Welcome to InkSlingers! We’re a social writing group based in central Wellington. We meet every Sunday afternoon at a central city location (see below), and sometimes oftener. We have a Facebook group and Slack for online discussion, and occasionally meet up for non-writing related activities like playing board games.

We started as a group of NaNoWriMo participants who wanted to write year round, and that informs a lot of our approach. Some of us are published, some aspiring, and others creative hobbyists. We all believe that writing can and should be fun. Most of our members take part in the NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo challenges each year.

We are not a critique group, but if you’re looking for writing support and discussion – or just some good company and conversation – then Ink Slingers is the group for you. We’re queer friendly, free of genre snobbery, and lorded over by Quillbert the Literary Hedgehog.

New members are welcome to pop by, but we recommend contacting us via the form below so we can know to look out for you and help you to find us. If you can’t make local write-ins, but would still like to hang out on the Slack channel with us, you can also use the form to request an invite.


Venue Information

We currently alternate our meetings between Nandos on Courtney Place and Wellington Central Library  (first floor, near the computer books section). Please bring your own writing materials. You are welcome to bring non-messy snacks into the library; when we’re at Nandos please try and purchase something if you’re able.

We chose these venues in part because they are central, close to public transport, and have step-free access. If they’re not accessible to you and there’s something we can do about that (including considering a venue change in the future) please get in touch.


Schedule

Sunday, 11 February 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 18 February 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 25 February 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 4 March 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 11 March 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 18 March 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 25 March 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 1 April 2018 No meet-up No meet-up
Sunday, 8 April 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 15 April 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 22 April 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 29 April 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 6 May 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 13 May 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 20 May 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 27 May 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 3 June 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 10 June 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 17 June 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 24 June 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 1 July 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 8 July 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 15 July 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm
Sunday, 22 July 2018 Central Library 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 29 July 2018 Nandos 12pm-4pm

Contact InkSlingers

(Check all that apply)
(eg "Northern Suburbs" or "Upper Hutt" - we're not asking for your address)
(eg "Fantasy novellas" or "blog posts" or "I'm transcribing my hedgehog's memoirs")