Shortcut to the Sublime with Pip Adam
In this two-day workshop we’ll explore ways of writing fiction about and like music.
We’ll meet on Saturday 20 June and discuss some examples of ways of writing music into fiction. Many fiction writers have written music into their work in different ways: Marcel Proust, Thomas Mann, Teju Cole, Zadie Smith, Andrea Lowler, Kirsty Gunn, Nick Hornby and Jennifer Egan. Using some of their work we’ll talk about our experience as readers and writers and see if we can come up with some approaches. We’ll also complete some writing exercises. Between the two workshop days we’ll write short stories, perhaps developed from the exercises, which we’ll share on Saturday 27 June.
The workshop will be held at El Rancho, 58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach from 10am-3pm on Saturday 20 June and Saturday 27 June. We will be following all Ministry of Health guidelines to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
Limited to 12 participants. Find out more here or to register email Kirsten@kahini.org.
Pip Adam is a prose writer who started out writing poetry but got seduced by narrative – she loves a good story. She’s published a collection of short stories, Everything We Hoped For (VUP, 2010) and two novels, I’m Working on a Building (VUP, 2013) and The New Animals (VUP, 2017). She has a new novel coming out in 2020 called Nothing to See (VUP). The New Animals won New Zealand’s top fiction prize in 2018, the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction. She facilitates writing workshops in all sorts of places and makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading.
More of the Kāpiti Series will be announced soon.