Next General Meeting is:
Thursday 2nd October 2014
The Alzheimer's Society House, 116 13th Avenue, Tauranga.
Next Workshop is:
Sunday 21st September 2014
(2 - 4pm)
Promote yourself on Youtube
Dhaivat will put you through your writing paces - either as a promo for a book, yourself or even writing in general. Get in line and have a go. More details here.
Gold coin donation from non-members.
Getting Published - yeah!
Exciting news for one of our members ... Jan Goldie has signed a publishing deal with IFWG Publishing Australia forBrave's Journey. Go Jan!
Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG Publishing/IFWG Publishing Australia, says “This is a fantastic addition to 2015’s catalog, both in terms of providing another great young teen/YA fantasy title to our Australian imprint, but also welcoming our first New Zealand author”.
Jan's YA title Brave’s Journey has already won a shortlisting for New Zealand’s Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2014. Several of Jan's short stories have been accepted into anthologies, with the science fiction story Love Hurts (featured in the Shadows award winning Baby Teeth: bite-sized tales of terror), shortlisted for New Zealand’s Sir Julius Vogel awards.
Jan also has the novella A Mer-tale published in Conclave, a collection of science fiction and fantasy for teens which also included stories by other TW members (Lee Murray, Celine Murray and Piper Mejia). Available on Amazon.
Visit Jan at:
The town library is hosting an event featuring 3 authors involved in the series : Kiwis at war. If you attend you can listen to Susan Brocker, David Hair and Des Hunt. The time is 5.30 pm on Thursday 16th of October.
Write Off Line 2014 - They came in from the Dark
With over 100 entries from 30 schools around New Zealand, we are proud to announce this year's Winners and Highly Commended participants. The supernatural theme 'They came in from the Dark' was creatively interpreted in a range of crime and horror, which sent chills up the most stoic of spines. 30 of the best pieces will be included in an anthology of the same name (available as a paperback or e-book) and will be launched on the the 31st of October.
Junior Poetry – Judged by Dhaivat Mehta
First Prize: The Possession by Lindy Matthews
Second Prize:Wisp by Justine Lim-Ranola
Third Prize: Destruction by Tobey Morrison
Highly Commended: They Came in from the Dark by Cassele Hutt
Junior Prose - Judged Alan Lindsay
First Prize: Dear Sister by Sophie Phouphayly
Second Prize: Night Vision by Alex Dykes
Third Prize: Lady of the Lake by India Sturzaker
Highly Commended: They Came in from the Dark by Flynn Gregory
Senior Poetry - Judged Deryn Pittar
First Prize: When We Find You by Tarina Trifonoff
Second Prize: In the Last Moments by Naomii Seah
Third Prize: Sickness by Bethany Gyde
Highly Commended: Bloody Valentine by Courtney Speedy
Senior Prose - Judged Lee Murray
First Prize: Daughter of Demeter by Isabelle McNeur
Second Prize: Dear Amelia by Abby Shieh
Third Prize: The Last Customer by Portia Lancaster
Highly Commended: They Come in the Dark by Melanie van Bysterveldt
Bringing out the Book in You
Every first Saturday
10am -12 noon & 1 - 4pm
@ The Cargo Shed
Dive Crescent, Tauranga
A free drop-in session throughout the day with Jenny Argante of Tauranga Writers - to talk about getting your writing project off the ground.
Excludes public holidays.