Writing Creative Prose

Take your writing to the next level with award-winning novelist Paula Morris. Develop the skills you need to write stories, novels, personal essays or memoirs – from point of view and narrative structure to character, setting and dialogue. This is a practical class for prose writers of all experience levels, and includes writing exercises, seminars, close reading and workshops over a lively and intense week.

Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whatua) is the author of the story collection Forbidden Cities(2008); the long-form essay On Coming Home(2015); and eight novels, including Rangatira(2011), winner of best work of fiction at both the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and Ngā Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards. Her most recent book is False River(2017), a collection of stories and essays around the subject of secret histories. She teaches creative writing at the University of Auckland, sits on the Māori Literature Trust, Mātātuhi Foundation, and New Zealand Book Awards Trust, and is the founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature. Appointed an MZNM in the 2019 New Year Honours, she currently holds the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. 

 *This Workshop is now Fully Booked*

Please call (09) 838 44 55 to be added to the wait list. 


Includes most materials



5 days
Mon 13 – Fri 17
10am – 4.30pm


 Writing Creative Prose