South Auckland Writers welcomes writers, authors and would-be writers who want to be part of a supportive and collegial group. There is no charge to belong although there might be a cost to attend some meetings and workshops.
While this group is primarily for those who live and work in South Auckland (Otahuhu, Manukau, Papakura and Franklin), others are very welcome. Members write in different genres and range from new writers to experienced authors. South Auckland Writers was started by some of the members of the Manukau Counties Writers' Group, which began in 2004.
We have monthly meetings at Papakura’s Sir Edmund Hillary Library on the second Friday on each month from 10am – 12 noon. These meetings are free to attend because the library generously provides the room, tea and coffee. Meetings can include free writing exercises, guest speakers, discussions and setting a writing task for presentation the following month. See samples below.
Oct 2012 | Nov 2012
Location and parking for meetings:
The Sir Edmund Hillary Library
Level 3, Accent Point Building, 28 East St, Papakura
Free parking is available in the Accent Point Building (entry from East St. When parked, take the lift to level 3). A pedestrian-only entry is from Great South Road, Papakura.
If you want more information about the monthly meetings please contact:
Hanneke de Graaf ph.(09) 296 6252 or
Althea Barr ph. (09) 266 6442
A free e-newsletter of writing events, workshops and meetings in South Auckland is circulated twice each month. To subscribe to this e-newsletter email
or ph. (027) 493 9851.