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New Zealanders at War: Writing War

Vaughan Park


The Michael King Writers’ Centre is delighted that acclaimed New Zealand novelist Patricia Grace will be one of the speakers at New Zealanders at War: Writing War, this year’s residential workshop for mid-career and experienced writers.

Other speakers/panellists in the workshop include leading international military historian Chris Pugsley, Damien Fenton from Massey University, oral historian and author Megan Hutching, Gavin McLean from the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, historian and archaeologist David Veart, Puawai Cairns from Te Papa, art historian and author Jenny Haworth, peace activist and author Maire Leadbeater and social historian Te Awhina Arahanga.

Writing War will cover all aspects of writing about war: research, the resources available, the ethics and the issues. It will include sessions on writing military history, social history, the experience of Maori and Pacific Island people, war in fiction, drama and art, pacifism and conscientious objection, and the changing perspectives on war.

The annual Michael King Writers’ Centre residential workshop has become an important opportunity for New Zealand writers. Designed especially for experienced writers to hone their craft, it is a high-level, intensive symposium style seminar featuring some of the best talent in the country.

It is held at the Vaughan Park retreat in Long Bay, Auckland.
When: Saturday October 24 to Monday October 26, 2015 (Labour weekend)
Location: Vaughan Park Retreat and Conference Centre, 1043 Beach Road, Long Bay, Auckland 0630 –

Cost: Workshop including all meals and single accommodation $595 incl GST Workshop including all meals and shared twin accommodation $550 incl GST A 50% non-refundable deposit is required once your application is accepted and full payment will be required before the workshop starts.

For an application form, full programme details and speaker profiles, please visit our web site, contact the centre or click on this link: The Michael King Writers’ Centre is grateful for the support of Foundation North.

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Michael King Writers Centre

2 Sep 2015

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