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Thursday, May 10, 2007

COPYSCHOOL COMING TO AUCKLAND

Auckland: 11 June -15 June
Fairfax Media AWARD Copy School aims to give young writers the specialist skills necessary to be great writers and with only twelve places available, positions are expected to fill fast.
Auckland tutors: Toby Talbot, Paul Hankinson, Nick Worthington, John Plimmer, Richard Maddocks, Bridget Short, Darryl Parsons, Jamie Hitchcock and Fairfax journalist Steve Braunias.
“Copy School came straight out of a very clear need to refocus creative and demonstrate what the persuasive power of great copy can achieve. The industry seemed to be losing it. Our young writers weren’t getting the training and stimulation they intuitively felt they needed,” says
Ray Black, course leader Sydney.
In Sydney fourteen candidates have just completed the course. Students travelled from interstate and even Malaysia to receive guidance from some of the best writers in the country.
The school will also commence in Melbourne and Brisbane in the next few weeks.
For more details and to download a booking form for the Auckland school please visit www.awardonline.com or email Pauline@awardonline.com or call Pauline on +612 8297 3843

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should get Alan Duff from The Pond.
One of NZ's best writers.

8:35 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice idea, shame that the specialist skills supplied by Toby Talbot, Paul Hankinson, Nick Worthington, John Plimmer, Richard Maddocks, Bridget Short, Darryl Parsons, Jamie Hitchcock and Fairfax journalist Steve Braunias will probably be mainly TV and press. Are there no DM or Interactive writers available?

9:59 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look foward too it.

12:01 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me to.

2:19 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interactive writers? Ha ha ha. Or should I say, LOL.

5:25 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting this whole writers school and the people they get to tutor?

Why get copywriters to tutor who can only string together a paragraph of words that sits at the bottom of the page and not writers like Duff who can write everything from movie scripts, radio, books etc etc...

I know who i would want to listen to.

Good point 8.35, i agree, they need fresh writers...

12:56 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think some of the best writers around are the DM specialists.

1:52 PM NZST

 

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