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 2019:

Write and publish an ebook – Sat June 15 & Sun 8 September

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 – Sun 16 June and Sat 7 September

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

Auckland Writers Festival – Friday 17 May

Writers at large, writers let loose – literature takes to the dens and alleys of Auckland’s Lorne Street and surrounds in our third Friday night fiesta. There’ll be a specially commissioned short detective story from the Scotsman Liam McIlvanney read at the Central Library basement by ultraviolet torchlight; high-spirited writing exercises at the Academy Cinema; inspired writing at Gow Langsford art gallery; fun-and-games storytelling and typography at DesignWorks (I’ll be here!); and letters to James K. Baxter in the St James Theatre Lobby. Plus Friday Poem readings, and short poems with sweet cookies from The Receptionist coffee kiosk – all presented by an array of the writing great and good.

This is a totally free event and it’ll be heaps of fun – come along! More information here – book to avoid disappointment.

More events added soon!

“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.

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, feminism and diversity, the literary macabre, digital content, finding your voice, productive habits, gothic & the macabre, 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.

In recent years, I’ve given keynotes and well-attended panels, events, and workshops at LitCrawl Wellington, the Romance Writers of New Zealand annual conference, the National Writer’s Forum, and for SOUL charity for girls. I frequently appear at writing events and festivals across New Zealand and overseas. 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.