South Island Writers' Association Collection
The South Island Writers' Association (SIWA) is a Christchurch based writing group which meets monthly to hone their writing and discuss issues related to publishing. Established in 1963, SIWA was originally called the 'Christchurch Writers' Circle' with Dame Ngaio Marsh as the patron. Today, the group holds more than sixty members from Christchurch, Karamea, Nelson, Akaroa and Oamaru. They promote and run a number of literary competitions and events to foster the art of writing in New Zealand. This collection contains stories from SIWA members written about the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.