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Te Wahi Ora Women’s Writing Weekends 2022

Posted in Te Wahi Ora Events

The focus of these Women’s Writing Weekends is making time and space for you to write. Spend an enjoyable weekend with like-minded women interested in creative writing. Share your thoughts and writing, get feedback and make some time to focus on your creative expression. 

We are pleased to confirm our Women’s Writing Weekend (residential at the Retreat Centre) dates with our facilitator Hilary Star:
February 25th – 27th WOMEN’S WRITING WEEKEND
April 29th – May 1st
WOMEN’S WRITING WEEKEND
14-15 May WOMEN’S WRITING WEEKEND via ZOOM (scroll down for more information)
2-4 September WOMEN’S WRITING WEEKEND
9-11 December WOMEN’S WRITING WEEKEND

Our Women’s Writing Weekend has its own writers blog titled MANY PATHS, MANY VOICES where women who come to our writing weekends can share some of their work. >>CLICK HERE<< to link to our writers blog

Price for Women’s Writing Weekend (Residential):
The normal weekend room rate plus $30 each day as a Koha to Hilary for her amazing facilitation of our Writing Weekends
Click HERE >> ACCOMMODATION COSTS

All meals are provided and please let us know when you book if you have any dietary requirements.

Places on these weekends do sell out so PLEASE, if you are interested in participating in one of these wonderful creative weekends please consider booking early.

Please use the online Booking Form or email us to check availability.


For more detailed information about the
WOMENS WRITING WEEKEND programme
CLICK HERE >>


Health and Safety: Our aim is that we all feel comfortable and safe while enjoying creative companionship.

Due to the Aotearoa’s current omicron outbreak we are taking the following precautions:

We take advantage of the weather and eat outside in the ‘wild air’ whenever possible. 🌞🌺🌳🌬☀️

Group sessions will be held outside for maximum ventilation whenever possible 🌬☀️

We keep the main shared spaces in the retreat centre well ventilated and masks must be used indoors. WHO guidelines state that most common place for transmission is indoor with no/poor ventilation and recommend well fitting masks in this situation. 😷😷 If the weather does not allow for an outdoor group session, we will meet in a well ventilated room and use masks.

Your accommodation is in separate rooms with separate external entrances. If someone feels more comfortable having their meals separately we are happy to accommodate this. 🏠🛏 The Seaview Suite is the most self contained accommodation at the retreat centre, with external entrance its own bathroom and deck.

We encourage regular hand washing and social distancing. 💦🧼

And of course if you are is feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms we ask that you please stay home and get a test.

Click >>HERE<< to see our Cancellation Policy


Te Wahi Ora Women’s Writing ZOOM Sessions:

Te Wahi Ora Women’s Writing ZOOM Sessions have proved popular for people who find traveling difficult currently or wish to connect distantly for health reasons… or it’s just that this format works well for them. We started these ZOOM Writing Weekends as a response to the lockdowns however more ZOOM sessions have been requested!
Next Zoom Writing Weekend: May 14 – May 15

The focus of the May 14-15 2022 zoom weekend workshop:
“Given all the uncertainty, changes, challenges that life brings, when life is nothing like we expect it to be, is so true when it comes to grief, to loss, to disappointment, or to new love, or a joy filled surprise, such as being a grandparent for the first time!  We are going to explore the theme in this Writing Weekend of Being with the Unexpected – being lost and found! “ Hilary Star

The fee for this is only $45 per person. Please register with Te Wahi Ora and we will look forward to seeing you on zoom. Dace will assist everyone with setting up Zoom if you are concerned about technical aspects.