A Conversation with Carl Nixon – get to know Carl; a relaxed evening of chat, readings and a Q&A.
8 July 2022, 6 to 7.30pm
$25 includes a complimentary glass of wine
Doors and cash bar open at 5.30pm.
Carl Nixon teaches the skills of Fiction Writing
9 and 10 July 2022 10am to 4pm each day
$180 for 2 days
Numbers strictly limited.
We’re very excited to announce the supremely talented crime novelist, short story writer and playwright Carl Nixon as our tutor for our 2022 Creative Writing weekend.
A trained teacher, Carl is today a full time writer and the author of several novels, a collection of short stories, and seven acclaimed plays for adults. His novels have been published in New Zealand, Germany, France, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Egypt, the United Kingdom and The United States. He has twice won the Sunday Star Times Short Story Contest, the New Zealand top short story prize and the Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield Contest, in 2007. In 2018 he was the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow in France. His novel, Rocking Horse Road, appeared on lists of the top crime novels of 2012 in Germany and was completed during his time as the 2006 Ursula Bethell /Creative New Zealand Writer-in-Residence at Canterbury University. He represented New Zealand at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in both 2012 and 2013. His collection, Fish “n’ Chip Shop Song and other stories was published in 2006 by Random House NZ and went to number one on the NZ bestselling fiction list and was short listed for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 2007.
What is a story? This two-day workshop will focus on the fundamentals of storytelling. A hands-on practical workshop with an emphasis on writing exercises where you will explore the question of what makes a satisfying story and how to organise your narrative from the beginning to the middle, and then to the end. You will also look at creating characters and finding their individual voices. Come along prepared to write and to share your work. Carl will cater the work to suit whatever level you’re up to – the beginner or the more advanced. “Brave, bold and unflinching, Carl Nixon’s Settlers’ Creek is one of the best novels to come out of New Zealand. It’s not only a gripping, brutal thriller but also a dissection of a country and its culture. It’s the kind of book that gets you run out of town.” Witi Ihimaera
“Carl Nixon, actually, is one of my favourite New Zealand writers. I love his stuff. I’m very excited to have a new book.” Kathryn Ryan; Radio NZ
“He is a major talent and Rocking Horse Road is a very good book. You should read it.” Warwick Roger; North and South Magazine. https://www.carlnixon.co.nz/ You are able to book separately for the Friday evening Conversation with Carl Nixon and the two-day writers workshop. Anyone who’s read any of Carl’s novels will know them to be absolute page turners. Don’t miss this rare treat to learn from a master! Complete and return a registration form today – you must book the evening talk separately from the writing weekend.
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