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Te Wahi Ora Women’s Writing Weekends

We are pleased to confirm our Women’s Writing Weekend dates for 2024 with our experienced facilitator Hilary Star.

9-11 February
16-18 August
11-10 October

Come to one, two or more!  These weekends are very popular so please book early!

The weekends provide a chance to continue, or finish, some writing you’ve been working on for ages; or come and be inspired to write something that is on your heart and which wants to find its voice!

Artist acknowledgement: Gbenga Orimoloy


The weekend commences with dinner at 6pm on the Friday night where Hilary will introduce us to the weekend’s programme.

On Saturday at 9.30am we meet for an hour and Hilary inspires us into our writing by her inspirational meditation and thoughts on a particular aspect of the value of writing!   We then go off and do our own thing – enjoying lunch together at 12.30pm.

Saturday, before dinner we share our writings with each other if we choose to or say something about how the day has been for us.

We end the weekend, listening to each others writings after lunch on Sunday, and leave around 2.30pm for home!

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

Once your booking is accepted a deposit of $75 is required.
The deposit needs to be paid into the Te Wahi Ora Trust A/c 12-3232-0135899-00 to secure your booking.

Please note the deposit is non-refundable if cancelled within the 7 day period before your booked session is due to start. 

Dietary Requirements
When booking please advise us of any special dietary requirements you have.

Make a Booking
Please send an email to Te Wahi Ora Women’s Retreat to book a Writing Weekend
Or use our Booking Form Click here >> BOOKING FORM   <<

An email is preferred as an email will prompt you to complete the essential information we need before we can process your booking.

Please send the following details to

  1. The date of the Writing Weekend you would like to attend
  2. Your first name and surname
  3. Your contact phone number
  4. The time you anticipate arriving at Te Wahi Ora on the Friday
  5. Your chosen accommodation cost. (Click HERE >> for our accommodation costs )
  6. Any special dietary requirements you have (Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Allergies etc)