New Kiwi Women Write in the Whau

‘New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories’ is all about creating opportunities for migrant women in Auckland through a series of creative writing workshops, led by professional Kiwi women writers. All participants have the opportunity of getting a work published at the end of the programme. New Beginnings, an anthology of work by these writers, has now been published in five editions and there have been several reprintings.

Workshops will be led by established and award winning New Zealand women writers. The programme is facilitated by Renee Liang.

This course caters to everyone from beginners to more experienced writers.  We’ll cover poetry, prose and non fiction writing and end with your work being published!
To participate, you must be:
– a woman aged 15 or over
– not born in New Zealand.

You can write in any language, but the course is taught in English so a reasonable understanding of English is recommended.
Workshops groups run for four sessions. Preference will be given to those who can attend all four workshops.

Where: New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Ave, New Lynn.
Dates for Workshops: Sundays from 12.30pm to 4pm. March 5, 12, 19, 26. Booked Out
Second Session Added: Saturday 2:30 – 5:30 pm March 4, 11, 18, 25
Book Launch: 3pm, Saturday 13 May, 2017
Cost: Free (bookings essential)

New Kiwi Women Write Their Stories’ was created in 2012. The program is funded by Local Boards in Auckland. To date the programme has been delivered in Albany (2011), Glenfield (2013),  Sandringham (2013-2014) and Puketapapa (2015 & 2016). 

Here’s some FAQs Renee has been asked over the years.