National Writers Forum, Auckland

I’ll be taking part in two sessions at the NZSA National Writers Forum 2018, held in Auckland from 21 to 23 September 2018.

The forum is a 2.5 day intensive conference where writers talk, learn and share information about the craft of writing, the business of writing and the world of words.

Tickets for the forum are on sale now, with early bird rates available until 5 August.

The forum is on the first weekend of a month I’ll spend in Auckland as Michael King Writers’ Centre Established Writer in Residence (Spring 2018).


The Business of Being a Writer

If you’re committed to developing a career as a writer, you have to tackle promotion, finances and visibility in the public arena. Get tips about securing awards and residencies, presenting yourself at public events or on the radio, pitching to an agent and your tax obligations and claimable expenses when you start earning an income.

In Discussion: Catherine Robertson, Tracy FarrVicki Marsdon and Ranjana Gupta. Chaired by Jenny Nagle.

When: Sunday 23 September, 10:30am

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Making It In the International Market

Whatever genre you’re writing in, there are a range of ways to get your books out into the international market. Join writer and founder of NZ Academy of Modern Literature and Associate Professor Paula Morris, publisher David Ling and writer Tracy Farr as they share challenges and opportunities to reach audiences beyond our shores.

When: Sunday 23 September, 1:00pm

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