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Hello and welcome to Romance Writers of New Zealand, ! Please excuse our dust while we currently redesign our website. Membership, conference and contest information is below. If you have any general enquiries, please don’t hestitate to contact us here.  Check out our Announcements page for the latest happenings and contest news.


Romance Writers of New Zealand Inc. has been providing professional support, education and networking opportunities to romance writers at all levels for over 25 years. Writers at all stages, from beginner to experienced, are welcome to join RWNZ.

Our members enjoy:

  • An annual conference with major international speakers, including editors and agents
  • Online members-only communities where writers can interact and learn from each other
  • Monthly publications with craft, marketing and business advice
  • Writing contests for all levels
  • Online and chapter writing workshops
  • Regular regional meetings where writers can meet and mingle face-to-face

To join RWNZ, please complete the membership form and paypal payment here: JOIN


2016 Annual RWNZ Writers Conference: All You Need Is Love 

Our Annual Conference Planning is well underway – save the date for this must attend event: 12 – 14 August, 2016 at the Waipuna Conference Centre, Auckland.  Our bookings will open soon. Watch this space!

We’re absolutely thrilled with the line up of speakers that will be educating and inspiring us, including:

Screenwriting legend Michael Hauge, who will be conducting his full one-day Story Mastery workshop all day Friday 12th August, as well as speaking throughout the weekend conference.

NYT Bestselling Author, Keri Arthur.  Author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, Keri has written more than thirty-three novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy.

New Zealand writer, tutor and script consultant, Kathryn Burnett. Kathryn has worked in the television/film industry for 20 years, has significant television writing credits and has developed numerous television series for New Zealand’s major production companies.  She was the Executive Director of the New Zealand Writers Guild between 1997-2000 and the screenwriting tutor at South Seas Film and TV School between 2003 and 2007.  In addition, she is an in demand Script Consultant/Assessor who has worked with numerous writers and production companies.

Workshop leaders also include:

Rachel Bailey, USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance

Deborah Challinor, leading NZ historical author and historian

Dance Folkus, Waikato’s traditional, folk, historical, and vintage ‘World of Dance’ group

Swordplay workshop, led by Matthew Mole

Questions about conference? Email rwnz16 [at]



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