Call for women’s sto­ries

Central Leader - - NEWS -

A se­ries of free writ­ing work­shops aimed at mi­grant women will re­turn in Fe­bru­ary.

New Kiwi Women Write Their Sto­ries cre­ative writ­ing work­shops were cre­ated by the Auck­land Coun­cil in 2011 to help mi­grant women in Auck­land find their voice and ex­press them­selves through lit­er­a­ture.

Bud­ding writ­ers are en­cour­aged to ex­per­i­ment with a range of cre­ative tech­niques, cul­mi­nat­ing in the pub­li­ca­tion of a book and a pub­lic launch and read­ing.

Fa­cil­i­ta­tor Re­nee Liang says ex­pres­sion through the writ­ten word can be a great way to meet oth­ers in the com­mu­nity, record ex­pe­ri­ences and mem­o­ries and dis­cover new writ­ing tal­ent.

‘‘Each time we’ve run the work­shops the most amaz­ing and in­spir­ing sto­ries have come out.’’

The work­shops run through Fe­bru­ary and will con­sist of two groups of up to 15 peo­ple each.

Cour­ses will be held at the San­dring­ham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from Fe­bru­ary 1.

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