South Island Writers’ Association (SIWA) is a Christchurch based writing group. We meet monthly to hone our writing and discuss issues related to publishing.
SIWA’s monthly competitions
Once a month, SIWA runs two competitions for its members, one judged by an experienced writer, and another judged by members of the group. A prize giving is held the following month where the winners are announced and asked to read their story to the group.
Our current competition schedule includes genres such as:
- Flash fiction and short stories
- Book reviews
- Children’s picture books
- Novel extracts
Meetings also feature such activities as panel discussions, open mics, and presentations on the craft of writing.
Visiting and joining SIWA
If you are an active writer we invite you to visit a meeting and give us a try. If you decide you would like to join, we ask for either proof of publication or samples of your writing for evaluation.
We have members of all ages, from all over the South Island (and some North folks too), and all walks of life. You can read about some of our current members on the SIWA Member Profiles page.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:30
NOTE: We do not meet in January.
Conference room behind St. Marks Church
101 Opawa Road
To join please send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org along with three short pieces of writing (if unpublished)
For any enquiries, please contact: