Crash course in creativity

Calling all would-be writers – the Friends of Mahurangi East Library is offering a one-day crash course in creative writing convened by Whangarei author Michael Botur on Saturday, May 26, from 10am to 3pm. From Inspiration to Publication will cover the whole creative process, with topics including voice, tense, character development and editing. It is aimed at giving skills and confidence to novices, and inspiration and encouragement to those who are already writing. The course, which will take place in the Betty Paxton Room at Mahurangi Community Centre adjoining the library, is free to Friends of the Library, $25 to non-members and students can join  for a gold coin donation.

To register, email or, or call in at the library.