New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories

Giving a voice to Auckland's migrant women

About the Project

‘New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories’ was created in 2012. The program is funded by Local Boards and delivered through Auckland Council. To date the programme has been delivered in Albany (2011), Glenfield (2013),  Sandringham (2013-2014) and Puketapapa (2015). Workshops in Puketapapa will again run in May 2016.

‘New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories’ is all about creating opportunities for migrant women in Auckland through a series of creative writing workshops, led by professional Kiwi women writers. All participants have the opportunity of getting a work published at the end of the programme. New Beginnings, an anthology of work by these writers, has now been published in five editions and there have been several reprintings.

The programme is facilitated by Renee Liang, and writers have included Janet Charman, Ya-Wen Ho, Johanna Emeney, Ros Ali, Miriam Barr, Paula Morris, Riemke Ensing, Sarah Liang and Siobhan Harvey (bios on the sidebar). Participants of all nationalities and writing abilities are welcome.

Contact: Shaan Eru 09 890 8770, to enrol or be put on the mailing list for future events.

 Workshop details for 2016:

Workshop 1: Saturdays – 1pm to 4:30pm.  May 7, 14, 21, 28, The Pah Homestead, 72 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough
Workshop 2:


Book launch:

Sundays – 9am to 12:30pm.  May 8, 15, 22, 29      Wesley Community Centre, 740 Sandringham Road, Sandringham

Saturday July 2, 4-6 pm at The Pah Homestead


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