Workshops and Events

"I do talk a lot of wank." – Steff Green.

Workshops and Events

“Steff Green knows her stuff. At RWNZ 2018, a roomful of experienced authors all gained from Steff’s deep knowledge. Steff’s material is well-organised for easy digestion, and her delivery is heartfelt and humorous.”
Simon Hertnon – author of Endangered Words


For someone who identifies as an introvert. I love to talk. Get me started about a subject I’m passionate about, and you can’t shut me up. You will discover this when you attend one of the workshops, events, and keynotes I give throughout the year. You’ll also get a ton of actionable advice, sordid tales from the trenches, and some giggles.

Here’s where I’ll be in 2018:

SOULCircles for Girls (Takapuna Friday 9 March, Newmarket 8 April).

SOUL (Sources of Unconditional Love) is an amazing charity creating programmes for girls to help replace prejudice with support and love. As a SOUL Ambassador, I’ll be speaking at these intimate SOULCircle gatherings to a group of teenage girls about following their dreams and using their creativity to create positive change.

For more information about SOUL, visit their website.

Write and publish an ebook – Sat 10 March

This course teaches you how to write your own ebooks and sell them through sites like Amazon. Whether you write novels, how-to guides or are finishing your family history, publishing an ebook is a great way to get your words out into the world.

Rutherford Continuing Education. Register now

Writing your first novel – Sat 17 March

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know where to start? Discover everything you need to know to start … and finish … your first novel. Learn how to plot and pace the action, how to create characters readers can root for, and how to get a publisher interested or self-publish yourself.

Rutherford Continuing Education. Sign up here

You’ve Got Mail – Romance Writers of NZ Conference – 10-12 August 2018

I’ll be leading one of the breakout workshops on building a successful author newsletter and using email automation to connect with your readers and turn them into fans. The conference has an amazing lineup of international speakers, including Bella Andre, Damon Suede, and Nalini Singh, and it’s always heaps of fun.

For more information and to register now, see the RWNZ website.

Digital Publishing – Sat 8 September

I’ll be giving a 90-minute talk about digital publishing and growing an audience online at the Hibiscus Coast Writers Group. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and chat about your own projects. From 1PM in the Pohutukawa Room at Whangaparaoa Library.

More events added soon!

Writing Romance and Erotica – Sat 22 September

I’ll be part of a panel on writing sex and romance at the National Writers Forum. organized by the New Zealand Society of Authors. Join us to talk about smut, sexual tension, empowerment, and creating sizzle on the page. It’s going to be a blast.

For more information and to book tickets, see the National Writers Forum website.

“Steff Green is an original writer with a magnetic charm that transcends fiction and nonfiction; books and life. I am lucky to count her among my friends, and her books among my library.”
Felicity Banks, curator/head writer, Magic in the Mail.

LitCrawl – Various venues around Wellington, 8-11 November.

LitCrawl is the premier writers festival in Wellington. In true kiwi style the main event involves a literary crawl through various venues and bars around the city, getting exposed to new ideas and amazing writers.

I’m involved in three events – Crip the Lit: The Great Debate,  where two teams of disability and literary luminaries debate the moot that there’s no such thing as a disabled writer. We are all just writers. Killed Off a conversation between me, Annaleese Jochems, and Elizabeth Knox about how and why we kill off characters (I am SO excited about this one), and a self-publishing workshop where I spill all my secrets.

Hire Steff for your writing workshop, corporate event, or inspirational keynote.

Need a dose of punk-rock cheerleading as you start on the perilous path to writing and publishing your novel? Want to discover insider tips on building a successful indie publishing career? Need to inspire an awesome event with a story about overcoming impossible challenges? Keen to introduce your marketing team to the power of content and storytelling?

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Steff Green, a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author and senior marketing professional who can speak with flair and passion about writing, telling your story, diversity, the literary macabre, digital content, finding your voice, productive habits, empowerment, and making your dreams come true.

I provide polished keynotes and detailed workshops that leave attendees’ heads buzzing with ideas and inspiration. And I do it all in a pair of scuffed docs and an Iron Maiden t-shirt.

“Steff’s workshops are packed with information, succinctly set out, and clearly explained. You will come away from the workshop with excellent step-by-step notes to follow, all delivered in straightforward language. If jargon is unavoidable, Steff explains it. I highly recommend any workshop offered by Steff.”
Jen Yakes, writing workshop attendee.


I’m a regular workshop convener at the Romance Writers of New Zealand annual conference, and I frequently appear at writing events and festivals across Auckland and the rest of New Zealand. I’ve taught weekend writing workshops through Rutherford College for more than five years, and mentor students one-on-one to help prepare their manuscripts for publication.

I love to travel. If your event is in some far-flung corner of the globe, I’m definitely interested!

“I’d long since given up on being a writer, but Steff’s workshop gave me the confidence to pull my manuscript out of the drawer and see its real potential. She outlined all the options, and thanks to her advice, I can now call myself a published author.”
Helen Rodriguez, writing student.


If you want to know what you’re getting into, listen to me talk about writing and productivity on the Writer Files podcast, watch a short clip from a recent workshop or download blurbs for my keynotes and workshops.

For information about hiring me to speak, please email with details of your event.