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Crime Writing Workshop

20 Aug, 2022

Join Vanda Symon as she takes a villainous perspective on your writing. This hands-on workshop has plenty of writing exercises and quizzes.

Getting to grips with your villain.

In this crime writing workshop we will take a villainous perspective on your writing. We will delve into the psyche of your criminal and look at the emotional underpinning of the crime – the why, the stakes, the motivations. We will turn your baddie into a multi-dimensional character with elements to love and to hate. This is a hands on workshop with plenty of writing exercises and quizzes thrown in to get you thinking about what drives someone to commit a heinous crime.

The workshop costs $25 and includes morning tea. Registration required via event page on our website.

​The Trust Waikato Building is on Little London Lane, off London Street, Hamilton. The Trust has a sizable carpark and there’s lots of parking outside and close by.

Vanda is the Author of the Detective Sam Shephard crime fiction series and the stand alone thriller Faceless. She is a three time finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Fiction novel, was shortlisted for the British CWA New Blood Dagger award and has been nominated for the 2022 USA Barry Awards. Vanda calls Dunedin. She is the President of the New Zealand Society of Authors, and was the Chair of Copyright Licensing New Zealand. When Vanda isn’t writing or busy working as a health researcher at the Va’a o Tautai – Centre for Pacific Health at the University of Otago, she produces and hosts a monthly radio show called Write On broadcast on Otago Access Radio, tries to tame her garden, drinks a lot of tea, and can be found on the business end of a fencing foil. Vanda is a Fijian New Zealander.


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20 Aug, 2022
9:30 - 12:30pm


Trust Waikato
4 Little London Lane
Hamilton Central

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