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.

26-28 February 2021, Waikanae Beach

Join us for the 2021 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat and renew and recharge your writing and your life. The Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat is an immersive two-day gathering for writers, happening on the Kāpiti Coast. The retreat includes intensive morning workshops, lively afternoon discussions and space to write, relax and engage with topics critical to your work. 

Writers Practice is delighted to host six contemporary New Zealand writers – Brannavan Gnanalingam, Cassie Hart, Darusha Wehm, Pip Adam, Rob Hack and Rose Lu – at the 2021 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat. Each writer will teach morning workshops: in fiction, essay, poetry, setting and choosing your own creative path. In the afternoons, they will lead discussions on topics pertinent to craft and literature in Aotearoa. Learn more about the teaching writers and their sessions.

The Kāpiti Coast is the perfect place to ground yourself and your writing by the saltiness of the sea to the west, and the bird song from the canopy of native bush that cover its mountains to the east.

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. 

Early bird rates available until 31 December 2020.

Scholarship and volunteer opportunities are available. Register before 15 January 2021. Find out more

Eating at the Kāpiti Writers' Retreat
Chatting outside