fiction facilitated by Charlotte Randall (SOLD OUT)

Workshop: WRITING FOR YOUNGER READERS
facilitated by Kyle Mewburn (limit of 40 participants)

3:00pm

Afternoon tea

3:30 pm

TRANSLATING THE STARS
Anahera Gildea, Herewini Easton and Vana Manasiadis in discussion.

Workshop: BOTTOM UP OR TOP DOWN?
Writing Process for Essay an Memoir Writers
 facilitated by Lynn Jenner (limit of 40 participants)

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PUBLISHING WORLD? 
with Melanie Laville-Moore, Sam Elworthy, Tony Burrow and Pania Tahau-Hughes; chaired by Kevin Chapman

Workshop: PLOTS THAT WORK
facilitated by John Marsden (SOLD OUT)

4:25 pm 

Change over

5:30 pm 

2018 Copyright Licensing New Zealand Writer’s Award and winners of the 2018 CLNZ/NZSA Research Grants announced by Copyright Licensing New Zealand CE Paula Browning.

TIME

Sunday 23 September

8:00 am

Registration opens

9:00 am

Keynote Address by John Marsden

10:00 am

Morning tea

10:30 am

Masterclass: GET TO GRIPS WITH NARRATIVE DESIGN AND STRUCTURE
facilitated by James George (SOLD OUT)

Workshop: SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A STORY
Your 101 guide to getting started! Facilitated by Anita Heiss  (SOLD OUT)

WHO NEEDS BOOKS WHEN YOU’VE GOT DIGITAL PLATFORMS?
with Rhonda Kite ONZM and Edwin McRae; chaired by Pip Adam

THE BUSINESS OF BEING A WRITER
with Catherine Robertson, Tracy Farr, Vicki Marsdon and Ranjana Gupta

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm

YA OR NOT YA, THAT IS THE QUESTION
Mandy Hager and Lani Wendt Young; chaired by Anna Mackenzie

MAKING IT IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET
with Paula Morris, David Ling and Tracy Farr 

Masterclass: A PLACE TO COME TO
Poetry and Place
facilitated by Siobhan Harvey (limit of 30 participants)

NURTURING THE MUSE:
Managing Stress and Well-Being in the Modern World
facilitated by Paul Huljich, followed by a Q & A

1:55 pm

Change over

2:05 pm 

INDIGENOUS WRITERS TALK
Anita Heiss and Paula Morris in conversation

WRITING SERIES: CHALLENGES AND CONSIDERATIONS
with Mandy Hager and Kyle Mewburn; chaired by Anna Mackenzie

ADAPTATIONS:
Books into TV and Other Mediums
 with Rhonda Kite ONZM, Martin Baynton and Charlotte Grimshaw; chaired by Samantha Blackley

Workshop: MAKING MAGIC EVERYDAY
Facilitated by Lee Murray (SOLD OUT)

2:55 pm

Change over

3:00 pm

WHERE TO FROM HERE? with Anne O’Brien, Jo Cribb, Peter Dowling, Malcolm Burgess, and Sarah Forster; chaired by Elizabeth Jones.

4:00 pm

Closing remarks

End of conference

NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM

The NZSA brings you this unique national conference for all New Zealand writers. Join prestigious local and international speakers who will share their knowledge, their ideas and their experience and meet others from New Zealand’s writing community.

WHEN & WHERE

21 – 23 September 2018
Owen Glenn Building
University of Auckland
12 Grafton Road, Auckland

CONTACT US

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