Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
National Writers Forum 2016
12 September 2016
Join us Saturday and Sunday for sessions, workshops and networking with writers including Chris Cleave, Patricia Grace, Stephen Daisley, Kate Pullinger, Nalini Singh, Ben Sanders, Helen Lowe and Greg McGee plus publishing and marketing experts from New Zealand and overseas. Full programme details can be found at nationalwritersforum.org.nz Tickets can be purchased at iTicket
The National Writers Forum Dates: September Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 Location: Owen G Glenn Bldg, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland Tickets for the weekend are $325/$220 students (NZ Society of Authors members $275/$200 students) Tickets include morning and afternoon tea, lunches and CLNZ drinks party.
The National Writers Forum offers two intense days of masterclasses, panel discussions and workshops designed for writers at all stages in their careers. Chose the sessions that interest you most, and come away inspired, informed and connected.
Here's just some of what's on offer:
"I'm writing my manuscript - what do I need to know?" Four invaluable sessions with authors and publishing experts will give you the skills, tactics and confidence you need to finish your manuscript and offer it to publishers.
"I'm interested in self-publishing but don't know where to start..." Self-publishing is “evolving from a frantic, wild west-style space to a more serious business”. Learn how to navigate the self-publishing landscape from experts in the field.
UK publisher and crowdfunding advocate Scott Pack in conversation with Radio NZ's Lynn Freeman: listen here.
RNZ Saturday Morning host Kim Hill's interview with novelist and digital fiction pioneer Kate Pullinger: listen here.
Programme manager Claire Mabey has just returned from the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall and Edinburgh Book Festival, you can read her blog here.
The National Writers Forum thanks the generous supporters who have made the Forum possible: Creative New Zealand, Copyright Licensing New Zealand Cultural Fund, University of Auckland, South Pacific Pictures, Lowndes Jordan, Kobo Writing Life and New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc). Time Out Books is the NWF official bookseller.