Time to get motivated
April, May and June are big months if you want to get networking, get motivated and get writing.
In April Auckland is hosting Conclave II - the 35th New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention. Held over ANZAC Weekend (Thursday 24 April to Sunday 27 April) 2014 at the The Surrey Hotel (465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland) with guest of Honour Dave Freer
and fan Guest of Honour, Paul Scoones this annual event is a must on every speculative fiction writer to attend.
Auckland is also hosting the 14th New Zealand Readers and Writers festival 14th - 18th May.
The Festival brings the world to Auckland. Every year we stage over 100 public events, gathering together 150 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 10,000 festival goers and more than 3,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
Though this is not a festival solely celebrating New Zealand writers it continues to increase its New Zealand content annually.
Finally this year June will be a month to celebrate being a member of Tauranga Writers with our first annual writing competition - WTF Draft (Write The First Draft). From the first Thursday in June until the first Thursday in July members are set the goal of writing 15,000 words. The words could be part of an already started project or even a completed novella for other competitions or publications.
Next General Meeting is:
Thursday 1st May 2014
The Alzheimer's Society House, 116 13th Avenue, Tauranga.
May Workshop is:
Sunday 18th 2 - 4pm
Tauranga Writers present a Focus Session on
Planning and Plotting - getting ready for TW first annual Write the First Draft competition
Led by TBA
Free to members, otherwise gold coin entry.