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Thank you to our generous sponsors, exhibitors and supporters who have enabled this very first National Writers Forum.
The event would not be possible without their support.

Time Out is the official NWF bookseller.
Time Out will be at the NWF selling books written by our speakers.



Creative New Zealand

Creative New Zealand is a Crown entity governed by the Arts Council that encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand. The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) is a recipient of the Toi Uru Kahikatea programme and received financial support to present the 2016 National Writers Forum.



The New Zealand Society of Authors

The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) NZSA is the principal representative for the professional interests of writers.  Protecting basic rights to freedom of expression, working to improve income and conditions, promoting New Zealand writing and literary culture, developing and creating a community for writers.



Copyright Licensing New Zealand

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) is delighted to be a supporting partner to the inaugural National Writers Forum to be hosted by the New Zealand Society of Authors in September 2016. The new $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award will be presented during the Forum.



University of Auckland

The University of Auckland offers a range of challenging, practice-based creative writing courses built around seminars and workshops, including the Master of Creative Writing programme set up by Albert Wendt and Witi Ihimaera, convened by award-winning author Paula Morris. Writers can also take playwriting courses through drama, and screenwriting courses through our prestigious Screen Production BA and MA programmes.



South Pacific Pictures

South Pacific Pictures is New Zealand’s largest production company with an international reputation for producing world-class television and film. The company is in its 28th year of operation and to date has produced more than 5000 hours of programming. South Pacific Pictures actively works with diverse and talented writers throughout New Zealand, and supports the training of new writers in the craft of television writing. We are thrilled to support the National Writers Forum.

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Lowndes Jordan

Lowndes Jordan is a top niche, corporate, commercial and IP/IT law firm.  It acts for businesses and individuals, including authors, publishers, internet companies, media businesses and a range of others.  Rick Shera heads up Lowndes Jordan’s IP/IT practice.  You can find him on twitter as @lawgeeknz



Kobo Writing Life

Kobo Writing Life is Kobo’s one-stop, do-it-yourself publishing portal for authors with a story to tell. If you want to reach millions of readers in over 190 countries and own the digital rights to your work, then Kobo Writing Life is where it all begins.




Time Out Books

Established in 1988, in the heart of Auckland’s historic Mt Eden Village, Time Out Bookstore is renowned for its excellent and eclectic books, occasionally weird window displays, haven-like children’s book room, and in-store cat. In 2016, Time Out won Bookseller of the Year at the New Zealand Book Industry Awards.



Nielsen Book

Nielsen Book is a leading provider of search, discovery, commerce, consumer research and retail sales analysis services globally. We collect book information from over 70 countries (including the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa) and work closely with the leading data providers in the US to ensure we have the most consistent and comprehensive global database of title records available.
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Print House

Kiwi authors reach audiences in New Zealand with the assistance of The Best Little Book Store. Print House introduced this online facility to assist kiwi authors with the printing and promotion of their books. Hamilton based and privately owned, Print House has been producing quality print for over 30 years and now, we can also assist you to sell your books online. Talk to us today to find out more or visit our website.


Your Books

Getting your book printed has never been so easy!

Together, we will make your book remarkable. You write it, we will print it and more. Print anytime, from anywhere in the world. Books We Print… Novels, Sporting Books, Recipe Books, Poetry Books, Self Help Books, Educational Books, History Books, and Children’s Books


Celia Coyne, Editor

In a competitive market, publishers expect manuscripts to be of the highest standard. I have worked in publishing for over 25 years and I can help you to polish your manuscript so that it is the best it can be. Find out more about me at I offer various levels of assistance, tailored to your needs and budget. Come and say hello to me at my stand!CoyneLogo

Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2016 National Writers Forum, or advertising in the Conference Programme?

contact Jackie Dennis

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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.


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


Phone: 09 379 4801
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