Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Creative Hub: Write on the Waterfront

The Creative Hub provides a variety of writing courses, taught by some of New Zealand’s leading writers and teachers of writing. 
Located on Auckland's beautiful Princes Wharf, we offer a stunning location in which to have fun and learn new skills. We aspire to the highest standards of excellence, and offer a supportive environment for you to explore your creativity. 
New courses for 2012:
 Travel Writing & Photography Course, starts 7 February, 6pm to 8pm, 8 weeks
Shape your travel experiences into stories that can be published in this stimulating course. Tutored by Yvonne van Dongen with two photography workshops taken by Greta Anderson.
Introduction to Creative Writing, starts 1 March, 6pm to 8pm, 8 weeks
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, then this is the course for you. Tutored by John Cranna. 
Advanced Fiction Course, starts 14 March, 6pm to 9pm, 2 x 15 week semesters
Take your writing to another level with this course for writers who are working on short stories or a novel. We offer a creative, collegial environment in which to hone and develop your writing. In workshops and tutorials you will be encouraged to develop your distinctive writing voice, extend your characters and explore story structure. Weekly three-hour sessions are chaired by John Cranna, with workshops by leading New Zealand writers. This course is based at the Michael King Writers' Centre in Devonport. Tutored by John Cranna. 
The Art & Craft of Memoir, starts 27 March, 6pm to 8.30pm, 8 weeks
If you have ever been tempted by the idea of writing your memoir or life story, but not known where or how to begin, this course will provide you with the confidence and skills to help you access your creativity and writing talent. Tutored by experienced memoirist Deborah Shepard. 
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