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NZSA Christchurch/Ōtautahi Regional Roadshow

NZSA Christchurch/Ōtautahi Regional Roadshow
10 Apr 2021
10 April, 8.45am – 4.15pm, Saturday 10 April
Take part in a day of keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses and discussions plus a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch.
Event type: 
Literature, Live event, Workshop/Seminar
a wide range of affordable prices
Oxford Terrace Baptist Church
Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 228 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch/Ōtautahi


The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions. In 2021, the NZSA will offer one-day professional development workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions in seven regions across New Zealand.

These events will be organised in partnership with local NZSA branches to build collegiality, connection and new opportunities for professional development in local settings.

The events will be lively, inclusive, stimulating and practical and offer something for writers across the spectrum. Sessions will cover craft, publishing, marketing and much more!

Register for the NZSA Christchurch/Ōtautahi Regional Roadshow:

Plan your Day

Review all the sessions being offered and plan to attend what interests you. Some sessions will have limited numbers so book early! Visit the event booking form for a full description of the events.

8.45am – 9.15am: Registration

9.15am – 10am: Welcome plus Keynote Address by Paula Morris

10am – 12pm: EITHER –

Workshop: “Homing In”, poetry with David Eggleton (10am – 11am) + Workshop: Editing 101 with Sue Copsey (11am – 12pm)

OR –

Masterclass: How to Rock Your Author Brand with Steff Green (10am – 12pm)

OR –

Masterclass: Research in Fiction with Mandy Hager (10am – 12pm)

12pm – 12:45pm: Lunch

12:45pm – 2:45pm: EITHER –

Masterclass: The Structural Puzzle with Paula Morris (12:45pm–2:45pm)

OR –

  1. Workshop: Writing Short Fiction with Owen Marshall (12:45pm–1:45pm)

OR –

2. Panel: Talking with kids with Mandy Hager, David Eggleton and Tania Roxborogh (12:45pm-1:45pm)


  1. Workshop: Getting Noticed: Review your Pitch with Sue Copsey (1:45pm–2:45pm)


2. Talk: Writing histories of Aotearoa with Gavin Bishop (1:45pm–2:45pm)

2:45pm–3:45pm: EITHER –

Workshop: “I’d like to write but first I need to do the dishes, mow the lawn, walk the dog, make the lunches, visit Mum….” with Tania Roxborogh

OR –

Panel: We may be grounded, but we can still go on with Paula Morris, Steff Green

3:45pm–4:15pm: Closing Address by David Eggleton

Drop in available during the day: Get your contracting, trade or pricing questions answered with NZSA CEO Jenny Nagle. Limited 15 minute slots will be available during the day. Register your interest when you purchase a roadshow ticket.

Register for the NZSA Christchurch/Ōtautahi Regional Roadshow:

Written by

NZ Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc)

10 Mar 2021

New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) is the principal advocate for the professional interests of New Zealand's writers.