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Easy Bites From Whitireia Creative Writing Programme

Easy Bites From Whitireia Creative Writing Programme


Easy Bites is will launch on Tuesday 19 August at Meow Café in Edward Street. The result of a biennial competition run by Whitireia Creative Writing students around Wellington cafes, it’s a book that fits neatly into one hand while your coffee cup is in the other.

The winner and runners up and an assortment of writers included in the book will read their work at Meow event which starts at 5.30pm.

Contestants were invited to ‘write something to read with coffee’ and the entries poured in. This year’s competition was judged by acclaimed Wellington poet James Brown. He choose Tiger Hat, a story by Rene Le Bas, former Whitireia student, as the winner. He said about the story: ‘There are a lot of stories and poems about relationships, but to capture the euphoria of a first meeting as well as the shock of a (possible) break up in such a short space is quite an achievement.’

Whitireia Creative Writing Programme manager Mary-Jane Duffy said running the competition and making a book were excellent experiences for emerging writers. ‘The Whitireia Creative Writing programme has been running for twenty years. It offers students the chance to develop their writing in a number of genres. Students write poetry, fiction, non fiction and scripts in our degree and diplomas. They write short projects and work up to book-length ones. But as well as that, we provide them with real world experiences. In making Easy Bites they have worked with writers and their colleagues from the Whitireia Publishing Programme who have organised the production side of things.’


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