Richmond Writing Group

Do you enjoy listening to authors talking about their work? Are you interested in writing?

This group is for you!

The Richmond Writing Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month (except in December) in the Constance Barnicoat room at Richmond Library between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

From 1.00pm-2.00pm there is (almost) always a talk by an invited author. From 2.00pm-3.00pm you are invited to take part in a fun creative writing exercise.

It's free to attend, everyone is welcome, and bookings are not required. You are welcome to attend the whole session, or just part of it  - it's up to you.

Author Description Time and date
Karen Stade

Karen is the author of Pasta, Prayers and Promise; a book about Nelson’s Italian community, and Driven By The Wind: The Memoir of Captain Henry Rose.

Tuesday 19 November

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Lindy Kelly

Lindy has 25 published books including 3 novels one of which topped the bestseller list in NZ. She writes for both children and adults and her work includes fiction and non fiction, plays and many award winning short stories.

Tuesday 15 October

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Ray Caird

Ray is the author of Blood Of The Flax, a self-published coffee table book celebrating “the most important plant-human relationship in the history of Aotearoa”.

Tuesday 16 July

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Brin Murray

Brin writes dystopian fiction and is the author of Children of the Furnace (2018) and Crosstrees (2018).

Brin Murray's website.

Tuesday 18 June

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Sue Perkins

Sue writes romance, fantasy, young adult and books for children. She is currently working on a full length epic fantasy novel.

Sue Perkins' website.

Tuesday 21 May

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Marianne Castle

Author of Two Dogs, One Bone (2019)

Marianne Castle's website.

Tuesday 16 April

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Annika Ohlson-Smith

Annika writes poetry, award-winning short stories and novellas. Her genres are sweet romance and suspense, and currently she is working on a fictionalised autobiography.

Tuesday 19 March

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

Bruce Gilkison

Author of Walking With James Hogg: The Ettrick Shepherd's Journeys Through Scotland (2016)

Bruce Gilkison's website.

Tuesday 10 February

1.00pm-2.00pm, Author talk

2.00pm-3.00pm, Writing and discussion

If you are an author and would like to speak at a meeting of the Richmond Writing Group, please get in touch with Pania Walton: pania.walton@tasman.govt.nz

 

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