Sit Down and Write Workshop
Sunday 2 July, 9–11am.
Jacquie McRae (Tainui) lives in Te Arai. She has twice been a Pikihuia Award finalist with her stories published in Huia’s short story collections. She received a place on the inaugural Te Papa Tupu scheme that mentors emerging writers.
Jacquie’s first novel The Scent of Apples (Huia, 2011) won a gold medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPYs) in New York. It was selected by the International Youth Library in Munich and received a White Ravens label. The novel is partially set in Raglan!
Jacquie’s short stories have appeared in several anthologies. Her latest short story is published in Stories on the Four Winds, Nga Hau E Wha (Huia, 2016).
Jacquie holds a Masters in Creative writing with first-class honours. She is currently working on a draft of the novel that she produced for her masters, which she hopes will be completed for publication this year.
Join Jacquie for a two-hour workshop aimed at encouraging people to sit down and write.
Participants will be provided with tools and given writing exercises to start (or progress) them on their writing journey.
The emphasis is on the short story, but many of the components are transferable no matter what people are writing. There will be notes available with links to websites, books and writing competitions to keep you motivated after the workshop finishes.
This workshop has now sold out.
Review for The Scent of Apples.
“An exquisitely told first novel from this New Zealand Author…McRae has a talent for getting inside the mind of a young girl – and her writing has all the bitter-sweetness of those cider apples.”
– Isobel Marriner and Sue Baxalle, Canvas Magazine, 2011.
Jacquie will also be appearing on Saturday 1 July at 9am, as part of our In Conversation: Local Books in the Making event.
See next speaker: Paula Green >>