NZSA WebWorkshops – A series of webinars to enable ongoing professional development

This series kicked off with some workshops we had planned for the NZSA National Writer’s Forum 2020 and features writers and industry professionals offering virtual workshops on topics such as self-publishing, romance writing, poetry, structure, short stories, pitching, contract advice, dystopian writing and the business of writing.

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

Learn more about what to expect in a WebWorkshop in this article from the NZ Author magazine – Spring 2020.

Upcoming WebWorkshops – 2021 season

From Here – Point of View in Short Fiction – Webworkshop – Pip Adam

6pm to 8pm, Thursday 1 July 2021

Pip Adam is the author of three novels: Nothing to See (2020), The New Animals (2017), and I’m Working on a Building (2013); and the short story collection Everything We Hoped For (2010), which won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction in 2011.

Pip’s work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in New Zealand and overseas. In 2012 she received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award. Pip facilitates writing workshops in universities and other settings, including with people affected by crime in prisons and communities. She makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading.

Pip Adam won the 2018 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for The New Animals. She is the 2021 Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington IIML/CNZ Writer in Residence, and her new novel, Nothing to See, was shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards.

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

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“Can I just say that I am so enjoying these online classes – so much better than having to go out in the cold, wrestle for a park etc. Please keep providing these! I live part of the time on a farm and it is just so wonderful to be able to participate in these sorts of things when I am not in the city. Makes all the difference!”

Past WebWorkshops

Getting your manuscript assessed – Webworkshop – Sue Reidy

Conflict is a narrative necessity – Webworkshop – Terese Svoboda

Tea & Chat with crime writer Liam Mcllvanney

Using Amazon ads to find your readers – Webworkshop – Deb Potter

Exploring poetic repetition – Webworkshop – Lynn Davidson

Tackling the ‘School Visit’ – Webworkshop – Melinda Szymanik

Writing Action: The Emotional and Dramatic Moment – Webworkshop – Paula Morris

Poetry’s Bare Essentials – with David Eggleton

The Business of Writing – with Nalini Singh

Starting Right: Drawing Readers into your World – with Bren MacDibble

From the First Sentence: A Workshop on Crime Writing – with Paddy Richardson

Introduction to Flash Fiction: The what, why and when of it – with Michelle Elvy

Ethical Storytelling – with Pip Desmond

Picture Book Magic – with Kyle Mewburn

Novel 101 – with Paula Morris

Poetry Masterclass – with Siobhan Harvey

The short story: character, setting, voice – with Catherine Chidgey

Writing as Manaakitanga – with Whiti Hereaka

Who Are You? Tina Shaw on Creating a Successful Protagonist

Getting through the hoops – with Siobhan Harvey, Geoff Walker, and Geraldine Warren

Making author life work for you – with James Russell

Psychology for Writers – with Darian Smith