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Listen to audio recorded at the 2018 National Writers Forum. New episodes released daily throughout April 2020.

Creating 3D Characters

Fiction, Masterclass, Saturday

Writers get conflicting advice on whether they should write about what they know or whether…

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How to Self-Publish

Saturday, Self-publishing, Workshop

Join Amazon Best Selling author and publisher, Lani Wendt Young for an in-depth look at…

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Get Your Hustle On

Business, Marketing, Saturday, Seminar

Good publicity is key to increasing your book's visibility and driving sales whether you're self…

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Getting Hot and Bothered

Discussion, Fiction, Romance, Saturday

Writing steamy sex scenes might be a core part of your work or a topic…

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Translating the Stars

Discussion, Poetry, Saturday, Translation

Translation, code-switching, regional dialect, multi-lingual writing: how do these dynamics manifest in a New Zealand…

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Bottom Up or Top Down? Writing Process for Essay and Memoir Writers

Essay, Memoir, Saturday

When you sit down to start an essay or part of your memoir, do you…

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Who Needs Books When You’ve Got Digital Platforms?

Digital, Discussion, Multimedia, Sunday

Technology has profoundly altered the shape of our lives and its impact on the writing…

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The Business of Being a Writer

Business, Discussion, Media, Opportunities, Sunday, Tax

If you're committed to developing a career as a writer, you have to tackle promotion,…

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Writing Series: Challenges and Considerations

Adults, Children, Discussion, Fiction, Series, Sunday

Whether you're writing for children or adults, crime or romance it's essential to consider how…

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Making It In The International Market

Business, Discussion, International, Sunday

Whatever genre you're writing in, there are a range of ways to get your books…

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YA Or Not YA, That Is The Question

Discussion, Fiction, Sunday, YA

Young Adult Fiction is popular with young and old alike. But why is it that…

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Adaptations: Books into TV and Other Mediums

Adaptations, Digital, Multimedia, Publishing, Sunday

How do books get adapted for the screen, apps and other digital mediums? What travels…

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Indigenous Writers Talk

Conversation, Discussion, Indigenous, International, Sunday

Join Paula Morris, Ngati Wai and Anita Heiss, Wiradjuri nation of central NSW as they…

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Keynote by Lani Wendt Young


Listen to Lani's keynote in the NZSA Live! podcast.

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Keynote by Dr Anita Heiss


Listen to the keynote on the NZSA Live! podcast.

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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.

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