Thursday, 5 March 2015

Welcome to Tinderbox 2015

Tinderbox is a professional conference for New Zealand writers and illustrators to be held on 2 - 5 October 2015 in Wellington.

Tinderbox offers something for all writers and illustrators and is designed to be an interactive and inspiring experience. The programme includes practical workshops, informative panel discussions, and insightful keynote speakers. Topics range from self-publishing, book production, marketing and contracts, public presentation skills, to next-steps for published writers, first-three-page manuscript critiques, and meet the small presses. There will also be workshops for illustrators and a dedicated illustrator's day, including hands-on time on the tools. Running alongside these sessions will be an innovative, real-time, collaborative project. Further details will be announced once they are finalised. 

The conference will be held at St Catherine's College in Kilbirnie, Wellington, just across the road from The Childrens Bookshop. The conference is non-residential so attendees will need to arrange their own accommodation.  A list of potential providers will be uploaded shortly. Please be aware that the World of Wearable Art festival runs in Wellington from 24 September  until 11 October so early bookings are recommended. 

The conference programme will be available online from 1 June and registration opens on 15 June.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page, "Tinderbox 2015", and if we have your email details we will keep you informed. You can also contact us on 

Tinderbox 2015 aims to ignite sparks, shed light on new practices, to nourish and energise writers and illustrators. We look to forward to seeing you there. 

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