9AM – 4.30PM, SATURDAY 25 MARCH, HAGLEY COLLEGE, 510 HAGLEY AVENUE, CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL CITY, CHRISTCHURCH
Each one-day conference offers local writers access to professional development, masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions taught by experienced writers from across Aotearoa.
These events are organised in partnership with local NZSA branches to build collegiality, connection and new opportunities for professional development in local settings.
The events are lively, inclusive, stimulating and practical and offer something for writers across the spectrum. Sessions cover craft, publishing, marketing and much more!
Welcome with Vanda Symon
Opening Kōrero: Witi Ihimaera in conversation with Tina Makereti
Workshops: Three dimensional characters – Not just skin deep with Vanda Symon; Internetting for Authors 101 with Jack Cottrell; Poetry close reading with Joanna Preston; Editing with James Norcliffe
Discussion: “What is a literary genre but a family of works that resemble one another – in style, form, technique, goal or philosophy?… Genre can be viewed as affiliation.” Rachael King and Jack Cottrell. Chaired by Vanda Symon
Closing Address: Tina Makereti
4.30pm-6pm: Join the NZSA Canterbury Branch for complimentary drinks, nibbles, chat and a chance to make those all important connections.
(Image clockwise from top left: Rachael King, James Norcliffe, Vanda Symon, Witi Ihimaera, Joanna Preston, Tina Makereti, Jack Cottrell)
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- Changes may need to be made on the day due to Covid-19 or other issues. In the event of illness of a presenter, we will do our best to provide an alternative session on the day and/or arrange a session online with the original presenter, after the event.
- We will be following all COVID-related guidelines as directed by the venue. We ask that you stay home if you are unwell.