Roundup of Northland creative writing news – November 2019

Cool journalism in Metro magazine from Dargaville writer and blogger Ayla Miller

Getting paid to play your favourite role-playing game sounds like a fantasy – but could it become a reality? Metro intern (and journalist) Ayla Miller goes underground into the world of New Zealand’s professional Dungeons and Dragons players.

Call for Submissions #2 – Pavlova Stories

Pavlova Press will shortly be calling for submissions of poetry, short prose (fiction or non-fiction) and images for an anthology focussing on our nation’s relationship with pavlova. We will be giving you all summer to work your magic and submissions will close on 31 March 2020. We will provide more details as they come to hand – in the meantime start thinking up various pavlova scenarios.

Pavlova Press Writing Workshop with Jac Jenkins

Shifting Gears: Transforming your Stories from Good to Great.
Saturday 16 November 1.30pm-3.30pm
Three Mountains Brew Shop and Gallery
1137a State Highway 14 Maungatapere, Whangarei
$25pp (includes a copy of Scoria: Short Prose from the Cinder Cone)

Join Pavlova Press for an afternoon of story shaping to celebrate the production of their first volume, Scoria: Short Prose from the Cinder Cone. They will demonstrate various techniques they found useful during their final round of story revision. Writers of all levels (beginner or more experienced) who have stories in any form from raw draft to ready to submit will find value in the workshop. They will have examples for you to work on, but also feel free to bring some of your own work to experiment with. Registration is recommended since numbers are limited. For more details see

Roaming Rhymester at Whangarei Central Library November 12

Keith Levy aka “The Roaming Rhymester” will be telling stories set to music in Whangarei Central Library on Tuesday 12 November at 10.30am. It’s for adults and it’s free so come along and enjoy!

New book from Ian King of Whangarei

The new book from novelist and voiceover impresario Ian King is due out mid-November: Blueprints to Building Your Own Voice–Over Studio: For under $500! 



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