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    The Great Write Away

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    OUR NEW 2023 WRITER'S RETREAT IS CALLED THEE WRITE AWAY.

    IT WILL BE HELD 17 - 23 AUGUST 2023

    SEE PROGRAMME AND TICKET INFORMATION HERE: 

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    THE GREAT WRITE AWAY WAS OUR 2022 EVENT -READ DETAILS BELOW

    7 Day Writer's Retreat - with Masterclasses, Workshops and panel discussions. 

    We offer workshops for writers - taking a wholistic approach from the beginning of the first idea, all the way through to publishing or self-publishing and marketing your books. 

    Sevent days of Masterclasses, workshops, panel discussions and case studies, taught by seasoned professionals.

    Tickets for live event are available for "active" writers or You Tube replays of all key sessions are available for "armchair" writers. 

    Created by writers, for writers

    The Great Write Away is a seven step programme that breaks the writer's journey into seven manageable pieces. 

    This event is "hybrid" - some lessons are only taught on-line while others are for live events, if you can get to Rotorua. 

    Steps 1 - 4 are taught online (purchase the replays for $9.99) and watch them any time it suits you. 

    Steps 5 - 7 taught in Rotorua (with replays available) - we focus on editing, formatting, printing, publishing, self-publishing and marketing. 

    More detail about the LIVE Events: 

    • Friday 30th September - focus on story telling, editing and hands-on sessions creating a book cover or journal (Arts Village)
    • Saturday 1 October - focus on self-publishing, panel discussions, printing and publishing, what book sellers library and bookshop tours (Library)
    • Sunday 2 October 2022 - focus on memoir, publication tips, step-by-step guide for launching and selling your book. (Library)

    VIEW A COPY OF THE FULL PROGRAMME AND SPEAKER PROFILES HERE

    Learn from the best

    Learn from some of New Zealand’s best creative writing tutors, award-winning authors and book selling experts.

    Here's our lesson plan

      Who are you as a writer? Being your own legend: Keynote with Shelly Davies (Monday)

      Create compelling characters with Julia Anne (Monday)

      Giving your characters an authentic voice with Amy Scott (Monday) 

      Location, location, location - with Fiona Farrell (Tuesday)

      Giving objects power - Catherine Chidgey (Wednesday)

      How to write a short story with Diane Brown (Thursday)

      Masterfully bring your story to life with Vicki Arnott (Friday)

      Highlights from writer's workshops (Auckland Writers Festival + Word Festival Christchurch) (Friday)

    ❖  Edit like a pro with Emma Neale (Friday)

      Becoming a Best Selling Author with San and Oia Eng (Friday)

      Book Cover Avec Vino + Tea - Live only Studio session with Carol (Friday)

      Book Cover Avec Vino + Tea - 2 hour workshop on-line (theory with Julie Lawrence + creative session with Eleanor Girvan)

      Self-publishing 101 - the ultimate "how to guide" with Tom E Moffatt (Saturday)

      How to write and publish a Memoir that matters with Charlotte Squire (Saturday)

      Format your book professionally with Steve Rogan (Saturday)

      What booksellers really want with Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb (Saturday) 

      Finding my way as an artist and an author with Alex Stone, including options for funding (Sunday)

      Pathways to publishing with Nikki Crutchley (Sunday)

      Creative strategies for health. harmony and wellbeing for authors with Jessica Newman (Sunday) 

      Step by Step Guide to launching and selling your Book with Julia Anne (Sunday)

      Marketing your books with Fiona Cole (Sunday)

      Selling books. What really works with Adrienne Nairn  (Sunday)


    VIEW A COPY OF THE FULL PROGRAMME AND SPEAKER PROFILES HERE

    OR BOOK TICKETS TO ALL EVENTS HERE OR ORDER THE REPLAYS FOR ONLY $9.99


    SOCIAL PROGRAMME:  

    (1) Creative Hands-on session Book Cover Avec Vino + Tea:  Make a journal cover with Carol, Friday afternoon welcome function) ONE TICKET LEFT!!!

    (2)  Mad Hatter Natter with Platters (Saturday morning tea after the Self Publishing Workshop)

    ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:  We have a range of self-contained units, bed and breakfasts, holiday homes, lodges, guest houses and suites, especially reserved for writers staying Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Tick the box to enquire, when you book your tickets. 

      VIEW A COPY OF THE FULL PROGRAMME AND SPEAKER PROFILES HERE

      OR BOOK TICKETS TO VIRTUAL OR LIVE EVENTS HERE.


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