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Writing Workshop and Sailing with Renee Liang

11 Feb 2019

When

Monday 11 February 2019, 12.30pm - Monday 11 February 2019, 4.00pm


  • 12.30pm-1.30pm – Writing workshop in the exhibition.
  • 1.30pm-3pm – Sailing onboard Ted Ashby, reflection and writing time.
  • 3pm-4pm – Afternoon tea, opportunity to share writing, workshop conclusion.
Where

Edmiston Gallery, New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, NZ

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Cost

$40 includes workshop, sailing and afternoon tea

Bookings

maritimemuseum.co.nz/writing-workshop-and-sailing-renee-liang

bookings@maritimemuseum.co.nz

09 373 0800

Bookings required and spaces are limited

Website

facebook.com/events/1796234507171947

Take a journey with your writing in an afternoon workshop with the prolific New Zealand writer, Renee Liang.

The Maritime Museum is thrilled to be hosting this incredible opportunity for new and experienced writers.

The workshop will be both on land and on water, with a leisurely special sailing included onboard the museum’s heritage vessel Ted Ashby.

The 3.5 hour workshop will allow you to explore themes of journeying and identity, playing with a range of writing techniques, whilst being transported and inspired by both the contemplative exhibition and the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.

  • 12.30pm-1.30pm – Writing workshop in the exhibition.
  • 1.30pm-3pm – Sailing onboard Ted Ashby, reflection and writing time.
  • 3pm-4pm – Afternoon tea, opportunity to share writing, workshop conclusion.

Please bring your own paper and pens (or digital devices - please note charging will be limited).

This is a public programme for the exhibition Carving Water, Painting Voice. Conceived by Kazu Nakagawa, Carving Water, Painting Voice explores the themes of human migration and identity: “our journeys carve water, our languages paint voices.”

This programme follows a poetry reading in December with Riemke Ensing, whose work features in the exhibition, and Renee Liang, Peter Bland and Alexandra Balm.

About the author: Renne Liang

Renee, a second-generation Chinese Kiwi, is a poet, playwright, paediatrician, medical researcher and fiction writer. Renee is a multidisciplinary artist, having written in many genres including short and long fiction, poetry, theatre, non fiction, blogging and arts journalism. She has also collaborated on visual arts works, film and music, produced and directed theatre works, worked as a dramaturge, taught creative writing and organized community-based arts initiatives. In 2017 she made her foray into musical writing as a librettist for Auckland Arts Festival commissioned The Bone Feeder opera (with composer Gareth Farr) and as lyricist and book writer for Dominion Rd The Musical (with composer Jun Bin Lee). Her interactive digital game with Allan Xia, Golden Threads, commissioned by Auckland Museum for their current exhibition Being Chinese in Aoteroa, was recognised at the Play by Play Awards 2017 with an award for Representation and was then exhibited in China as part of two digital festivals. She also co-wrote the script For The Light, a short film by Steven Chow, selected to screen at the NZ International Film Fesitval 2017.

She holds a Master of Creative Writing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts (Theatre Writing) from the University of Auckland, a medical degree and a specialist qualification as a paediatrician. For her activities in arts, science and medicine, Renee was named a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader in 2010. She won the Royal Society Manhire Prize in Science Writing for Creative Non-Fiction in 2012. Her play The Quiet Room was shortlisted for the Adam Play Award in 2013, won the teen section of Playmarket’s Plays For The Young in 2014, and SWANZ award for Best Play in 2016. Under The Same Moon was a finalist in the SWANZ Best Play Awards in 2015