NorthWrite 2018

NorthWrite 2015

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Welcome to Northwrite 2015. This year we are organising a one-day event focusing on self-publishing and exploring the steps involved in producing a successful publication. We are planning two workshop streams, one for those interested in writing for their families and/or local communities (whānau publishing), and another for writers planning to publish for the commercial market. This will be held at Maungatapere School (10 minutes west of Whangarei) on 18 April 2015.

Our member and guest presenters will share their experiences with self-publishing and provide practical and relevant information. The two workshop streams will ensure that those writing for the trade and those writing for their families or community will receive tuition targeted to their needs.

We plan that NorthWrite 2015 will benefit both writers and a more general audience that includes historians, genealogists, and people who support those nearing the end of their lives to record their experiences and their memoirs.

The event will open with a panel discussion where Northland branch members will discuss their self-publishing experiences. This has been designed as an opportunity to share practical information and we hope that their experiences will generate further discussion during the day about the work and practice of being an “indie” writer.

After the panel discussion the commercial stream will offer presentations on:

Our guest presenters are:

The whānau stream will offer presentations on:

The whānau programme will be presented by Northland writers Di Menefy and Kath Wynn, and freelance editor Lesley Marshall. Between them, they have a wealth of experience in producing local histories and memoirs. Marie Low will talk about design and an ebook session will be available for those who want it.

Registrations open 1 March 2015.

Early bird registrations (before 1 April 2015):

Registrations from 1 April 2015:

Registrations close 16 April 2015.

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