Adventure Writing School

Adventure Writing School

Here is the information about our 2018 writing school.

Half Day Adventure Writing School – from pen to publication

With Shaun Barnett – Sunday July 1 9:00am to 12:00pm (3hrs). $40, youths $25.

You have been writing about your outdoor adventures, and want to know how to edit your own work and possibly get it published. Join a three-hour workshop with outdoors writer Shaun Barnett in which you will learn about defining your audience, choosing an angle, and how to edit your own work. The workshop will also cover what outdoor publications exist in New Zealand, and what editors want from writers. Bring along an article – on your laptop or on paper – about any outdoor subject, about 500 words long. You’ll get editing advice, and learn how to critically examine your own work. It can be fiction or non-fiction.

About Shaun:
Shaun Barnett developed a passion for mountains and tramping as a teenager living in Hawke’s Bay. Since then he’s tramped throughout New Zealand and also in Australia, South America, Canada, Nepal, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Iceland and Alaska. Since 1996, he has written over 1000 articles for newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and overseas. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the editor of Wilderness magazine, and is the current editor of the Federated Mountain Club’s Backcountry.

Shaun has written eight books including Classic Tramping in New Zealand (co-authored with Rob Brown), which won a Montana Book Award. More recently, he’s co-authored Shelter from the Storm, The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts, which won the New Zealand Post Booksellers Award in 2013. Tramping, A New Zealand History, co-authored with Chris Maclean, was long-listed for the New Zealand book awards. His most recent book is A Bunk for the Night, A Guide to New Zealand’s Best Backcountry Huts (2016) with Rob Brown and Geoff Spearpoint.

Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre – Faulks Room.

Enrollments are open via bank transfer or credit card. You can make a direct bank deposit to: NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust, Account Number: 06-0943-0111662-00, use your name as a reference and then please email it to us.

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