Ethical Storytelling – WebWorkshop – with Pip Desmond

10am to 12pm, 8 July.

Writing creative non-fiction poses unique ethical challenges. In this workshop, we’ll explore the courage it takes to write about real people, the place for compassion, and ways to manage the tension between the two. We’ll also look at how to tell the truth while still telling a gripping story. You are welcome to send questions in advance to be answered during the session.

Pip Desmond is an award-winning writer of creative non-fiction. ‘Trust: A True Story of Women and Gangs’ won Best First Book at the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Awards and her latest memoir, ‘Song for Rosaleen’, was longlisted for the 2019 Ockham Book Awards. She has also written ‘The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea’. Pip has a background as an oral historian, journalist and parliamentary press secretary. She was Massey University’s 2019 writer in residence. Her TEDx talk on ethical storytelling can be viewed at

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

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NZSA WebWorkshops are hosted on Zoom. Zoom is free to download