About Us

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Originally named ‘The Christchurch Writers’ Circle’, The South Island Writers’ Association (SIWA) was established in 1963 with Dame Ngaio Marsh as the patron.

Over 50 years later, the group is still alive and well, meeting once a month in Christchurch to share writing, hone editing and critiquing skills, and to discuss opportunities and issues related to publishing.


When: 7:30 – 9:30 on the second Thursday of each month (except January)
Where: Meeting room behind St Mark’s Church, Opawa