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Manawatu Writers Festival 2018

The success of the 2017 Manawatu Writers’ Festival in Feilding is still being talked about!
The Festival provides a range of literary experiences for writers. Manawatu Writers’ Festival is for all kinds of writers, readers – everyone interested in writing and the powerful use of words.
It’s a great event for everyone on all levels, providing a chance to connect with people in the communities in and around the Central Districts, and it costs nothing to attend!
The organisers are committed to maintaining the MWF ethos of inclusivity and accessibility –by making sure all sessions and workshops have free admission for everyone. In order to be able to provide this level of accessibility we rely on community support.
While generous contributors and notable speakers support what Manawatu Writers’ Festival is trying to achieve in Manawatu’s communities, and all the work is done by passionate volunteers, we need help.
If you believe in the benefits of nurturing the arts in the community, and particularly the value of reading, literacy and the continued development of written expression, please support this community event with a donation, or become a Friend of the Manawatu Writers’ Festival.
Friends of the Manawatu Writers’ Festival has been formed to offer opportunities for financial supporters of the Festival with a substantial donation.
Benefits of individual membership:
• First dibs for a place at workshops and spend time with guest speakers, acting as session hosts and providing transport where necessary
• Early-bird registration in one workshop of choice
• Work as a volunteer in a variety of interesting roles during the Festival.
• Complimentary admission to the official opening.

• Benefits of group or organisation membership:
• make a donation toward the festival organisation and be publicly acknowledged
• provide festival volunteers
• your logo can be included on our website as a supporter
• a member of the MWF 2018 Project Team can be available as an entertaining speaker for your organisation.
For information about making a donation or becoming a Friend of the Manawatu Writers’ Festival, please email :