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.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
One off Advanced Fiction Course
Advanced Fiction Course – journey to publication
This is a one-off new course offered to graduates of our Thirty Week Fiction courses, those with a Masters of Creative Writing, or those who have published a book of fiction.
It will run from 2nd August to 26th October 2016. It will feature workshops on manuscript development by some of NZ’s leading fiction editors, plus sessions by successfully published writers who are graduates of our Thirty Week Fiction Courses and its predecessor. In addition, student work will be discussed on a weekly rotational basis, using feedback from the group in sessions chaired by Hub director John Cranna. We will also be covering scholarships, mentoring and bursaries available to start out writers.
Start Date: Tuesday August 2nd 2016, 6-9pm Course Length: 12 weeks, weekly on Tuesday nights
Geoff Walker – Former publishing director, Penguin Books "Working with fiction writers to bring their work to print" (Two workshops)
Harriet Allan – Current Fiction publisher, Penguin Random House "Publishing fiction in New Zealand in 2016, and Penguin / Random House’s role in the books scene."
Fiona Sussman – novelist: "Moving from a creative writing course to international publication."
Ann Glamuzina – novelist: "“Writing a best-seller, and the role of a publishing collective of like-minded people in helping bring that about."
Rosetta Allan – novelist: "My journey as a writer to successful publication by Penguin Books."
Mark Broatch – Books and Arts Editor, NZ Listener: "The way the media works, and how to get yourself noticed by books editors and other journalists."