Whāingaroa Writers World: a remedy for abibliophobia

Black and neon Whāingaroa Writers World poster

Whāingaroa Writers World is a natural aid in preventing and relieving abibliophobia, a humorous noun describing the very real fear of running out of reading material.

The programme provides a potent dose of highly absorbable workshops, writing events, and books by local Raglan authors for anyone who shares the love of writing, illustrating, and reading.

Numerous and varied positive effects include connecting with and supporting the Raglan writing community, learning, enjoying, and finding inspiration.

Black and neon Whāingaroa Writers World poster showing the dates and times of the workshops, book launch, and pop-up gallery featured in February's programme.

Ingredients for the inaugural February programme

  • Thursday, 22nd February 7 pm, workshop, Courage, Resilience and Failing Well by Lance King (koha entry)
  • Friday, 23rd February 7 pm, workshop, A Writing Journey by Steve Horne (koha entry)
  • Saturday, 24th February and Sunday, 25th February 10 am to 1 pm, workshop for students (11+ years), Write and illustrate your own book by Anne Neville (koha entry)
  • Friday, 1st March 6 pm, book launch, Feijoa: a Story of Plants, People, Obsession and Belonging by Kate Evans (free entry)
  • Friday 23rd February to Friday 1st March, 10 am to 2 pm, pop-up gallery featuring books by local authors for sale (including a certain slim volume titled, The Faring Light Letters by me!)


Visit the Old School Arts Centre at 5 Stewart Street, Raglan as often as required.


  • Excessive exposure may cause imagination, overflowing bookshelves, and the uncontrollable urge to write.
  • If symptoms persist, keep an eye out for future workshops and pop-up galleries.

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