Auckland’s waterfront writing centre ...
Established The Creative Hub, a waterfront writing centre where NZ’s leading writers teach writing courses to the public.
In 2010, John Cranna Communications founded The Creative Hub, NZ’s first writing centre run entirely by professional editors and authors. The Centre is located on the beautiful Auckland waterfront at Princes Wharf, overlooking the Viaduct Basin.
A dozen Creative Hub graduates have now published novels or won national writing awards, including Rosetta Allan, whose novel ‘Purgatory’ was published by Penguin in 2014; and Emma Vere-Jones, who won the Joy Cowley National Childrens Writing Award in 2014.
The Centre employs some of New Zealand’s leading authors to run workshops and tutor students, including Roger Hall, Tessa Duder, Sarah Laing, Judith White, Sue McCauley, Fiona Kidman, and Elizabeth Smither. There are also guest workshops by some of the leading figures in the publishing world, including former Penguin publisher Geoff Walker, NZ’s most successful publisher.
The Centre currently runs a dozen courses each year, including Fiction Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Business Writing, and Childrens and Young Adult Writing.
Student feedback on courses has been enthusiastic, and the Creative Hub sends a monthly e-zine to its mailing list of 600, including graduates of its courses, professionals in the writing and publishing scene and the general public.
A feature of the centre are two interlinked fiction writing courses, a start out eight week Introduction to Creative Writing course; followed by a 30 week Fiction Course.
Creative Hub Students