- Poets at ONEONESIX will be held at 116 Bank Street, Whangarei, on Thursday, 21 September, at 5pm. Gold coin door entry.
- Dirty Word open mic will be held at the Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei, on Wednesday 13 September, at 7pm.
Writers’ 3-day Northland Residential Workshop with author, Linda Hansen: Friday 22–Sunday 24 Sept. 2017
For new and experienced writers. Limited numbers. $220 accommodation and food plus dana/koha for the teacher. Details and bookings at http://www.tushitamysteryschool.co.nz/writers-retreat-weekend/
Flash Fiction Club: first Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7:30pm. Contact: Whangarei District Library for more information
Writers Up North: NZSA members and other Northland writers are encouraged to visit www.Writeupnorth.co.nz for Northland writing updates and to send their writing news to admin[at]writeupnorth.co.nz. Facebook group Writers Up North.
Creative Junction Magazine: Creative Junction is a new magazine with a Tai Tokerau focus. Please contact publisher and editor Pippa Bourke (pippa[at]creativejunction[dot]nz) for advertising enquiries or to share your news. There are also openings for writers to contribute.
Tuatara Design Store
Tuatara Design Store in Bank St, Whangarei showcases art and craft work by Northland artists. They are willing to sell books by Northland authors in their shop. Contact Tracey at tracey[at]tuataradesignstore[dot]com.
Whangarei Community Publications Trust: is an online community forum for Northlanders. They are seeking volunteers to submit news, opinion pieces, and everything inbetween, including creative writing and flash fiction. Please get in touch with editor Vivienne Shepherd or Mike Botur to contribute – viv[at]whgonline.org.nz mike[at]whgonline.org.nz
Kerikeri/Bay of Islands: Second Monday of the month at 7–9pm. Our aim is mutual improvement and inspiration through constructive criticism. We are writing short pieces, extracts and flash fiction, both to improve our style and for publication and competition. If you’d like to join us, email Vivian at vthonger[at]gmail[dot]com.
New Whangarei Writers’ Group: Second Monday of the month at 10am. This is a critique group and will be limited to just 6 – 7 people. A wait list will be created in case someone drops out. Please contact Derin Attwood on derin[at]wordlypress[dot]com.
Book Inn: Evon Morgan (formerly of The Piggery) now owns Book Inn in Kamo and is setting up a local writers’ section. Contact her if you have books you’d like to be included. Book Inn, 420 Kamo Road, 4353202. She has two tables – one each side of the entrance. One table is dedicated to NZ writers, with an emphasis on Northland writers. Several Branch members are well represented.
Kings Theatre Creative: creative gateway to the Far North, Kawakawa. Pop in and see the latest exhibition.