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.
Introduce a friend to either of our two summer courses and be in a draw to win one-on-one mentoring with internationally published author and Hub tutor Robert Glancy.
Summer Fiction School runs from 13-15th January and is suitable for anyone wanting to develop their writing skills. Our Intro to Creative Writing (starts on 2 February) is the same course over eight weeks. Many graduates of both courses have gone on to successfully publish novels and win awards.
Auckland novelist Robert Glancy’s books are published by Bloomsbury, London, and Bob tutors and mentors at the Creative Hub where he recently won the annual Hub Award For Most Innovative Presenter.
Recommend either of our summer courses to a friend, and let us know when they have enrolled. We will draw the prize on 30th January, and you can schedule your six hours of mentoring at any time during the following three months. Read a rave review of his latest book here...
Summer Fiction School
10am to 4pm, 3 days, 13th – 15th January Have fun with a like-minded bunch of scribblers in a beautiful room on the waterfront this January! This is the sixth year our Summer Fiction School has run, and the course has its own unique atmosphere in this magical waterfront location. We show you the basic writing techniques used by professionals, such as creating memorable scenes, transforming your own life experiences into fiction, choosing the right point of view, and writing great dialogue. What is the Hero's Journey? What is Show, Don't Tell? What is the best way to end a story? We offer a supportive group environment in which you can explore your writing ideas and connect to other aspiring writers. More detail...
Introduction to Creative Writing
6-8pm Thursday 2 Feb, 2017, 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..