Adventure Writing School

Adventure Writing School

Half Day Adventure Writing School – Experiences into Words.

With Paul Hersey – Sunday June 30, 1:00pm to 4:00pm (3hrs). $40, youths $25.

Recreating outdoor adventures through story writing can be a frustrating process. Join adventurer and award winning author Paul Hersey for a three hour workshop, exploring ways to bring your experiences alive on the page. Whether it’s recognising a worthwhile adventure to write about, or improving a story you have already started, Paul will take you through the main elements that make good writing. It doesn’t matter what level you consider yourself at as a writer, this workshop will provide the tools to make your writing better. Note: this is an informal, ‘hands-on’ style workshop, so feel free to bring a pen and paper.

About Paul:

Paul Hersey is a Dunedin-based writer, photographer, adventurer and occasional filmmaker. He has climbed extensively throughout New Zealand as well as in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan and Europe. He has achieved a number of first ascents here and overseas, and is a two-time recipient of the Sport New Zealand Hillary Expedition Grant.

Paul’s previous jobs have included newspaper reporter, fisheries enforcement officer, ice climbing instructor, sea cave kayak guide and outdoors retail shop manager. Along with having seven books published on outdoor themes, he has also written for various magazines including Alpinist, Surfer’s Journal, North and South, New Zealand Geographic and The Climber.

Paul’s interests and passions are varied and there is no better evidence than the titles of some of his books: Merino Country – Stories from the home of New Zealand’s hardiest sheep; Our Mountains – Journeys to New Zealand’s high places; Searching For Groundswell – A New Zealand surfer’s road trip; High Misadventure – New Zealand mountaineering tragedies and survival stories; and Where The Mountains Throw Their Dice – An insight into the Kiwi climbing psyche.

Paul’s accounts of his climbing expeditions not only offer the challenges of different mountains, but also new cultures, religions, attitudes towards life in its many facets, and a myriad of ways to view our own, unique footprint in the world.

A multi-award winning author, Paul is currently working on an eighth book, and we are pleased to once again have him on our stage at the festival.

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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