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Creative Writing Programme 2020

Jo in chair cropped 002Welcome to Hastings District Libraries Creative Writing Programme

Join us through the year on a creative writing journey, mentored by writing instructor Jo Morris, to develop your unique literary voice.

Jo will present a series of themed writing workshops, helping you learn to write in a vivid and engaging style that connects with readers.

Scroll down to enjoy a selection of writing from programme participants. 

Sharing Christmas memories is fun! Write about what Christmas means to you, and create something that will be  cherished by your loved ones.
In this workshop, you’ll work with memories of what Christmas was like for you growing up, or the story of a particular Christmas.
Jo will help you recall specific moments and details of your Christmas experiences, and then turn those memories into a piece of writing to share with whanau, family and friends.

One 2 hour session 10am - 12pm

30th October

Hastings War Memorial Library

Spaces are limited. Please Register Here.

There is no charge to attend. This workshop is kindly sponsored by The Friends of Hastings District Libraries.

Learn to write the story behind why you are bequeathing your loved possessions to family, whanau and friends. Theses skills will enable you to create a memory memorabilia book that includes photographs and stories of why these items are precious or meaningful to you, where it came from and perhaps why it is being gifted to a specific person.

One workshop series consisting of 3 x 2 hour sessions

Monday 9th, 16th and Wednesday 25th March at 10.00am 
Hastings War Memorial Library

Spaces are limited. Please register below.

There is no charge to attend.  

Learn the art of telling the story and experiences of your life.
During these workshops, you’ll focus on a few important people and events from your life. You’ll learn to write about these in a vivid, engaging way, so your family, whānau and friends can enjoy them.

The workshop series consists of 3 x 2 hour sessions

June 29th, July 6th, and 13th

Hastings War Memorial Library

Spaces are limited.

There is no charge to attend.

These session are for writers moving on from the introduction class. Writers will learn how to develop aspects of the introductory sessions with more in-depth writing about events, people, and objects.

Advanced workshop series consisting of 3 x 2 hour sessions

Fridays August 28th, September 4th and 11th

Hastings War Memorial Library

Spaces are limited. This series is kindly sponsored by the Friends of Hastings District Libraries.

 

Participant Writing

Enjoy this selection of writing from Advanced Memoir Writing participants Denise McBride, Paul King, Piripi Whaanga and Julia B.

We may take photographs or video recordings during events and programmes which may be used in Council promotional material.

Hastings

Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed

Havelock North

Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday CLOSED

Flaxmere

Monday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday CLOSED

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