Writer’s Retreat

October 2019. We are enjoying having Jackie Davis – RAK Mason Fellow in residency at Te Ao O Te Pukeko in conjunction with New Pacfice Studio

Jackie Davis - NZ - 2019 RAK Mason Fellow

Jackie Davis is an award-winning author of two novels, Breathe and Swim, published by Penguin NZ Ltd, and various fiction and poetry published in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the US. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington, has been awarded the NZSAs’ Foxton Fellowship and the Lilian Ida Smith Award, and has been on residencies both in New Zealand and overseas. 

She has also written and directed two plays – Whether I Fall, a one-act play, and A Time Like This, a full-length play produced in Gisborne and Wellington – and her short fiction for both adults and children has been broadcast on RNZ National

 

Gaye and I are both writers, Gaye is a storyteller and published novelist. We have both spent time at writing retreats and know the value of getting away to somewhere else, to focus purely on your writing. We understand too, the balance between solitude and company.

Stays can be from a few days through to three weeks. We supply bed and breakfast and places to write, with access to wi-fi internet connection. We are close to walks and the award winning Clareville Bakery Café. We can pick you up from the Carterton railway station if you come from Wellington by train.

We have one writer at a time and are open from September to May. Our cost of only $50 per night is set so we can support other writers on their journey.

If you are interested in a writers retreat please complete the form below and tell us a bit about the project you are wanting to work on.

“I have just returned from 3 days of writing and planning facilitated by a wonderful couple Gaye and Michael.
Check out www.liveliketheriverflows.com which is where I found them. You are in a peaceful place, warmly welcomed and left to immerse yourself in your writing. Give yourself the gift of some focused time in the Wairarapa. Highly recommend it.” Lynn

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Gaye and I are pleased to announce our partnership with NZ Pacific Studio (NZPS) and to be a place of residency for artists both local and international. NZPS started in 2001 with over 500 artists having taken residencies with them.  In 2018 they had to move out of their base, the historic Mount Bruce Normandell house. We are very pleased to one the residencies they are able to match artists with. You can learn more about them and check out their fellowships. NZ Pacific Studio.

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