New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories

Giving a voice to Auckland's migrant women

Week 2 – May 14+15, 2016

This week was taught by Miriam Barr and Ya-Wen Ho, on Poetry. We began with introductions – why we write, and our experiences of poetry. Some love and use poetry … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Week 1 – May 7+8, 2016

We have kicked off our month of writing!  It was amazing to get to know everyone this weekend – we are from 16 different countries! –  a little of your … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Workshops – FAQs

Thinking of enrolling? here’s some FAQs we have been asked over the years… What are the criteria for enrolling? Simple! You must be 1. A woman (15 years or over) … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

NKW workshops 2016!

Seeking ‘New Kiwi’ Women Writers Are you a writer, or would you like to be one? We’re holding an exciting series of workshops during May, for ‘New Kiwi’ women who … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book launch 24 Jan, 2015!!!

Auckland Council and Puketapapa Local Board invite you to a garden party and book launch. This event is to celebrate the successful conclusion of a creative writing workshop series for … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Workshop 3 – Prose. Nov 15+16 2014

Only brief notes this week, as the notetaker (me) wasn’t there!  I was ably covered by Vivienne Plumb (Sat) and Jo Emeney and Ros Ali (Sun). Viv says.. “We looked … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Workshop 2 – Poetry Nov 7+8, 2014

Poetry: what is poetry? Rhyme, rhythm, repetition, music? The best words in the best order? It’s concentrated emotion, but works best when there are concrete objects or images. The words … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Workshop 1 – Introduction to writing. 1st and 2nd Nov, 2014

Our November 2014 workshops have kicked off!  Two groups of keen writers met on Sat afternoon and Sunday morning for the first time, with tutors Renee Liang, Vivienne Plumb and … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Week 4 – editing

Wow, time has flown – this is our final week!  This week we had a discussion on editing before having time on our own to do this and also have … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Week 3 – Prose

 What is prose? Can be long or short Often narrative or character focus (but not always) Has been influenced by other forms eg poetry, TV/film, visual arts, social media  – … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment