NorthWrite is the events arm of the NZ Society of Authors, Northland Branch. We started out in 2012 with the highly acclaimed writing conference, NorthWrite 2012: The Business of Writing. In 2013 we focused on collaboration and writers working with writers. This culminated in a collaborative writing competition, the winning entries of which can be seen here. In 2014 we provided a one-day series of workshops for writers covering a range of topics, and in 2015 we ran a small conference focusing on self-publishing for both commercial and family/community projects. In 2016 we ran a competition for Northland writers, the winning entries can be read here, and in 2017 we worked in conjunction with National Flash Fiction Day to present a workshop and readings. In 2018  held a one day conference and a short story competition.

If you are interested in finding out more about the New Zealand Society of Authors, please go to the NZSA website  for information about the Society, its members and also new membership opportunities. The blog for the Northland branch can be found here: PenNorth


We are grateful for the generous funding by Creative NZ that made NorthWrite 2012 and NorthWrite 2019 possible.