Writing has the power to bring communities together. The Manawatu Writer’s Festival offers an opportunity for all readers and writers to connect, enjoy time with authors, informative speakers and people who have an interest in all things that are happening in the world around us.

Writing has the power to bring communities together.

Mosaic communities are enriched and nourished by people meeting, having fun and conversation in a safe environment. The Manawatu Writer’s Festival offers an opportunity for all readers and writers – anyone with a passion or curiosity about the craft of writing, the arts and plain human interest – to connect, enjoy time with authors and informative speakers.

 

The ethos of the Manawatu Writers’ Festival is for this event to be accessible and welcoming to people from all walks of life, from all our communities.

This writers’ festival is inclusive, educative and celebratory. The intention is to shift perceptions that a writers’ event is for the middle class ‘literary elite’.

The event provides a space for a vibrant ‘cross-pollination’ of inspiration, ideas, information, humour and encouragement. Shy writers hiding notes and poems in a drawer can listen and talk to established authors; readers, beginners, journalists, poets, academics and authors keen to stretch their creative horizons – all have the opportunity to join discussion sessions, seminars and workshops.

Please consider joining us at the Festival in September 2018 and become a ‘Friend of the Festival’