News – Bram Stoker Awards: Kiwi Writer Makes International Waves with Prestigious Literary Wins

2021-05-26T20:47:33+12:00May 26, 2021|

In a New Zealand first, Tauranga author, Lee Murray, won two prestigious Bram Stoker Awards® at an awards event hosted by the Horror Writers Association over the weekend.

Venue 2019

2021-04-28T19:36:44+12:00December 17, 2018|

Monthly Thursday Work in Progress meetings resume February 7, 2019. The venue may change to The Historic Village's Incubator (The Artery) but a decision will not be made until mid January. Keep a watchful eye on the Facebook link from our Home Page - the Work in Progress link. If [...]

Oct Sunday Focus Cancelled

2018-10-20T23:43:25+13:00October 20, 2018|

Sunday Focus 21 October has been cancelled due to two other events held this month - that being, 19 October Books From Your Own Backyard and 26, 27 October Women's Focus Expo at ASB Arena. We'll see you back at the Greerton Library, last [...]

Reading the Past, Writing the Future

2018-06-05T00:30:05+12:00June 5, 2018|

Jenny Argante's 2002 winning essay in Takehe Cultural Studies Competition Make it new, said Pound, and the Modernists listened. Yet there was an inherent paradox within his words, for he also instructed us to immerse ourselves in ‘the river of tradition’.And how else can [...]

Treat for Sunday with Lee

2018-05-23T01:16:07+12:00May 23, 2018|

A treat for those who attended our Sunday Focus meeting at Greerton Library May 20 from our own local and steadily growing prolific author Lee Murray. Her journey of trials and tribulations is taking her to new contracts and recognition - but it didn’t happen overnight. Lee [...]

Blog – By Kinsa Hays

2017-07-14T04:16:58+12:00July 14, 2017|

I’ve been writing for years and clogging up my laptop memory with short stories and novels. When I joined Tauranga Writers, some of them began to pop up their heads and get published. I like to write for children and include the environment in [...]

Chocolates are for Sharing

2017-07-14T04:17:16+12:00July 10, 2017|

This story begins during my childhood in the Feltham Children's Home at Otaki Beach. On Boxing Day morning Aunty Maud, who was Miss Feltham's main helper, asked me to collect chicken scraps from the Devantier's beach bach. “They're expecting you,” she said. “And be [...]

Scrivener Assemble

2017-06-04T21:59:28+12:00June 4, 2017|

June 10 is fast approaching for our TW training of Scrivener with Angela Curtis. I've heard some good things about this design tool, how it can make sense of a manuscript. I get lost once it passes 10,000 words. Where did I write that, where can [...]


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