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2Write offers writing and design workshops for individuals and groups. We enjoy sharing our skills with individuals, NGOs, small businesses and community organisations.
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Twenty people joined Pip’s ethical storytelling workshop in July 2020, part of an online writing workshop series run by the New Zealand Society of Authors during Covid restrictions. Participants discussed the unique ethical challenges of writing creative non-fiction, including the tension between courage and compassion. Pip’s TEDx talk on ethical storytelling can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHR8fWAr43k
Pip was one of six teaching writers at the annual Kāpiti Writers Retreat in February 2020. In her two-day workshop on writing creative non-fiction, she explored key elements of ethical story-telling: courage, compassion and finding our voice.
Pip also gave a plenary address during the retreat on gathering oral history narratives and weaving them into our written stories.
Find out more about the annual Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat here.
'I greatly appreciated Pip Desmond’s sharing of her knowledge and experience in such a generous and inclusive way. Her workshops gave me much needed insight into an area of writing I’ve struggled with. Thank you, Pip and the Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat.” - Fleur Beale, participant, 2020 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat
Other writing workshop testimonials
'Great session with Pip Desmond yesterday. We had several samples of writing which we worked on. Thank you, Pip.' - Peter Glensor, Hui E, Community Aotearoa
'Great feedback from the evaluation... learnt heaps in such a short time. I have been to many writing courses, but Pip's has to be the best. I looking forward to applying my new-found knowledge.' - Honey Winter, Te Wana quality programme review manager
During a two-year VSA assignment in Dili, Timor-Leste from 2013-2015: