Writers Practice offers creative writing retreats & workshops that build craft, community & conversation for writers across Aotearoa & beyond

Welcome to Writers Practice

We provide high-quality creative writing programmes – in New Zealand and online – which hone craft, build community and provide space to take artistic risks. Whether it’s a workshop, retreat, or collaborative project, we are committed to creating immersive experiences which push our creative boundaries, sharpen our writing and deepen our contribution to local and global communities.

Writers Practice runs the annual Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat, one to two-day craft workshops and longer online courses. To keep up to date with all upcoming offerings, sign up to our mailing list.


Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer.

There’s something for everyone – whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in between.

We look forward to seeing you from 23-25 February 2024 for our three-day gathering for writers which encompasses intensive morning workshops, lively discussions, and space to write, relax and engage with topics critical to your work.

All writers are welcome, at whatever stage you are in your writing life. You’ll find community, encouragement, and a safe place in which to take artistic risks.


Write Together is a journal as interested in process as product. Read our latest issue or join up to write new work with another writer in Aotearoa. Applications are currently closed but you can still enjoy the work that has been created via the button below.