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.

25-27 February 2022, Waikanae Beach

Join us for the 2022 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 – Chloe Lane, Sinead Overbye, Gem Wilder, Nic Low, Rebecca Priestley, Therese Lloyd and Helen Lehndorf – at the 2022 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat. Each writer will teach morning workshops: in fiction, essay, poetry, ekphrasis and writing in the current reality. In the afternoons, they will lead discussions on topics pertinent to craft and literature in Aotearoa. Learn more about our 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. 

Scholarship and volunteer opportunities are available. Applications close 31 December 2021.