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Conclave 3 Writing Workshop

Conclave 3 Writing Workshop

with Karen Miller & Steve Wheeler

There will be two rooms

Karen – upstairs – with an ‘Ask Anything’ workshop

Bring her questions on anything to do with writing – scenes you’re stuck on, characters that won’t behave, dialogue that doesn‘t flow, etc…..

Steve – downstairs – with ‘Set Topics’ including;

How to Write

Script Writing

How to Create the Perfect Pitch

Vehicle design

Model making

Friday 30 March 10am-3pm

The Surrey Hotel, 465 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Bring laptop or pen and paper, any writing you want critiqued, and lunch

Registered Conclave 3 members – free

Non-Conclave 3 members – $30 18+, $20 under 18s

Register at conclave3writingworkshop@gmail.com

Registration essential as places limited

Workshoppers expected to wander between both workshops

A Writing Workshop with Fleur Beale for Writers of Y.A. Fiction – Wtg

Following the success of our first workshop in March, (where we had a waiting list of 10), we are pleased to announce a repeat workshop on Sunday June 9th from 10.30am to 12.30pm. $25 each. Limited to 20 participants. (11 places left).To book, be quick, by emailing us at books@thechildrensbookshop.co.nz

Note this workshop is for adult writers.

To inquire about Term 2 holiday workshops for intermediate and secondary aged writers we recommend you contact Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, where Eirlys Hunter and Philippa Werry are both teaching classes in July.

Sun Jun 9, 2013 10:30am – 12:30pm
To be advised at time of booking

The Ideas Clinic

Think you don’t have a fresh project idea for 2013?  Think again.

This short, sharp creative workout uses dynamic brainstorming techniques to help you generate new ideas, test them out and start expanding the ONE that excites you the most. Participants generate ideas, explore which ideas engage other people and decide which idea to pursue further.

Who’s it for? Creatives, planners, writers. Anyone who needs
a creative boost or new project ideas for 2013.

What do I bring? Pen and paper.
Do I have to share my work? No, but you’ll get more out of it if you do.
Is there a coffee break? Yes!

When: Saturday, 23 February 2013, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Cost: General Registration $80 (incl. GST)

For more information contact: kathryn@kathryn-burnett.com

Book here.


Keen to get your 2013 writing project started?
This stimulating one day workshop gets your next writing project on the page. Using brainstorming and writing techniques this workshop helps you get your project out of your head and onto the page.

Participants will explore their story, create plot, get down a basic structure and develop characters. Come armed with your idea and prepare to start writing. Be warned – this isn’t about writing theory – there will be brain sweat!

Who’s it for? Any writer (new or advanced) who is serious about getting their project up and running. But if you’re after a “basics of writing” class this probably isn’t for you.

What should I bring? Pen and paper.
Is there morning tea? Yes! Morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Plus: This workshop offers a two for one discount. Book this
workshop AND The Ideas Clinic workshop on the previous
day and get $20.00 cash back.

When: Sunday, 24th February 2013, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Cost: General Registration $175 (incl. GST).  Student/Industry Guild Discounted tickets $155 (incl. GST).

Book here.

Beginner’s Guide To Screenwriting

Busting to write for the big screen?  Beginner’s Guide is an intensive two day workshop that demystifies the basics of screenwriting and gets your idea up and running.

Tutor Kathryn Burnett takes participants through the how and why of writing for film including premise, plot, story structure, formatting, dialogue, character and the visual grammar of screenplays.    NB: This is the last workshop of the year!

Kathryn is a screenwriter, playwright, lecturer and script consultant who has worked in the film and television industry for over 17 years.  She has designed this course specifically for beginners and industry professionals looking to up skill.

When: November 3 & 4th 2012

Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland

Cost: $245.00 (gst incl) – bookings absolutely essential.  Numbers limited.

Bookings or further info contact: kathryn@kathryn-burnett.com


Trudi Canavan Writers Workshop – That Got Your Attention

Guest of honour, Trudi Canavan will be running a two hour writers workshop during unCONventional called “That Got Your Attention”.

How do you get the reader hooked from the first word and keep them reading until the last page without sacrificing the detail, grand scope and vision so loved in fantasy and science fiction? Trudi will show you ways to add tension to your writing, and work out the most relevant information to deliver about your characters and settings – and when – without slowing down the pace.

Places on this workshop are strictly limited. Full members only of unCONventional will be allocated places on a first come-first served basis. If you wish to participate, please drop the convention a line.

UnCONventional is the 33rd New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy convention to be held in Auckland on Queens Birthday weekend 2012.

Free Short Story Workshop at ConText

Hands-on Critique: Whipping a Short Story into Shape

Ripley Patton is holding a 90 min workshop at ConText.  Participants will need to come with a finished short story in hand (or on laptop) to use in the various exercises.

Ripley will give the first three who sign up a free short story critique via e-mail before the con.  Email enquires@context.sf.org.nz to sign up.

There is a limit of 10 people for the workshop, so first in first served.

Workshop is being held Saturday 10-11.30am.

Writer’s Workshop with Catherine Asaro

Limited to 10 participants

Workshop details

When: 3 days, Wednesday – Friday, 1 – 3 June, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Where: Barrycourt Quality Motel, 10 – 20 Gladstone Road, Parnell 1052

Cost: $150.00 pp for the course (free parking onsite)

Bring: pen & paper or laptop

Lunch not included

About the tutor

Catherine Asaro is the author of more than 20 Science Fiction and Fantasy novels and many novella and short stories.  When not writing and making appearances at conventions and signings, Catherine teaches math, physics, and chemistry. She is a member of SIGMA, a think tank of speculative writers that advises the US government as to future trends affecting national security.  A former ballerina, Catherine Asaro has performed with ballets and in musicals on both coasts and in Ohio. She founded and served as artistic director and a principal dancer for two dance groups at Harvard.

For more information about Catherine see here.

Please contact enquiries@context.sf.org.nz for a registration form.