- Poets at ONEONESIX will be held at 116 Bank Street, Whangarei, on Thursday 15 March at 5pm. Gold coin door entry.
- A free Kerikeri open-mic poetry evening runs from 7-9pm on 4 April 2018 and monthly thereafter on the first Wednesday of each month. It is run by poetry enthusiasts Ellen Rhodes and Vivian Thonger who encourage all poetic Northlanders, from teens to adults, to attend. The emphasis is on fun and sharing. The venue is Cherry Park House at 160 Landing Road, opposite Waipapa Landing in Kerikeri.
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.
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.