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Finding Your Narrative Voice:
A Fiction Workshop

Saturday 3 August, 9:30 - 11:00am

Trust Waikato,

4 Little London Lane

$30 cost, registration required via website.

Award-winning writer and experienced creative writing teacher Emily Perkins will lead an interactive workshop on finding the right voice for your fiction.

Finding the right voice is essential for getting a writing project off the ground. The point of view, sounds, rhythms and vocabulary of your prose all profoundly affect the story you are telling.

In this workshop you will look at where your voice comes from, how it sounds on the page, ways to experiment with finding the right voice for your story, and different approaches when you’re stuck.

The workshop costs $30 and includes morning tea. Registration required. 

The Trust Waikato Building is on Little London Lane, off London Street, Hamilton. The Trust has a sizable carpark and there's lots of parking outside and close by.



Emily Perkins is an award-winning writer from Wellington whose most recent novel Lioness (Bloomsbury, 2023) won the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Other books include the Women’s Prize longlisted The Forrests, the winner of the Montana Medal for Fiction Novel About My Wife, and Not Her Real Name.

She also writes for theatre, film and television.

Emily is a member of the Folio Academy, an Arts Foundation Laureate, and a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature.

​Photo: Ebony Lamb

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