Writing Groups

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Interested in writing? Love to write? Need some inspiration or motivation? 

What do you need from a writing group?

  • To talk with other writers and get feedback from the group.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for writing.
  • Something else?

Upper Hutt Writes

On the third Saturday of each month, we get together at the Upper Hutt Library at 11am. For those who want to read their story based on the challenges from the previous month, we do that first. This includes discussion on the writing, ideas, issues people were having or anything really.
We then discuss the theme for the session, handouts are provided (also emailed out within the week) and a writing challenge given, based on the theme covered.
The themes can be based on requests from attendees and information found on writing blogs and podcasts is used with the Links to the sites.

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Can’t make it to Upper Hutt for the group but would like to join?

Check out our membership section on Ko-fi

You can join us remotely, practise writing and developing your skills with us. There are three membership levels depending on how involved you want to become.

What did we do at the Writers Plot Bookshop group?

Note: This group is now Upper Hutt Writes @ the Library

  1. Writing
    The more we practise, the better we will become.
  2. Building confidence with our writing
    It’s all about practice and extending yourself.
  3. Resulting in –
    • Writing short stories and poems for ‘The Hutt Zone’ programme on Wellington Access radio.
      Some of these short stories are available on Amazon for Kindle.
      Links to these stories are on the Writing Group Stories page.
    • Publishing an anthology of short stories and poems ‘A Box of Words’ – find out more about this book on our website shop.