Kings Birthday Fiction School

Have fun with a like-minded bunch of scribblers. This is the twelth year of our popular three-day fiction schools (June 1st-3rd, 2024), and the event has its own unique atmosphere in our beautiful Victorian house on the edge of leafy Albert Park.


We show you the basic writing techniques used by professionals, such as creating memorable scenes, transforming your own life experiences into fiction, and writing great dialogue. What is the Hero’s Journey? What is Show, Don’t Tell? What is the best way to end a story? What are the five common traps start out writers fall into? We offer a supportive group environment in which you can explore your writing ideas and connect to other aspiring writers.



You may have dabbled a bit already, or be writing a novel, or you might simply want to learn how to start. At the end of the course you will received detailed feedback on a story of your own choosing that you have created over the three days. We offer you a free follow-up workshop later in the year. Graduates also receive a 10% discount on our popular 30 week Fiction / Memoir course.



Tutored by John Cranna, Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. John’s books have been published in NZ, Australia, UK and in France. Voted best Post-Graduate teacher by students at AUT University. He also edited NZ’s largest circulation magazine for five years.


Dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd June, 2024 (Sat-Monday).


Times: 10am – 4pm each day (hour lunch @ 1pm)


Venue: 23 Princes St, central Auckland. Dedicated free parking. (Large, well-ventilated room.)


Course Price: $498 incl GST (pay now, or pay later)

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