South Taranaki District Libraries offer free writing workshops with Judges of the awards. This year the workshops were delivered digitally via the Zoom platform. 2020 workshops were held in June.
Whiti Hereaka focused on character creation -- how to create compelling characters that feel and sound real. Exploring how story and action spring from character. While Poetry judge, Glenn Colquhoun covered ways of approaching the writing and shaping of poems … as well as some ways of picking them up every now and then, like shells on a beach.’
Free Workshop Times (for those entering the Open Section)
You will need a computer with internet connection and pen and paper. A link to join the session will be sent to you on registration.
Short Story/Script writing 10-11.30 am
Poetry 2-3.30 pm
To attend the poetry workshop participants must submit a poem with registration. The poem must be: * no longer than 25 lines * non rhyming * about an object in your everyday life
Poems, must be submitted by June 6th. These will be used on the day as Glenn will workshop his way through them explaining techniques & giving hints and tips. These are not your poems for entry in the competition.
If you are a secondary school student, online workshops have also been organised for you from June 9-12. To attend please contact either your HOD English or your School Librarian.