Venue of the Creative Hub

The Creative Hub provides a variety of writing courses, taught by some of New Zealand’s leading writers. With water views of Auckland's beautiful Viaduct Basin, we offer a stunning location in which to learn new skills and have fun. Our tutors and workshops leaders include many well-known authors, including Tessa Duder, Roger Hall, Sarah Laing and former Penguin publisher Geoff Walker. Since 2010 seven of our graduates have had novels published or won prizes in national writing awards. 
Business Writing Course (2 days)

Introduction to Creative Writing

Next start, 25th-26th Sept. We will teach you how to communicate your ideas accurately, simply, clearly and in compelling English. The ability to write accurate and concise business documents is a vital business skill, which can significantly improve the success of your business or not for profit. Out tutors are some of NZ's leading communications professionals.
Next start 6pm, Thurs 14th August, in our waterfront room, or anytime ONLINE. This eight week / module course is designed for anyone who would like to build their creative writing skills. It's taught in our beautiful waterfront room, or online, by Commonwealth Writers Prize-winning author John Cranna.
The Story of Your Organisation

Fiction / Memoir Writing Course

We have worked with some of NZ's largest - and smallest businesses and not-for-profits, to help them tell their brand story in a compelling way. From the re-launch of NZ's largest circulation magazine, which the NBR called 'one of the most remarkable transformations in NZ media history,' to the renowned Hesketh Henry Heritage Programme, we have enjoyed unparallelled success in brand relaunches and brand story-telling.
Starts 6pm, 30th Sept. This 30 week course is intended for those who would like to write a work of fiction or a memoir. We help you find your own distinctive voice through workshops, exercises and supportive group feedback. The course  features workshops by many leading NZ authors. We also match you to an established NZ author for one-on-one personal mentoring. Our mentors include some of NZ's best known writers.
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Manuscript Assessment
Summer Fiction School, Jan 2015       
We will critique your short story, or complete novel manuscript, using the standard tools of analysis used by publishers. Our manuscript appraisal will look at story strength, depth of characterisation, scene construction, atmosphere, tone, setting and dialogue.
Take the plunge! Immerse yourself in three days of writing craft on Auckland's lovely waterfront. A start-out course for anyone who wants to have a bit of fun, and learn some new fiction writing skills. 10am to 4pm daily.
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  E / Niche / Self Publication Workshop
Book publishing has changed dramatically in the last few years, with the contraction of mainstream paper book publication channels, and the rise of niche and e-publication through channels such as Amazon's CreateSpace, and Smash Words. This workshop is designed for those who would like to be guided by our experts through the exciting new opportunities of E / niche / self-publication.

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5% of Creative Hub profits go to the
PEN International Writers in Prisons Scheme