Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whatua) is the author of the story collection Forbidden Cities (2008); the long-form essay On Coming Home (2015); and eight novels, including Rangatira (2011), winner of best work of fiction at both the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards. Her most recent book is False River (2017), a collection of stories and essays around the subject of secret histories. She teaches creative writing at the University of Auckland, sits on the Māori Literature Trust, Mātātuhi Foundation, and New Zealand Book Awards Trust, and is the founder of the Academy of New Zealand Literature. Appointed an MZNM in the 2019 New Year Honours, she has been awarded numerous residencies, including Bellagio (the Rockefeller Foundation) and the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship.
Creative Nonfiction: Art and CraftSaturday 5th October, Double wānanga: 8.30am-10.30am & 2.00pm-4.00pm
Registration required (limited numbers).
If you’re interested in writing memoirs, personal essays, family histories or travel stories, explore how the techniques of fiction (creating scenes, evoking setting, realising characters and using dialogue) can transform your work. This wānanga includes craft lessons, writing exercises and close reading of published work. It’s designed to be practical, and for all levels of writing experience.