Sticky Saturday Classes: Dunedin 2024
One-off Saturday classes focus on facilitated writing exercises which are designed for writers of all levels and all genres. Class exercises can re-energise your enthusiasm and stimulate your imagination. Students find them entertaining and helpful in developing confidence. To ensure a good quality of feedback, each course will be limited to 10 participants. Courses undertaken will be dependent on minimum numbers for each.
Courses will be held at Tui Bevin’s house, 129 Signal Hill Rd, Opoho which is comfortable, warm and has expansive views.
Tea and coffee and sticky buns provided, bring your own lunch.
Fee: $65, $55 to ex-CWD students, $50 to current long course students. Students who come to four of the first five Saturday classes can attend the last class, Catching Up for free
Starting Anew or Afresh
This day will be given to refocusing on your writing and finding new ideas and topics. Exercises will be given on a variety of subjects, and you can choose to write fiction, poetry or memoir. The emphasis is on spontaneity and sharing your writing with a supportive group.
Saturday 17 February 2024: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.
This day will focus on the role of narrative in either fiction, poetry or memoir and introduce some new ideas and fresh perspectives.
Saturday 13 April 2024: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.
Making Meaning for Readers
In this class we will focus on the role of the unknown reader. How do you know what will make sense and resonate with a reader?
Saturday 25 May 2024 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.
Tell it Slant
This day will be an opportunity to look at new approaches in your writing to mix up genres and surprise yourself.
Saturday 20 July 2024: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.
Best Words, Best Order
In this class we will concentrate on poetic writing whether that is in poetry, fiction or memoir. We will play with metaphor and finding fresh images.
Saturday 21 September 2024: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.
This day will be devoted to some reflexive writing and sharing some writing done over the year and also discussing ideas for writing in 2025.
Saturday 9 November 2024: 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.