The Kāpiti Series

Each year Kahini hosts a number of one-off workshops and events on the Kāpiti Coast (and occasionally in Wellington City!). You can find out about and register for upcoming events by clicking on the images below or keep updated about future events via our mailing list


“Walking Backwards into the Future” A Two-Day Workshop About Time with Ruby Solly.


Date: 10:30 am–4:30 pm, Saturday 24 and Saturday 31 October
Location: Waikanae

In this two-day workshop we’ll be looking at different time scales across works of writing, different tohu or signs of time periods or time passing, and challenging each other to remove or recenter time within our writing.

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Here’s a sample of our past workshops

Memories – Real and Imagined with Gigi Fenster

Shortcut to the Sublime with Pip Adam

Keeping it Fresh and Fun with Helen Heath

Listening to the Waves with Lynn Jenner

Taking the Sting Out of Editing with Catherine Robertson

How to Speak Your Truth Without Being a Slave to It with Victor Rodger

Let’s Go There with Rajorshi Chakraborti

Exploring Sound Features in Poetry with Airini Beautrais

The Habit of Art with Pip Adam and Rebekah Rasmussen

Dear Essayist, I Like Your Style with Lynn Jenner

Writing Garlands of Stories with Sia Figiel

Burn Notice with Terese Svoboda

Dance & Write with Ingrid Kolle

Carry on Writing Memoir with Lynn Jenner

Explorer Extraordinary with Helen Lehndorf

Changing Channels with Lynn Jenner

Writing the Right Now with Pip Adam