Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, May 26, 2014
The Creative Hub - Auckland's Waterfront Writing Centre
We have five copies of Creative Hub graduate Rosetta Allan’s new novel ‘Purgatory’ to give away. The novel, published this month by Penguin, is based on the Otahuhu murders of 1865. Those who enrol in any July course will be in the draw to win a copy of this hot new novel.
Our next 30 Week Fiction Course begins on 30 September. The course is in its fifth year, and features many of NZ’s leading writers and editors as workshop leaders and mentors, including Fiona Kidman, Tessa Duder, Geoff Walker, Roger Hall, Chris Else, Sarah Laing, Elisabeth Smither and Judith White. Students receive one-on-one mentoring over the summer with an established Kiwi writer. Graduates regularly report that the most valuable aspect of the course is the close support of a group of like-minded start out writers. Many graduate groups go on meeting for years after the end of the course, so you get several years support for the price of one! Seven graduates of our 30 week fiction courses have gone on to publish novels or win prizes in national writing awards.
Hub tutor Tessa Duder runs a narrative structure workshop on our 30 Week Fiction Course
Check other upcoming courses below:
Introduction to Creative Writing, Tues 8th July, 6-8pm, eight weeks (or any time online)
Have a go! This course is intended to introduce you to some of the basic skills and techniques that can make writing so enjoyable. You might already keep a journal, or have written some poetry or short stories, but would like to find out about some of the tools professional writers use to make their work publishable. If so, this course is for you. Graduates receive a 10% discount on our 30 Week Fiction Course. Taught by Creative Hub director John Cranna. More detail...
Business Writing course, 10 & 11th July 2014, 2 days
We will teach you now to communicate your ideas accurately, simply, clearly and in compelling English. The ability to write persuasive marketing material, media releases, and business documents is a vital business skill, which can significantly improve the success of your business or not-for-profit. Taught by leading PR guru, Tom Romeo. More detail...
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