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The Novel: From Conception to Completion

The Novel: From Conception to Completion

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  • Mon 14 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tue 15 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Wed 16 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thu 17 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm
  • Fri 18 Jan ’19, 10:00am – 4:30pm


Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mount Lebanon Ln, Henderson


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $375.00

Summer School 2019.
The Novel: from Conception to Completion with James George.

"(Storytelling)... is a game for two players... it kicks into life when a reader’s imagination collaborates with that of the writer" - Lindsay Clarke

Based on skills and technique this workshop is designed to be practical, technical and inspirational. Exploring fundamental structures of narrative storytelling and how these can be expressed in creating fiction, writers will take away “a novel writer’s toolbox”, with experience in thinking about, discussing, and working through all the issues that may crop up in writing novels. Suitable for beginning writers and those progressing a novel draft.

About James George:
James is an acclaimed novelist and short story writer of Ngapuhi, English and Irish descent. Author of Wooden Horses, Hummingbird, and Ocean Roads, he currently teaches and mentors on the Master of Creative Writing programme at AUT University in Auckland. James is Chair of Te Ha, the writers committee of Toi Maori Aotearoa, (2005-2018) and is currently working on his fourth novel, Sleepwalkers Songs, and fifth, Two Rivers.

About Thalia Henry - Guest Tutor:
Thalia’s debut novel Beneath Pale Water published in October, 2017 was awarded a gold award in the 2018 IPPY competition - Australia/ NZ Best Regional Fiction category.

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