Word Christchurch – Writers workshop

Glenn Colquhoun

We are thrilled to welcome the talented Glenn Colquhoun to pass on his writing advice to poets and prose writers alike. This workshop is not to be missed for writers at all stages of their craft. Glenn will explore general approaches to writing creatively; he will also  spend time working on individual pieces selected from those attending the workshop. Those planning to attend will need to supply one poem they have worked on or a short piece of prose no longer than 500 words.

Hurry! This workshop is limited to 18 attendees and will sell out quickly.

Glenn Colquhoun is a poet and children’s writer. His first collection The art of walking upright won the Jessie Mackay best first book of poetry award at the 2000 Montana book awards. Playing God, his third collection, won the poetry section of the same awards in 2003 as well as the readers’ choice award that year. He has written four children’s books and published a book of essays entitled Jumping ship and other essays. He was awarded the Prize in Modern Letters in 2004 and a Fulbright scholarship to Harvard University in 2010. In 2012 he was part of the ‘Transit of Venus’ poetry exchange at the Frankfurt book fair and in 2014 represented New Zealand on the Commonwealth Poets United poetry project which celebrated the Glasgow Commonwealth Games that year. Late love – sometimes doctors need saving as much as their patients was published by BWB in 2016. He works as a GP in Horowhenua.


WHEN:Saturday 2 September, 1.30-4.30pm

VENUE:The Chamber, The Piano, 156 Armagh St


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