Novel 101 – WebWorkshop – with Paula Morris

10am to 12pm, 8 August.

Explore the key concerns of the novelist, including point of view, narrative scope, and characters creating story, in this craft-focused interactive seminar.Note: Within the class I will discuss the narrative structures of three novels in particular, so if participants have time to read them in advance, that may be useful for them (though it’s not necessary): ‘The Remains of the Day’ by Kazuo Ishiguro; ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ by Jay McInerney; and ‘The English Patient’ by Michael Ondaatje.

Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whatua) was born in Auckland in 1965. She is the award-winning author of short stories, essays and novels, including ‘Rangatira’ (2011) and ‘False River’ (2017), and convenes the Master of Creative Writing programme at the University of Auckland. Paula sits on the Māori Literature Trust, Mātātuhi Foundation, and NZ Book Awards Trust, and is the founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature ( Appointed an MZNM in the 2019 New Year Honours, she has appeared in festivals around and world and been awarded numerous residencies, including the 2019 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.

WEBWORKSHOP ATTENDANCE FEE: NZSA Members – $30. (Non-members – $60)

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