Wānaka Writing Workshop Weekend

October 28th — 29th, 2023 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Community Networks, 34 McDougall Street, Wānaka

Book here: Wānaka Writing Workshop Weekend | Humanitix

Welcome to the Wānaka Writing Workshop Weekend. If you're a writer, or thinking about writing, then this is for you.
Five two-hour writing sessions (and a performance workshop and showcase) over two days, 28th and 29th October 2023. The schedule, in brief, is as follows:


9.30-11.30 Ritual in Writing

How we set ourselves up for writing is so important. Explore how you can incorporate physical and emotional rituals into your writing practice.

Facilitator: Rushi Vyas

12.30-2.30 Sounds Good

Great writing works for both the eyes and the ears. Inject sonic awareness into your writing so you can harness the power of the auditory experience for both writer and audience. 

Facilitator: Claire Lacey

3.30-5.30 Let's Get Personal

The personal essay is having a moment. Learn how to shape your personal narrative into publishable pieces.

Facilitator: Laura Williamson 


9.30-11.30 Nature Writing 

In a time of climate crisis it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Experiment with describing and interacting with the natural world in your writing. 

Facilitator: Eliana Gray

12-30-2.30 Editing Works

Editing is a crucial part of writing. Learn processes, tips and tricks to help you shape your work.

Facilitator: Liz Breslin

3.30-5.30pm Performance Workshop & Showcase

Are you a writer who likes to hear your words aloud? We'll share ways of making sure your performance is comfortable and fun for you and for the audience. All welcome to read, all welcome to watch. 

Facilitators: Claire Lacey, Eliana Gray, Laura Williamson, Liz Breslin, Rushi Vyas

Writing workshops are at Community Networks and the performance workshop and showcase at Rhyme and Reason.

We're selling full weekend early bird tickets through to the end of September, at which point we'll release individual session tickets if there is still any capacity. So get in now if you want to be sure to get a place!

We're open to writers of all abilities and genres and we like our workshops to be safe spaces so please come with respect, thank you. 


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