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The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ INC) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa thanks our generous sponsors, exhibitors and supporters  of the 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 has received financial support to present the 2018 National Writers Forum.



The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa

The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) is the professional organisation that represents and advocates for the interests of writers in New Zealand.   We support writers through advocacy and representation on government and industry committees and boards; we provide professional development programmes and services for our members including mentorship and manuscript assessment programmes; we provide information on the publishing industry, competitions and opportunities for writers; we work to improve income and conditions for writers; we promote New Zealand writing and literary culture, have an advisory service for members and develop a community for writers through our 8 regional branches and many writing hubs and groups around Aotearoa.  We are affiliated to Pen International who work tirelessly to  protect basic rights to freedom of expression. We run the biennial National Writers Forum.



Copyright Licensing New Zealand

Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) works to protect and support the rights of writers and publishers in New Zealand and is delighted to be a supporting partner to the National Writers Forum hosted by the New Zealand Society of Authors in September 2018.  The 2018 annual $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.

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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



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. Time Out is a regular winner of the Bookseller of the Year award at the annual 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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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


Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2018 National Writers Forum, or advertising in the Conference Programme?

Please contact Jenny Nagle

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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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