Carry on Writing Memoir

9.30am - 4.30pm
Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room
9 Iver Trask Place

Carry on writing memoir for book council.pngCarry on Writing Memoir is an intensive two day workshop with writer and teacher Lynn Jenner.

An intensive two days of workshopping intended for people who have a project underway, are interested in keeping their motivation up, and want to keep on developing their writing style.

A fortnight before the course you will send in up to 1,000 words of your project. This will be shared with the group to read before the first session.

On the course you will bring the group up to date with your project and goals then the group will workshop your piece.

You will get a block of time focused completely on your work.

The course will end with a discussion on challenges and working strategy from here. Reading other people’s work before the course and preparing your feedback on each piece takes place outside of the session and is part of the learning.

Limited to 12 participants.
$150 for two days of tuition and refreshments.
To reserve your space contact Kirsten Le Harivel at

Lynn Jenner started her writing career at 50 with a year’s full-time study at Whitireia Polytechnic. Since then she has completed an MA and a PhD at the International Institute of Modern Letters and written two books, Dear Sweet Harry (AUP) in 2009 and Lost and Gone Away, (AUP), published in 2015. Dear Sweet Harry won the NZSA Jessie MacKay prize for the best first book of poetry and her memoir Lost and Gone Away was a finalist in the non-fiction section of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards in 2016. Lynn teaches creative writing and mentors writers. In 2017 she published research into the teaching of creative writing. Lynn’s author website is