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.
Friday, June 22, 2012
28 July, 10.00–14.00 (free)If you're thinking about a creative
writing course, there are lots of things you want to know.
What's it like in there? Are the tutors right for me? Who are
the classes best suited to? Come along to our free Open Day next month to get the
answers direct from us and our tutors, all over a bucket of tea and a
delicate bit of cake.
Writing For Children with
Three months. Tuesday nights from 2 October Shabba me whiskers!
14 weeks of just what you want - workshops on every aspect of writing
children's books, plus support and guidance on your own work. All with Mr
Gum himself! There's a common idea that writing stories for children is
somehow an 'easy option' - you just leave out the big words and away you
go, right? Wrong. Find out more
Writing For Young Adults
with Julia Green and Moira Young
Three days. 26–28 October Dedicate a weekend in October to
grappling with your young adult novel. Whatever stage you are at on your
writing journey, a series of practical exercises and informative
discussions will help you discover your own writing 'voice' for this, the
most challenging of audiences, in a positive and supportive workshop
environment. Find out more