Our 2018 Creative Writing courses are now open for enrolment.
There are 4 Online Courses and 4 fortnightly and 2 manuscript Courses in Dunedin. We also have 4 Casual Saturday Classes in Dunedin. The Manuscript classes are full for 2018, but if you are interested please contact us to go on the waiting list.
Casual Saturday classes focus on one particular aspect of writing in fiction, memoir, nonfiction and poetry. Longer courses are Finding Your Voice, Tools for Storytelling, Writing Your Life, Making Fine Poems, and the Manuscript Class. Classes are small and supportive. Students receive individual feedback and extensive notes on longer courses.
If you have any questions about any of the courses, feel free to contact us.
Although there is a starting date for face to face courses, it is possible to enrol at any time in the online courses, as long as they are completed within the generous time frame of 10 months.
New Zealand has lost one of its literary benefactors within days of making one of her last endowments. Dianne Beatson, of Palmerston North, died on Sunday night, shortly after NZ Society of Authors selected Dunedin poet, writer and teacher Diane Brown as recipient of the 2014 Beatson Fellowship.
The fellowship, a one month stay at Dianne Beatson’s Foxton Beach residence with a $7000 stipend, has been endowed for 13 years by Peter and Dianne Beatson whose interest in supporting New Zealand writing led them to set up the fellowship in 2001. [Read more…]
Diane has been named a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services as a writer and educator.
Dunedin-based poet and novelist Diane Brown plans to use the prizemoney from the 2012 Janet Frame Memorial Award to write a new collection of poetry.
Brown picked up $3000 with the award, announced recently.
The biennial Janet Frame Memorial Award is offered by the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) from a bequest provided by The Janet Frame Literary Trust to help a mid-career or established author further their literary career.