Why Writing an Essay is Like Following a River – A Webworkshop with Lynn Davidson

Headshot of Lynn Davidson with autumnal background

NZSA Webworkshop on 6pm – 8pm, Tuesday 20 August

In this workshop we will look at the way creative essays follow a thought or idea in a discursive way, allowing for divergence, connections, and surprise.

Lynn Davidson writes poetry, memoir, essays and fiction. She had a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013 and a Bothy Project Residency in the Cairngorms in 2016. She won the Poetry New Zealand Poetry Award, 2020, and was 2021 Randell Cottage Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence. In 2023 she was Mike Riddell Writer in Residence in the Ida Valley, Central Otago. Lynn lives in Edinburgh and calls Aotearoa New Zealand and Scotland home.

Fee: NZSA Members – $35. (Non-members – $65)


  • Please note that the Webworkshop is held on Zoom.
  • Bookings close at 2pm on the day prior to the workshop or when workshop reaches capacity.
  • If you are unable to make the live event, all attendees can access a recording of the Webworkshop to view for one month after it is aired live.