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Catherine will lead participants through a series of exercises designed to help them produce their most original and dynamic writing. She will encourage them to think laterally about such topics as voice, structure, choice of narrator, and the use of autobiographical material. Participants have the option of working on either short fiction or prose poetry, with a view to discovering new techniques and approaches that will invigorate their craft. The final section of each day will include workshopping of new pieces.
Catherine Chidgey’s novels have been published to international acclaim. Her first, In a Fishbone Church, won Best First Book at the New Zealand Book Awards and at the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (South-East Asia and South Pacific). In the UK it won the Betty Trask Award and was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Other honours include the Prize in Modern Letters, the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, the Janet Frame Fiction Prize, and the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for The Wish Child. Remote Sympathy was shortlisted for the DUBLIN Literary Award and the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK. Her latest novel, The Axeman’s Carnival, is set in Central Otago and has garnered rave reviews.