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literature & writing: words words words

what we are doing:
This will be a fun but intensive class aimed at people who love the written word and enjoy exploring creative imaginative ways to develop new word-based projects.
You will be guided through various short and diverse creative writing tasks and you will be able to build on the ideas that come out of the tasks as the class unfolds.
As part of the process you will be guided through the development of a micro story of your own to gain experience in working with some of the most important aspects of any story.

what you will learn:

  • how to explore, play with, and test new ideas
  • how to explore conventional and un-conventional ways to find ideas.
  • how to recognise the most important components of any story.
  • how diverse and exciting is our English language and the words within it!

type of lesson test flight, introduction, practice

skill required: 1 - beginners

Your chalkler will be:

Tasha Haines.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) & Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (Dip T.T). I was a lecturer in fine arts and design in Melbourne and Wellington for ten years.
I am currently a freelance writer, creative writer, blogger, & regular contributing book reviewer for Landfall Review Online.

What to bring

An A4 or larger notebook subtly lined or unlined is best (not thick heavy lines)
Several pens to write with (black or blue)

charge: 15 (+gst)

how to book and pay:

RSVP and pay using this paypal link or

deposit 17.25 into Chalkle's Kiwibank account:
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Details to include: [masked] - Your name - words

our cancelation policy:
If you RSVP for a lesson and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle. You may request to rejoin after six months.

If you cancel your RSVP:
- more than seven days = refund minus 10% admin fee.
- less than 7 days = no refund
- after 7pm night before = no refund and a no show will be recorded.

about chalkle:
Chalkle connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!

Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!

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  • Roshni P.

    I enjoyed the workshop and brainstorming with the participants on how to work with words. Learned some interesting ways to be more creative and gain story ideas from words. The course conductor was late and rather unapologetic but made up for that by adequately facilitating the workshop.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed learning how to uncover the character of words. Looking forward to the next session.

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    really enjoyed this, I think it's just the tip of the iceberg to use a bit of a cliche but seems like there's lots of wonderful things to learn and think about

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Jan

    Me too...this looks great...run again please

    January 17, 2013

  • Ali L.

    Oo, I hope this one runs again, on a weekend when I'm not already booked!

    January 14, 2013

  • R H.

    Hi this sounds very interesting

    December 24, 2012

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