Tuesday, September 13, 2016

National Writers Forum 2016


12 September 2016

This weekend!
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.

Already got a ticket? Join the closed facebook group.

 Design your own experience

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.

Are you there yet? Getting your manuscript ready.
Structure, Plot and Pace 
Live Live Editing
The Perfect Pitch: a panel of publishers explain . . 

"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.

The Future of Publishing
Unprintable Books
Publishing 101 
Copyright and Contracts (and how not to get scammed)

"I've been writing for a while and now I'm looking for inspiration, and tips on how to promote my work and connect with readers."

Making an award winner
Beyond the Book
Publicity Masterclass
Support, Sustain and Survive

For full details on National Writers Forum sessions and speakers visit nationalwritersforum.org.nz
Tickets can be purchased at iTicket
RNZ Podcasts with National Writers Forum speakers
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.

For more information, or to request an interview with one of our speakers contact Claire Mabey programmenwf@gmail.com. All other queries contact Jackie Dennis director@nzauthors.org

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