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Mandy Hager

Mandy Hager

Mandy Hager

Mandy Hager is a multi-award winning writer and author. In 2019, she was awarded the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, for life-time achievement and a distinguished contribution to New Zealand's literature for young people. She has also been awarded the 2012 Beatson Fellowship, the 2014 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship and the 2015 Waikato University Writer in Residence. She is a trained teacher, with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (Whitireia) and an MA in Creative Writing for Victoria University. She also writes adult fiction, short stories, non-fiction, educational resources, blogs and articles, and she tutored the Novel Course for Whitireia's Creative Writing Programme for ten years.


SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Workshop: Finding your Character's Voice

Sunday 13 September, 2:45pm - 4:00pm 

Finding your character's voice: how do you make a character sound real and unique? Through a series of exercises, you'll explore ways to develop your character's unique voice.