PenNorth December 2013

Branch Information:

NorthWrite 2013: Collaboration:

Competition winners will be announced at the December meeting. Good luck to all those who entered.

 Members’ announcements:

No news of members’ achievements this month. Remember to keep us up-to-date with all the good things that happen in your writing world.

Tips and Hints:

At the October meeting we were privileged to have former Radio New Zealand drama producer, Carol Dee, talk to us about writing short stories for radio. She directed us to the guidelines found here and elaborated on various points. For example, when writing for radio set up your main character (name, age if important, etc) in the first few lines of the story, try and keep the writing light and use words in unexpected ways.

Northland Events:

See our new Northland Event Page for regular fixtures and one off Northland Writing Events.

2013 Hokianga Filmmaker’s Workshop: Making a Web Series
Sunday 8 December 2013, 9am – 4:30pm (MAP)

Script to Screen and Ngā Aho Whakaari present a filmmaking workshop on the web series format, with guest speakers Kiel McNaughton (creator/director/actor) and Kerry Warkia (creator/producer/actor), both of whom were key creatives in the successful NZ web series Auckland Daze.

Come and join us for this productive and inspiring one day workshop to learn about this growing medium, and the opportunities and challenges it provides. This workshop is free and open to anyone who is passionate about making film or TV. It is suitable for people for beginners through to people with filmmaking and/or screenwriting experience.

The morning session will cover writing, directing and producing a web series yourself, using clips to demonstrate. Followed by a fun afternoon session of collaborative group work. Bring your ideas to the table and get something made!

The workshop is free but please bring a plate to share for lunch. If you would like to attend, please rsvp by email Eloise at eloise[at]script-to-screen[dot]co[dot]nz

Poetic Voice with Vaughan Gunson
$260: 3 day course as part of Summer Do, Quarry Arts Centre, Whangarei
5th, 6th, 7th January 2014

By utilising a range of individual and collaborative writing exercises participants will develop a collection of writings in their own poetic voice. The group will cover key aspects of contemporary poetry and poems by important New Zealand and international poets will be discussed and critiqued through reading poetry and listening to audio performances.

Vaughan Gunson is a published poet, publisher, editor and has over 10 years experience tutoring, will lead the group through fun and intensive exercises to produce finished poems, a selection of which will be included in a publication at the end of the Summer Do – participants will each receive copies of the publication.

Find out more: Spaces on Summer Do courses are limited so get in touch, detailing your name, contact details and the course that you are interested in. We will then send you more specific information, course content and if relevant a materials list. Once you are sure you want to do the course you will be asked to secure your booking with a non refundable deposit of $100. The balance is payable no later than 13th December.

Contact details: 09 438 1215 or admin[at]quarryarts[dot]org

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