The Big Mid-Winter Write-In (Live Event)

The Big Mid-Winter Write-In (Live Event)

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NZ$45 – NZ$75

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Studio One Toi Tu

1 Ponsonby Road


Auckland, Auckland 1011

New Zealand

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Calling all writers! The Big Mid-Winter Write-In is a fun writing marathon that will get you cracking on that story!

About this event

Want to get that writing project moving? Like hanging out with other writers? Craving some dedicated writing time?

This event is for you.

What is a Write-In?

A fun, intensive writing sessionwith other writers. We get together over coffee, we ease into the session with creative writing prompts then we start writing. Then we hang out over a leisurely and delicious morning tea - and then we write some more.

Want to progress your story?

Focus, motivation and dedicated writing time is an unbeatable combination. And writing with other writers is incredibly motivating.

This is what you will get at The Big Mid-Winter Write-In:

  • A delicious chunk of dedicated writing time
  • The motivation to move your project forward
  • Stimulating writing prompts
  • The inspiration that comes from working with other writers
  • An end to your procrastination (you won't have time - you'll be too busy writing.)
  • Great food and company.
  • A friendly space and opportunity to connect and hang out with other writers

NB: Numbers are strictly limited. BOOK NOW

Tutor: Kathryn Burnett

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright who has worked in the NZ television/film industry for over 20 years. She is also an award-winning columnist and runs the popular Writing Room. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for NZ’s major production companies. Her most recently produced TV projects include – "The Tender Trap" "Under The Vines" “Fresh Eggs,” “The Sounds” and “The Cul de Sac.” She is also eagerly awaiting the world premiere of her latest play "The Campervan" in September 2022.

Writing Workshop Testimonials:

What people say about Beginner's Guide Writing Workshops...

"Kathryn is an inspiration - funny, self-deprecating, real and she KNOWS how to get people writing. Also the world's best- writing nag. Stop procrastinating and book one of her workshops!" Bex Ansell - Novelist

“Struggling to get a sluggish writing project back on track? Whether you’re a beginner or an established writer, Kathryn’s Goal-Setting Workshop is the perfect prompt to turbo-boost your writing. I was thrilled with this workshop. Great questions. Revelatory.” — Lee Murray, three-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee and author of Into the Ashes.

“A great shot in the arm injection of creative juice! Thanks, Kathryn for your warm and down to earth delivery. Really loved it!” -- Melissa Parsons – Teacher, Researcher, Author.

“Kept me writing notes and solving problems in my writing projects all day. Fascinating and very helpful!” -- Amy Paulussen – writer

“I solved a problem that’s been plaguing me for months today! Thank you." Zoe Meager Author

“Loved Kathryn’s relaxed and yet professional teaching style – great sense of humour and ability to communicated ideas clearly and concisely.” Katherine Smith – Data Entry Operator

“I wrote a story that was directly inspired by one of Kathryn’s creativity exercises during her workshop. The story went on to win a NZ Society of Authors competition and I have just heard that it has been accepted for publication in Landfall! A real breakthrough for me.” Bronwyn Calder

“The workshop really helped hone my idea down to its emotional core, and gave me useful practical application to plan an outline to follow. Highly recommended.” Wayne Hotu, Writer

“Thank you so much for a very enjoyable, productive day. You have given me just the jump start I need to begin working on my stage play and I really appreciated your practical and hands on approach to the workshop. “ Emma Love – Celebrant/Writer

“Thanks for an awesome day Kathryn! I came away feeling a thousand times clearer on what I'm writing.” Lucy Fullarton

You might like to use your Mid-Winter Write-In to:

    • Finish, rewrite, edit or improve an existing project
    • Start & complete a new Flash Fiction Submission
    • Start & complete 1st draft of a new short story
    • Start & complete 1st draft outline for your new screenplay idea.
    • Outline your new novel.
    • Just play with a bunch of new ideas to see what happens!


    Q: Who is this event for?

    A: Any writer with a project or an idea. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro.

    Q: Is this a "how to" creative writing workshop?

    A: No. This is a creative get together with a focus on "do".

    Q: Does it matter what type of project I'm writing?

    A: No - it can be anything from a bunch of haiku to a screenplay to an epic novel - it's entirely up to you.

    Q: Will I have to share my work?

    A: Nope.

    Q: What should I bring?

    A: Your laptop and pen & paper.

    Q: Tell me about the morning tea break?

    A: We'll be enjoying a leisurely and delicious morning tea break which will give you a chance to meet with other writers.

    Q: What is your refund policy?

    A: In case of cancellation by organisers - particpants will receive a full and automatic refund. Participants may cancel and request a refund up to at least 7 days out from the event.

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