Workshop and Master Class

May 2018

June and July 2018 bring a new workshop and master class to young writers aged 15-25:

Workshop in Poetry with Jenny Bornholdt + Editing and Publishing with Nicola Legat – Friday 22 June 2018

This workshop will suit students with a special interest in poetry, particularly those who are curious about the creative process of and the journey to publication. This is a unique opportunity to be in the company of one of our foremost poets. The bonus hour with Nicola Legat should encourage students to think about what happens when their writing travels from their hands to those of an editor. It is a must for any student contemplating career in writing or publishing.

Jenny Bornholdt is one of NZ's most celebrated poets, and Nicola, a writer and editor with years of experience.
Both women have been recognized by the NZ Order of Merit. Jenny was made a member in 2013, and Nicola was made an officer last year.



Master Class with Fiona Samuel  - Sunday 1 July 2018

Fiona is an acclaimed writer, actor and director, and this winter's Michael King Writers' Centre, writer-in-residence. She writes screenplays, stage plays, radio plays and television drama. Fiona currently has two films in active development, and her most recent television dramas include Bliss - The Beginning of Katherine Mansfield and Consent - The Louise Nicholas Story. Both of these dramas screened on TVNZ One as Sunday night tele features and earned multiple awards, high ratings and audience acclaim. This year, Fiona has been teaching the MA in Creative Writing in screenwriting and playwriting at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University in Wellington.
This workshop will give students the tools they need to create your own work for television or the Internet. Covering story, genre, characters, series arcs, setting and tone, this workshop will take students through the basic building blocks for creating series drama, and use "in the room" examples created by participants to show how to get started and fire up the creative imagination.

All enquiries for either of the above, please email Jo and Ros youngwriters@writerscentre.org.nz