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Spooky Story Competition

Because it’s October and school holidays we’re running a spooky story competitions – not just for the kids but for anyone who wants to join in the writing fun. It can be an original or a retelling with a twist. Details on our Competitions page.

Competition closes Sunday 27th October at one minute to midnight.

Prefer to read rather than write? One our our authors has just published a rugby zombie satire short read as an ebook which we recommend.  Go to Amazon or Smashwords to see details.

Wam Bam Author Event

We will be attending the second Wham Bam Author Jam event in Christchurch on 26th October. Hope to see you there. For more information and see which authors will be there – look on the website and facebook page.

Cryptobyte: book launch

Friday, 8 November 2019 from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Upper Hutt City Libraries, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, New Zealand 5018

Please join us to celebrate the release of Cat Connor’s 11th book in her Byte Series and the reveal of the super secret launch cake!  Author talk – book signing – cake – nibbles – refreshments – q&a

Writers Plot Writing Group

We will be hosting a writing group in the shop, every 3rd Saturday of the month. Talk with other writers, get some feedback from the group on your work. Tell us what do you need from a writing group. All welcome, refreshments provided. $5  Next meeting – 16 November 2019.

All welcome, bring some of your writing to share, or something you working on.


Spies Publishing has partnered with Brain Bunny Workshops – Creative Writing Classes for Children to bring you
They will edit, format and print your child’s story (and illustrations) into beautiful books, for you, your friends and family to treasure forever.
If you’d like to know more about the service we’re offering, you can find out more in this video,
or email info@spiespublishing.co.nz.

Wairarapa Word

First Sunday of the month at 3pm – Carterton Events Centre
Featured writers and open mic. Entry by koha
To check what events are on – Follow Wairarapa Word on Facebook
Hosted by Almo’s Books, High St, Carterton.
Supported by Carterton District Creative Communities Scheme.

What else?

A Book a Month book club—a great Christmas or birthday idea
Rent a desk for the day in the shop—refreshments and Internet access provided
Editing/proofing/beta reading services available at competitive costs
Publishing assistance provided
Kids luck dip books $15

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