Introduction to Creative Writing

This six week course starts Wednesday 25th January, 2023, 6pm in the CLASSROOM at 23 Princes St, central Auckland (or anytime one-on-one ZOOM or email ONLINE). It is intended to introduce you to the skills and techniques that make story-telling so enjoyable. You might already keep a journal, or have written some poetry or short stories, but would like to discover the tools professional writers use to make their work publishable. 


John Cranna, Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize shows you how to create powerful scenes; how to knit these scenes together into a riveting story; how to show rather than tell; how to write sizzling dialogue. We also look at the musicality of language, and the poetic effects that create memorable sentences. You will learn the five common traps that beginner writers fall into. As you progress you will begin to discover your own authentic voice.
In the CLASSROOM course your work is received and reviewed in a supportive way but with some constructive feedback. We create a fun and social atmosphere, and by the end of the course you will have completed a story of your own choosing.

The ZOOM OR EMAIL one-on-one version of the course is the same, but you are guided by your own one-on-one personal tutor through the modules of the course.
We provide a free follow-up workshop several months after your course finishes.
Thirty Creative Hub graduates have published novels or been successful in national writing awards in the last three years. See our Reviews and Successes page. Some of John Cranna’s graduates are now publishing in New York and London.

Graduates of the Introductory course receive a 10% discount on our 30 Week Fiction / Memoir Course, taught by some of NZ’s leading authors.

Tutor: John Cranna was voted Best Post Graduate Teacher by students at AUT University. He is the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He also edited NZ’s largest circulation magazine for five years.


CLASSROOM course: $497 incl GST 

ZOOM OR EMAIL ONLINE course: $496 incl GST 


Classroom Venue: 23 Princes St, central Auckland. Free parking for our students. Large, warm, well-ventilated room. Maximum class size twelve. Masks optional.


Classroom Date: Wed, 25th January, 2023, 6pm to 8.30pm. Six weekly classes at this time.


Enrol for either course here … 



Choose Your Course

Introduction to Creative Writing Auckland

6 week course
One session per week. $497 incl GST
Wednesday 25th January, 2023, 6pm to 8.30pm
at 23 Princes St, central Auckland. Masks optional.

Introduction to Creative Writing Wellington

6 week course
One session per week. $498 incl GST
Start date to be confirmed.
150 Cuba St, CBD. Masks opional.

Introduction to Creative Writing ZOOM or EMAIL

Start any time. $496 incl GST
Set of modules with your own one-on-one tutor, an internationally published author.
Learn from anywhere in the country.

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